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Scots in the City
by Kathryn E. Schneider for Vocal Area Network
Posted July 10, 2009

City Bar ChorusThe New York City Bar Chorus will present its first-ever joint concert with its Scottish counterpart, the Faculty of Advocates Choir of Edinburgh, on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 7:15 PM at the House of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 42 West 44th Street,  Manhattan. The concert marks the 213th anniversary of the death of the "Scottish Bard," poet Robert Burns. The two choruses of legal professionals will perform an eclectic mix of American and Scottish songs (along with other surprises), and will be conducted by the City Bar Chorus's Musical Director, Kathryn E. Schneider.

The Faculty Choir found their City Bar counterparts via the Internet and reached out by e-mail to propose a collaboration. Planning for this transatlantic event began among Ross Macfarlane, Faculty of Advocates Choir Artistic Director; Neil Beynon, Faculty of Advocates Choir Musical Director; Ms. Schneider; and Kimberly Tate-Brown, City Bar Chorus Chair. The groups have been working for months to plan a program that combines the City Bar Chorus's core repertoire of Broadway, jazz and popular standar