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Contact: Jody Anastasio, 508-487-2100 ext. 0920WELLFLEET, Mass. – Cape Cod National Seashore is hosting two special events in collaboration with the Outer Cape Chorale as a prelude to the chorale’s upcoming May concerts that feature Mary Oliver poems and other works inspired by Cape Cod. Both national seashore programs are free and open to the public.
Sun, Sand, and See: The Beauty and Inspiration of Cape Cod, May 6, 3:00 pm.
This presentation will feature a farmer, a clammer, an art historian, a park ranger, and a musician—all members of the Outer Cape Chorale, who will stories of Cape Cod’s beauty. It will also include recitations of Mary Oliver poems, as well as an art show by 20 visual artists from the chorale. Salt Pond Visitor Center, 50 Nauset Rd., Eastham.
Walk: The Poetry of Mary Oliver at Blackwater Pond, May 9, 1:00 pm. 1 ½ hours, 1 mile. Ranger Jody Anastasio and writer Kathleen Henry, both members of the Outer Cape Chorale, will explore the place that inspired several of Mary Oliver’s poems. Reflect on the natural elements that play into pieces from the upcoming Outer Cape Chorale concerts. If you would like, bring your favorite Mary Oliver poem to share. Meet at the Beech Forest Trail parking area, Race Point Road, Provincetown
The Outer Cape Chorale is a 140-member community chorus. The upcoming concerts, titled “Sea, Sand, and Song,” will take place on May 18 and 19 at 7:00 pm at the Provincetown Town Hall, and May 20 at 3:00 pm at Nauset Regional Middle School in Orleans. The concerts will feature composer Ronald Perera's “Why I Wake Early,” based on the poetry of Mary Oliver, and a program of songs, composers, and more – all from or about our beloved Cape Cod.