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Hickory Choral Society: Fall Concert: Love and Music Endure

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( Sun., Oct. 22, 2023 )

P.E. Monroe Auditorium, 775 Sixth Street NE, Hickory, NC 28601


Join us for the NC premiere of Robert S. Cohen’s Alzheimer’s Stories, a 30-minute choral work that seeks to offer some
semblance of hope in response to this debilitating disease. It was commissioned by a Susquehanna Valley Chorale (PA) chorister in honor of his parents, who both died from Alzheimer’s. The libretto was created by Hershel Garfein, who drew on testimony of Susquehanna Valley Chorale members and the local community who shared their experiences with friends and family who had the disease. In three movements, the work features mezzo-soprano and baritone soloists, choir, and a 13-piece instrumental ensemble. Different elements of living with Alzheimer’s are explored, including history, poignancy, humor, hopelessness and hope.


Free and open to the public


  • Sunday, October 22, 2023 at 3:00 PM