EVC Concerts for the Environment
Selection of Videos
Concert Choir performs the World Premiere of
Merlijn Twaalfhoven's "Four Drifting Seasons"
at Carnegie Hall 9/18/17
"We Can Start Today". Original song, written by the EVC Youth Choir with Carlton Taylor, Premiered in the 2016 Spring Concert for the Environment
"Grow, Little Tree"
"Pima Wind Song"
Spring Concert for the Environment: A Menagerie of Songs
Broadway Presbyterian Church, May 18, 2017
Spring Concert for the Environment: Grow, Little Tree
Manhattan School of Music, May 19, 2016
For this concert, we asked singers in the Youth Choir what they love in nature. Here is a taste of what they shared:
- “When the sun rises and sets - rushing water - Jamaica - pomegranates - chocolate - reflections against the water - colored leaves in autumn - cats - cooking ingredients”
- “I find the quietness so nice in nature. It makes be feel so much better to talk a walk. In a subtle way, it heals me.”
- “We can try to use less resources - people can reuse old supplies - laws should ration how much people can take from nature - people should not throw out anything usable - people can try to use what they have before buying more."
- “We are not only affecting ourselves; we are affecting every single thing in the world.”
- “We can’t just keep leaving it to the next generation because soon enough there will be no way to stop it.”
The wonder evoked by the natural world, our tendency to personify that which we appreciate in nature, the awesome force of the elements, and the urgency of the call for environmentalism have inspired the poets and composers whose works we performed.
--Nicole Becker, Artistic Director