A Choral Quilt of Hope: I2Choir Concert and Community Sing!
A CHORAL QUILT OF HOPE: I2CHOIR CONCERT AND COMMUNITY SING!
An IQSCM First Friday Concert
MAY 2nd AT INTERNATIONAL QUILT STUDY CENTER & MUSEUM
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT 5:30PM
1523 N. 33rd St. | University of Nebraska-Lincoln | Lincoln, NE 68583
The i2Choir will perform several exciting selections including a contemporary setting of the Langston Hughes text I Dream a World, the beloved Simon & Garfunkel hit Bridge Over Trouble Water, a dynamic piece expressing a dream for a better world called Give Us Hope, and Vuelie, a song inspired by indigenous Saami and Norwegian culture used in the opening for the Disney animated feature, Frozen. In addition, the UNL men's a cappella ensemble "Bathtub Dogs" will partner with i2Choir in singing a vocal jazz piece by the Real Group called Bumblebee as well as performing several selections from their own repertoire. Throughout the performance the audience will join i2Choir in singing several well-loved standards including Somagwaza (from South Africa), Somewhere Over the Rainbow, and Lean on Me.
i2Choir is a newly formed inclusive and intergenerational choral ensemble that has partnered with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music and International Quilt Study Center and Museum to provide music-making opportunities for individuals of all abilities. In i2Choir, individual contributions are valued, musical growth is championed and all members are partners in creating high quality music. Using the principles of Universal Design for Learning, musical growth activities are designed to maximize the learning potential for everyone who participates. i2Choir is open to all participants who can sing, as well as those who want to learn to sing. We invite participants to register in cross-age, cross-ability groups or "singing teams" of two to four who want to participate in the ensemble together. We encourage teams who would like to sing with, and support family members and friends with a variety of physical, sensory, and cognitive challenges.