‘SHINE BRIGHT ~ Songs about Sunshine’

June 1, 2023

On Sunday afternoon, June 11, the MUSIC MAKES ME HAPPY Chorus will present a sing-along concert of songs about the sun and sunshine, to be enjoyed by people of all ages.  (We appreciate and enjoy the diversity of our audiences.) 

The concert opens with a rock song called “Why Does the Sun Shine?”   A talented and captivating performer from Acton, Theodore Jensen-Fellows (who prefers to be called “Spaghetti”),brings the sun’s scientific facts to life with his lively interpretation, accompanied by guitar and drums. 

Following that great opening, the chorus invites you to sing along on We’ll Sing in the Sunshine, Here Comes the Sun, I Got the Sun in the Morning, Sunny Day, Sunshine on My Shoulders, On the Sunny Side of the Street, You Are My Sunshine,and other favorites.  (Lyrics are provided.)There will also be some songs that possibly are new to you, such as A Place in the Sun, one of the chorus’s favorites. The songs are from many different styles: folk, musicals, country, gospel, rock, swing era – truly something for everyone.  

In addition, there will be a featured Hang Drum performance “A Sunshine Meditation” by the fabulous percussionist Mitchell Gordon. The chorus pianist is the multi-talented Devereux Geiger of Interlude Music in Maynard. The conductor is Marsha Martin.

After the concert, the audience members are invited to a reception in the garden.

WHEN:  Sunday, June 11, 3 p.m.

WHERE:  Umbrella Arts Center – Main Stage (handicapped accessible)

40 Stow Street in the center of Concord

Admission: suggested donation of $20

Come spend a delightful afternoon singing, smiling, and visiting with friends!

Founded in 2015, the chorus is comprised of special needs adults who love to sing, make new friends, and give back to the community.  The chorus motto is:  “Making the world happier one song at a time”.  “With music as the connection, our members share their gifts of exuberant love,Joy, living in the present moment, and heartfelt gratitude.” Their spirit enlivens and inspires those who come to listen and sing-along with the chorus at their concerts.

This year the chorus has given concerts at theUmbrella Arts Center, the West Concord Porchfest, and Concord’s Annual Tree Lighting.  

For more information on joining our chorus, volunteering, or donating, please see our website:  www.mmmh-singers.org or e-mail:  Marsha Martin <marsha@mmmh-singers.org>