"The Connection Between Sound and Place"

By Katherine Duke '05

Throughout her college years, Deidra Montgomery ’10 has been meeting up with other enthusiasts to raise her voice in a singing tradition called Sacred Harp. Now she’s conducting a formal study of her fellow singers. “I’m looking at who the Western Mass [Sacred Harp] community is, who makes it up and what a regular singing is like,” she says. Phil DuPont ’12 has been attending three Catholic Masses every week, at two different churches in Holyoke, Mass., listening to the differences in the songs and prayers at English- and Polish-language services. The singings and the churches are just a few examples of “Pioneer Valley Soundscapes.”


Amherst College Department of Music to Present Evita March 28

March 20, 2009
Contact: Sara Leonard
Concert and Production Manager

AMHERST, Mass.—The Amherst College Department of Music will present a fully-staged performance of Evita, a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, on Thursday, March 26, through Saturday, March 28, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.