Add your voice to the Dylan Thomas sing-a-long Celebration in New York on Saturday June 21st
ASF Members and Friends are invited to join in a truly Celtic sing-along … a mass celebration of Dylan Thomas
The Sing A Long starts at 11:00am in various locations throughout the City, Culminating at Rockefeller Park (Battery Park City) at 11:45am
This is a FREE event but registration is recommended.
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Wales has celebrations under way throughout the year with even an app from First Group to guide you on your way http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/south_west_wales/journey_planning/dylan_thomas/
June 21st is New Yorkers chance to raise their voices in celebration of the great Dylan Thomas. Everyone is welcome to join this great singing event on June 21. It will be part of Dylan Thomas 100, celebrating one hundred years since the birth of the great Welsh poet, and brought to you in New York by the Welsh Government and the British Council
The event is also co-presented by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Make Music New York and Poets House, in association with American Opera Projects as part of the River To River Festival 2014.
Background to the Event:
Celebrating the centenary of the birth of Dylan Thomas, ‘And Death Shall Have No Dominion’ is a once-off participatory singing event for a synchronized headphone choir in honor of his famous poem.
Using an app that contains the accompaniment and synchronizes their mobile devices, participants set-off along 45 minute walking routes through lower Manhattan, singing the words of the renowned poet across the landscape of his final days.
The performers begin their walk individually, singing just one part. Little by little, as routes converge, the song is revealed in its fullness until eventually, everyone assembles together for a grand choral finale accompanied by the Asphalt Orchestra, at Rockefeller Park.
Participants are invited to reflect on Thomas’ words that famously declare triumph over death in the context of their own personal journey. Anyone can take part–it is unnecessary to read music or to have sung in a choir previously.