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Across the Sea


This program celebrates the peopling of Whatcom County through music, poetry and projected slides. The songs uniquely portray the heart-felt aspirations of populations moving across water to find a better life; people including the Lummi, who call themselves “People of the Sea” and the wide diversity of immigrant groups. The flow of the songs will take listeners on a personal journey through time, giving a sense of strength through diversity, survival through hardship, and ultimate hope.

Folksongs and original compositions combine with theatrical masterpieces
by Leonard Bernstein (Candide and West Side Story) and John Williams (Amistad)
to leave the audience delighted to have experienced the voyage of souls across the
sea, seeking a fresh start in a beautiful yet unforgiving land.

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