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Chargers, composer collaborate for song

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LINDEN — An outdoor concert for the world debut of a special composition is set to take place Wednesday on the North Montgomery football field.

A release for the event speaks of a number titled “United in Song,” written in collaboration with New York City composer Jim Papoulis’ through his online workshops during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

The Chargers also worked closely with choir students at Covington High School to write and perform the number with guidance from Papoulis.

“We hope you will consider joining us as we offer our music as a gift to the community,” NMHS Director of Choirs Sarah Kavanagh said.

Papoulis is a well known New York City-based composer, orchestrator and conductor of music for dance, film scores, ensembles and choirs, the release states.

“For 20 years Jim has been dedicated to providing creative outlets for music students across the world in his songwriting workshops,” the release reads. “Due to the COVID-19 crisis, he has adapted his workshops to an online format. Music students from both North and Covington found the workshops to be an extraordinary experience.”

Kavanagh notes in the release the concert would not be possible without the support of Acuity Brands of Crawfordsville, which will sponsor the event and provide dinners for students between dress rehearsal and the performance.

A range of other numbers “that celebrate being reunited and making music together again” will also be featured.

The concert begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday at NMHS. Free tickets may be reserved by visiting www.vancoevents.com/us/eventlist/nmhs.

For more information, contact the high school at 765-362-5140.

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