Rosemary Ganley The Peterborough Examiner February 6, 2019
The Peterborough Singers are performing at the Calvary Church on Feb. 23 - the concert is inclusive and accessible to all. SPECIAL TO THE EXAMINER
Would you agree that each one of us is disabled in some respect? Something physical, or a mental or emotional wound or weakness? Some immobility, discomfort or pain which we have to live with?
How then can we participate fully in all the cultural offerings in our community? How shall we get there? What accommodations will have to be made so that we too can benefit from the arts? What subtle, if unintended, exclusionary practices have up to now rendered us somewhat undesirable as an audience member?
Look now at the Peterborough Singers. It is an acclaimed choir of 120 members, now 27 years old, directed by the gifted Syd Birrell, which stages four sold-out concerts a year, two classical, one seasonal oratorio at Christmas, and one in mid-winter from the popular genre.
Recently a creative idea, some stellar collaborations and a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough have come together to do what we do best: work together to bring about something new, something valuable and something inclusive. All with a kind of modesty. Continue Reading >Here<
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