2017 Science Festival Chorus Performances

Many thanks to our chorus and audience
for three successful performances!



Directed by Laura Backley

during the two weekends of the Cambridge Science Festival

   Saturday April 15, 2017 at 3:00pm at the Peabody School, 70 Rindge Ave., Cambridge
   Saturday April 22, 2017 at 5:00pm at the Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard, 415 Main St., Cambridge
   Sunday April 23, 2017 at 4:00pm at the Museum of Science, Boston

Peruse/download the program booklet for these performances

Once again, the North Cambridge Family Opera Science Festival Chorus presented a program of science songs at the 2017 Cambridge Science Festival in April. This year's production was a series of songs on the theme of weather and climate and covered topics as diverse as rain (including weird weather, like raining frogs!), tornadoes, the ozone hole (it's getting smaller--yay!), ocean level rise, the original climate change scientists (Fourier, Arrhenius, and Keeling), and the distinctions between weather and climate.

Singin' of the Rain comprises 19 songs by ten contemporary composers, including David Haines, who has been featured prominently in many of our previous Science Festival Choruses, plus Leo HurleyDan Kallman, Bruce Lazarus, and Lauren Mayer; as well as local composers Andrea Gaudette, Ruth Hertzman-Miller, Tim Maurice, and first-time locals Molly Ruggles and Stanley Sagov. The program also included a medley of songs composed by Cambridge Public School students under the direction of David Haines, as part of David's CPS Songwriting Workshops. The entire program was accompanyied by a slideshow of song lyrics and children's artwork.

Audio recordings of the performances, with and without video of the accompanying slideshow, can be found here, along with information about the composers and lyricists who contributed to the program.