Join people around the world in a celebration Pete Seeger’s 100th birthday! The Grange is hosting a Community Sing Out, featuring Dan Berggren and the Adirondack Children’s Community Chorus. Dan and the chorus will lead us in singing some of Seeger’s most popular songs from If I Had a Hammer to My Rainbow Race. Songbooks will be available. Heart-lifting, soul-filling music to bring us together.
Pete Seeger (1919-2014) was an American singer-songwriter who led the “folk revival” of the 1960s and was a well-known political activist in the civil rights, anti-Vietnam War, and environmental movements. He wrote popular songs including Where have All the Flowers Gone, Turn, Turn, Turn, and Waist Deep in the Big Muddy, which have been recrded and sung for 50 years. He toured with Woody Guthrie and Huddie Leadbetter in the 1930s and 40s, founded the Almanac Singers and the Weavers in the 40s and 50s and performed for all kinds of audiences up until his death.
The Sing Out will be the culmination of a daylong Children’s Music Festival at the Grange, directed by Jennifer Moore and featuring Adirondack singer/songwriter Dan Berggren.