Published April 18, 2019

NORTH READING — The Ipswich River Community Chorus is busy rehearsing for its upcoming spring concert, “Many Sides of Music” so save the date for May 4 and 5.

Music can provoke different feelings and have a variety of meanings depending on the time period when songs were released or how different artists perform a piece. “I’m Still Standing” and “True Colors,” chart-toppers in the ‘80s, became popular with a new generation hearing the songs in the movies “Sing” and “Trolls.”

Other songs included in this show that will audiences will fondly remember include “A Tribute to Queen,” “Eleanor Rigby,” “Scarborough Fair,” “Send in the Clowns,” “Canon in D,” “Puff (The Magic Dragon)” and more. Pieces being debuted by IRCC include “Of Crows and Clusters,” “Jabberwocky,” “Gamelan,” and other selections.


THE IPSWICH RIVER Community Chorus. (George Delianides/Moments to Memories Photography) 

The chorus is masterfully directed by Johnny Nichols Jr. and beautifully accompanied by Miles Goldberg on piano. Formerly known as the North Reading Community Chorale, the chorus is comprised of passionate singers from several communities along the length of the Ipswich River. With support from many communities, the chorus endeavors to offer scholarships to two local graduating high school seniors each spring, helping to foster a lifelong involvement in musical performance.

Join the chorus as they explore the many sides of music. The concert takes place on Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 5 at 4 p.m. at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 235 Park Street (Rte. 62), North Reading.

Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors, and children are free. For tickets, email: or call Beth at 978-664-3275.

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