Uniting Springfield Through Music
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) — Uniting Springfield through music! Plans for the Springfield Unity Festival concert were unveiled Wednesday morning in front of Symphony Hall.
The October 18th concert will be made up of a culturally-mixed chorus of 300 local singers. They will get together on that day, rehearse and then perform spiritual, gospel and world music with themes of unity, harmony and diversity that evening at 7:30.
It’s the fulfillment of a lifelong dream of York Mayo, a prominent local volunteer and activist. He and Lee Hagon, the Choir Director at Minnechaug Regional High School have been working for a year and a half to make it happen. Mayo says concert builds on Springfield’s strength, it’s diversity, adding, “This is about people getting together, standing shoulder to shoulder, singing, that normally don’t socialize and the same with the audience.
Lee Hagon says it’s about bringing people together, adding, “Music can expose people to different cultures, different languages, different styles, get them outside of their cultural comfort zone and that really enriches the community.”
Once again, the Unity Festival Concert is Saturday, October 18th. If you’d liked to get involved click here for more information. ABC40 and Fox6 are the media sponsors for the Unity Festival Concert.