April 4th, 2012

Cream City Chorus: "We Are ONE: Celebrating Diversity"

On Sunday, April 1, we went to the Unitarian Universalist Church West, to enjoy the Cream City Chorus’ spring concert, “We Are ONE: Celebrating Diversity.”

Rather in keeping with the theme, this concert was heavy on numbers for the whole group, with few small ensemble songs. The chorus as a whole was in very good voice, which made for very enjoyable listening. The songs that did have major solo parts had very strong performances, such as by Hillary Giffen in “Blessing,” and Chuck Ellingson on “Not In Our Town.”
Serious songs on the themes of inclusion were also leavened with funny pieces, such as “Can’t Take the ‘Color’ Out of Colorado.” All in all a very fine concert.

April 1 was the actual 25th anniversary of the Chorus’ founding. Founders, past members, and friends gave short remarks during the performance honoring the day. Georgie was asked to provide cake for the reception after, and made two, one with the concert rainbow design, and one with the Chorus’ 25 year logo, both designed by Emory Churness.

We had previously gotten the melancholy news that this is going to be the Chorus’ final season. There are life cycles in all things—particularly volunteer organizations—and the Chorus has evidently come to the end. The actual final concert will be the cabaret show scheduled for June 16th, also at the UUCWest. The Chorus will be missed—at least by us.

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Gloom & Doom Dept. Part 2: It's Not Just Me--

Next Great Depression? MIT researchers predict ‘global economic collapse’ by 2030

'A new study from researchers at Jay W. Forrester's institute at MIT says that the world could suffer from "global economic collapse" and "precipitous population decline" if people continue to consume the world's resources at the current pace.

Smithsonian Magazine writes that Australian physicist Graham Turner says "the world is on track for disaster" and that current evidence coincides with a famous, and in some quarters, infamous, academic report from 1972 entitled, "The Limits to Growth." '

Read the full story at:

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