Six Degrees with Counterpoint Vocal Ensemble

Counterpoint Vocal Ensemble group photo

Counterpoint, Vermont’s Professional Vocal Ensemble joins with young singers from Samuel Morey and Westshire Elementary Schools for a multidisciplinary concert program about climate change and what we can do to address it. Through music, narration, and video, Six Degrees educate students and community members about how climate change threatens our survival and how green alternatives, renewables, and sustainability can address these dangers. The title refers to the rise in world temperatures of six degrees Celsius that would imperil life on our planet, and also to the “six degrees of separation” that connect all of humanity. Because all six inhabited continents are affected by climate change, the concert includes songs from across the globe, and concludes with a joyous celebration of nature in balance.

Founded by legendary choral director and arranger Robert De Cormier in 2000, and based in Montpelier, Counterpoint is dedicated to performing choral chamber music and engaging with student musicians in Vermont and beyond. Praised for their “clarity, skill” and “sophisticated musical expressiveness,” the ensemble presents concerts throughout New England and the surrounding region, and has toured the Midwest. Counterpoint has recorded seven CDs with Albany Records and has released four further CDs independently. Their repertory includes folksongs from around the world, African-American spirituals, sacred music of many traditions, and concert works by classical composers of the past and our own age.
Tickets for this event will be available to purchase online prior to the event and will also be sold at the door.

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