The Hundredth Town Chorus, under the direction of Wendy Damoulakis, is observing its 65th anniversary by presenting a free public concert, at 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, May 31, at the Congregation B’nai Shalom, 117 E. Main St. in Westborough.
Anchored in tradition, infused with a deep sense of community and camaraderie, the HTC began at a meeting of the Westborough Woman’s Club in 1949. With a mission of bringing the joy of music to elderly audiences whose lack of mobility prevents them from attending public musical events, the chorus sings at area nursing homes, assisted care facilities, retirement communities, arts festivals and other area town cultural events.
Since 1982, Wendy Damoulakis has served as choral director. A well-known professional musician and teacher, Ms. Damoulakis has chosen a wide range of musical styles to please every audience. This season’s selections include favorites by George and Ira Gershwin, pieces from “A Chorus Line” and “Finian’s Rainbow”, a spiritual “Winds of Peace” in four parts with flute accompaniment, a jazzy version of “Route 66”, and more. The audience will have a chance to sing along on a classic patriotic tune for Memorial Day, and there will be a show-stopping number called “Take Me Along”.
Although founded in Westborough, chorus members of various ages and diverse backgrounds- from Westborough, Northborough, Southborough, Hopkinton, Marlboro, Grafton, Leicester, Millbury, Shrewsbury, Upton and Uxbridge- round out the ranks. It’s a talented group that loves to sing.
Please help them usher in another 65 years of uplifting music! Come sing along, clap your hands or tap your feet at this special anniversary concert on May 31.