with Meridian Herald and Hosted at the Chattahoochee Nature Center
Jane Thorpe, Meridian Herald Executive Director
July 14, 2020
End your day right with a live-streamed concert of songs about the beauty of nature and water on July 26, 2020. Taking place at the Chattahoochee Nature Center at 6:00 PM, after the gates close, the virtual concert will be hosted by environmentalist and journalist Sally Sears and performed by brilliant singers Timothy Miller and Wanda Yang Temko of the award-winning Meridian Chorale under the direction of Steven Darsey. Tune into the 6:00 PM live-stream concert on the Meridian Chorale Facebook page.
Children who visit the CNC on Sunday afternoon, 12:00-3:00, July 26 will receive a packet (via QR code) of fun activities related to music, poetry, nature and science, play “Song of the Chattahoochee” hopscotch, and participate in a video recording of the poem “Song of the Chattahoochee” by renowned Georgia poet Sidney Lanier.
Timothy Miller, affectionately known as the “tenor lion” is famous for his rendition of “God Bless America” at Atlanta Braves games. Wanda Yang Temko is known for her thrilling soprano performances in opera and concert. The Meridian Chorale is sponsored by Meridian Herald, a choral arts non-profit that sings to make the world a better place. Combining music, literature, history and science into unique programs Meridian Herald aspires to build community and promote intellectual curiosity, empathy, understanding, and racial reconciliation.
SING! “Song of the Chattahoochee” is part of Meridian Herald’s newest program series Confluence. A confluence means the place where two rivers come together. It can also mean a place where ideas meet and grow.
Meridian Herald’s Confluence is the intersection of the environment and the arts. Produced by the Governor’s Award winning arts and humanities non-profit Meridian Herald and guided by a steering committee that includes 100 Miles, the Chattahoochee Nature Center, the Georgia Council for the Arts, the Georgia Humanities Council, the South Fork Conservancy, the Trust for Public Lands, and individual artists and community volunteers. Confluence will present a series of programs in 2020 and 2021 focused on art of all types—visual, musical and written—created by Georgia artists, amateur and professional, children and adults, who have been inspired by Georgia’s natural beauty and whose works inspire others to preserve and protect Georgia’s environment.
Check out Meridian Herald’s “Bound for the Promised Land,” produced by and recently listed for 2020 Grammy consideration by five-time Grammy Award winning producer Elaine Martone. See a video of the final work from Meridian Herald’s live gala concert, “Bound for the Promised Land,” here.
Tune in July 26, 2020 at 6:00 pm to the Meridian Chorale’s Facebook page and enjoy the “Song of the Chattahoochee”.