Hands together

Bridges to Unity – We Are Not Alone
Sunday, March 15, 2020 3:30 PM
R.R. Jay Performing Arts Center, Saint John’s HS,
378 Main St, Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Orchestra, soloists and Algonquin Regional High School Chamber Choir


Unity in DiversityCynthia Lee Wong
We ExistOliver Caplan
LUX: The Dawn From On HighDan Forrest


This concert is the heart and soul of our season Building Bridges. We are not alone but are many diverse beings who need each other for fulfillment.


Commissioned by AVM in honor of its 40th anniversary, “Unity in Diversity” is a song cycle touching on themes which resonate today—nature and destruction, love and unity.
Concert Conversations – Meet the Composer
Please join us before the concert, 2:30-3:00 PM
Cynthia Lee Wong will talk about her music, compositional process, and take questions from the audience.


“We Exist” illustrates a beautiful parallel between migration and mankind. The power and awe of one is joined by many as they travel together on their life’s journey. “We exist not to divide, not to blame, not to surrender, but to lift up our arms.”


“LUX: The Dawn From On High” uses ancient liturgical chant, scripture, and modern secular love poetry to portray the hope of the dawn, of light shining in the darkness, of the unconditional light of the sun and the glory of creation.


We thank Webster First Federal Credit Union for sponsoring this concert!

Visit their new branch conveniently located at
280 Shrewsbury Street in Boylston!


Our Vision:

To celebrate the transformational power of choral music which enhances the well-being of those in our region and enriches the cultural landscape.