Concert selections reflect hope theme

ARTS NOTES

November 06, 2005

The Masterworks Chorale of Carroll County will present its fall concert, "Carpe Diem - Seize the Day," at 3 p.m. Nov. 13 in Baker Memorial Chapel at McDaniel College.

Selections will offer a message of hope.

The featured work is Bach's Cantata 140, a celebratory piece depicting a wedding feast.

The program includes the John Donne poem "At the Earth's Imagined Corners"; the spirituals "Great Day" and "In Dat Great Gittin' Up Mornin'"; James Agee's poem "Behind the Closed Eye"; Kurt Weil's Kiddush; and local composer Garth Baxter's interpretation of the Agee poem, "And Death Shall Have No Dominion."

The concert will conclude with When the Saints Go Marching In, a tribute to the people who are struggling with the aftermath of hurricanes and other disasters.

The Children's Chorus of Carroll County also will participate.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Students are admitted free.

Information: 410-871-3371.

Head Start children to receive free book

Carroll County children enrolled in the Head Start program will receive a personalized children's book as part of the Carroll County Give-a-Book program at 10 a.m. Nov. 15 at the Westminster library branch, 50 E. Main St.

Give-a-Book is coordinated by Books About You, a personalized children's book producer based in Owings Mills.

Through the sponsorship of Creig Northrop and the Northrop Team of Realtors, more than 125 Carroll County Head Start children will receive personalized books.

The Give-a-Book program aims to encourage children to get excited about reading at an early age. The hardcover books are personalized with the child's name throughout the story and include full-color illustrations.

The book, Little One, Little One, What Do You See? takes children on a rhyming journey counting animals and allows them to become the main character of the story.

Information: 410-356-6376.

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