On Wednesday, May 20, residents from Peter Cooper Village/Stuyvesant Town participated in a Memorial Day choral concert. A group of residents, under the direction of Scott Laubner, community center manager, and Audrey Joy, musical director, practiced for several weeks leading up the concert date. Audience members were encouraged to sing along to familiar songs like “Yankee Doodle Dandy” and “This Land is your Land.”
Hymns or fight songs associated with each service branch were sung and service men and women who served in a particular branch were asked to stand and be recognized for their service to the country. The chorus put on head scarves when the song “Rosie the Riveter” was sung as an homage to all the women who worked in the munitions factories during World War II.
Photos by Martin McCarthy