The combined Franklin and Dillsboro Ubuntu Choirs, directed by Tom Tyre, perform a concert of music from around the world and here at home on Sunday, Sept. 8, at 4 p.m., on the Town Square Gazebo in downtown Franklin.
Over two dozen voices strong, the a cappella group sings inspiring and uplifting music from diverse traditions and cultures, in several languages. This concert includes folk songs from Australia, Botswana, Cameroon, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, and other distant lands. The choir is composed of Macon, Jackson, and Rabun County residents, all sharing a passion for harmony singing.
Ubuntu is a worldwide choral movement open to all people who enjoy singing together in harmony. Local Ubuntu director Tom Tyre, who has sung and played various stringed instruments through his life, attended Ubuntu training in Victoria, British Colombia.
Bring a lawn chair, family, and friends. Rain location is First Presbyterian Church's historic Chapel, Church Street at Harrison Avenue, a block north of Main Street in downtown Franklin. There's no admission charge; donations are welcome. This family-friendly event is presented by the Arts Council of Macon County, with funding from the Grassroots Arts Program of the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. Contact the Arts Council for information, (828)524-7683 or www.artscouncilofmacon.org.