2020 Science Festival Chorus Rehearsals

The Cambridge Science Festival has been CANCELED till next year
2020 Vision: I See What You Did There will be performed next year as
2021 Vision: We Should Have Seen That Coming

NCFO Festival Chorus will
perform a program of songs about VISION AND THE SENSES
at the 2020 Cambridge Science Festival:


Directed by David Bass

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 6:15 to 7:30pm
   Peabody School, 70 Rindge Ave.
   Cambridge, MA 02140
Performances:       on the second weekend of the Cambridge Science Festival
   Saturday April 25 at 3:00pm at the Cambridge Public Library (main library)
   Sunday April 26 at 3:00pm at the Peabody School

For the fourteenth consecutive year, North Cambridge Family Opera will present a program of science songs at the Cambridge Science Festival (April 17-26, 2020). Come sing with us about the miracle of sight and the other sensory systems! How do vision, hearing, smell, taste, touch and the vestibular (balance) systems work? How do they develop? How can they go wrong? And how do they differ in other species? Sample topics from our program of about 20 songs include optical illusions, cataracts, and perfect pitch. Listen to this demo of Michael Ching's song about how other animals' vision works: What Do You See, Butterfly? (this was performed by our 2015 Science Festival Chorus).

2020 Vision will include songs by several contemporary composers, including David Haines, who has been featured prominently in many of our previous Science Festival Choruses, plus Michael Ching, Bruce Lazarus, Dan Kallman, and Lauren Mayer; and local composers Molly Ruggles, Tim Maurice, and Ruth Hertzman-Miller. We will also sing a medley composed by Cambridge Public School students under the direction of David Haines, as part of his CPS Songwriting Workshops. The performances will be accompanied by a slideshow of children’s artwork and projected lyrics.

Click here to listen to / watch our 2019 performance of One Whole Step for Man and to read about the composers and lyricists who wrote the songs.