Welcome to the FIFTH week of
Masquers on Demand
We are halfway through our summer of highlighting the amazing talent of our extended Masquers Family. Welcome to week 5! This week, we bring you more exciting music from Birches Bend. Also, in celebration of the release of Hamilton on Disney+, we have a special cover performance for you! We dive into the Masquers Archives to enjoy a beautiful set design from John Hull. Enjoy a moving rendition of “One Day More” from Les Mis performed by the Sing For America Chorus. Finally, sit back, relax and enjoy the second episode of Season by Season podcast from Kit Lanthier. Scroll on and enjoy!
Tennessee Blues performed by Jasper Manning (mandolin) and Chad Manning (guitar) of Birches Bend
Ranging in age from 11 – 14, these youth are the future of Bluegrass. The band features Lucy Khadder (fiddle), Jasper Manning (mandolin), Sophia Sparks (mandolin) with Chad Manning (guitar). Expect to be delighted by their artful new interpretations of both traditional and contemporary bluegrass tunes and songs with a sprinkling of originals thrown in. The band all met through a common love of bluegrass music, and through studying at the venerable Manning Music studios in Berkeley, CA. They have performed together for just a year, bringing their talents to farmer’s markets and a variety of public venues as well as house concerts in the East Bay. Learn more and support Manning Music Studios and Birches Bend.
Sing For America Chorus performs “One Day More”
Watch Pedro Rodelas, Alex Taite, Morgan Harrington, Alexis Jensen, Martin Bell, Michael Maguire, Bill Niel, and Diana Kehrig sing “One Day More” for the 2016 Sing for America Benefit Concert at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco on April 17, 2016. Learn more about Sing for America.