‘Six Degrees’ Happens This Week
The highly-anticipated multi-media environmental program, ’Six Degrees,’ will be held at the First Congregational Church of Manchester, from 6 to 7 p.m. this Thursday, April 25. The professional a cappella vocal ensemble Counterpoint will be joined by members of the Burr and Burton Academy chorus and Maple Street Middle School students to perform this world premiere .
The title ‘Six Degrees’ refers to the cataclysmic result of warming the planet by six degrees Celsius – which would effectively end life on our planet – as well as the theory of six degrees of separation that connects all of humanity. The concert continues a legacy of activism through music begun by Counterpoint founder, the late Robert De Cormier, who strove to deliver a message of peace and justice through his compositions and arrangements. Learn about how the threat of global warming can be addressed by using green alternatives, renewables and sustainabile practices through music, narration and video. The event will also feature the premiere of an original composition by Counterpoint baritone Kevin Quigley set to words by the late Penobscot Abenaki elder Frank ‘Big Thunder’ Loring. A reception will follow hosted by Earth Matters where you can meet the singers, get information and enjoy healthy treats.
Tickets are available in advance at Northshire Bookstore for $10 and at the door on the day of performance for $15 (students with ID are $5). Details can be found at