A MIGHTY OUTCRY
April 28, 7:00 and April 29, 4:30
The quartet is complete! A Mighty Outcry is the fourth of a set of mystery plays written for young people with words and music by Paul Dedell. It will premier on Saturday, April 28 at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, April 29 at 4:30 p.m. at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Brattleboro.
A Mighty Outcry explores the complex young woman known popularly as “Joan of Arc.” Although Joan is now an icon of French identity, A Mighty Outcry seeks to discover the young woman who not only led armies, but who wept for those who perished on both sides.
Composer Paul Dedell wanted to avoid the narrow stereotypes that exist about Joan, and he also wanted to examine some of the topics that remain surprisingly resonant today, particularly gender identity, and the persuasive force of religious fanaticism. But he says, “the central question of the play is how does one discern the rightness of the inner voices that guide our decisions.
Susan Dedell is music director of the production, which features the talented senior members of The Choir School, a program which she founded to train young singers, and which is now in it’s 4th year. She remarks, “These wonderful young people have a way of bringing the core message of these shows right to the front burner. Their freshness is matched only by their insight.
November, 2018: ART AS MISSIONAL MINISTRY
Workshops about how to engage your community through the arts. With presentations and hands-on workshops in photography, pottery, painting, puppet-making, poetry, drama, music, and more.