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The Year To Save The Earth
The Year To Save The Earth

Sat, May 13

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First Parish Church

The Year To Save The Earth

Mixing powerful songs and beautiful projected images, “The Year to Save the Earth” takes us from celebration to grieving, protest to positive vision for the planet.

Time & Location

May 13, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

First Parish Church, 7 Concord Rd, Billerica, MA 01821, USA

About the event

Mixing powerful songs and beautiful projected images, “The Year to Save the Earth” takes us from celebration to grieving, protest to positive vision for the planet. Jim Scott’s lyrical melodies and outspoken poetry celebrate what’s beautiful, amazing, and fragile. As well as hard reality, the program’s message is one of optimism with many invitations to join in the singing. Facing the urgency of the environmental crisis, the songs challenge us to feel, to learn and to act.

Prolific composer guitarist Jim Scott brings warmth and humor with his jazz and world music influenced songs. He uses well a prodigious guitar mastery and clear voice to touch hearts with his messages of peace, justice, and the Earth. Formerly a member of the Paul Winter Consort, Jim was composer of their celebrated Missa Gaia/Earth Mass and sang their anthem song Common Ground. He has toured the world, recorded nine CDs of original music and published a growing line of choral works. One of the originators of the Unitarian Universalist Church “Green Sanctuary” program, Jim also compiled the Earth and Spirit Songbook, an anthology of over 100 songs of Earth by many contemporary composers.

From soundtracks for film and PBS to performances in Carnegie Hall and the Great Hall of the United Nations, Jim has performed and recorded with illustrious musicians in many genres. His friend and mentor, Pete Seeger called him “some kind of a magician.” Paul Winter said of his long-time collaborator “His music sings of the life spirit.” Recently, Jim received a NEA grant to produce “The Year to Save the Earth,” a multimedia concert of Jim’s outspoken and celebratory songs illustrated with beautiful and striking images. Billerica is fortunate to be among the first to experience his one of a kind performance. Jim plans to take this program on tour everywhere he can in 2023.

This event is free but donations are welcomed and gratefully accepted.

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