Berwick, Pennsylvania is typical of many small American towns, especially those in the rust belt, that were once thriving, but have all but shut down with the downturn in the economy. Gareth wants to bring pride back to Berwick and have its residents have a sense of purpose again by forming a choir there. Despite what seemed to be a difficult recruiting drive, Gareth is pleasantly surprised by the first rehearsal turnout. But their enthusiasm cannot make up for some sound problems specifically by the men, who he believes are scared. He hopes that having a professional recording done of them singing and letting them really hear how they sound will resolve many of those issues. The performance is threatened by a proclamation by the men that they are going to do it right, or they're not going to do it at all, which may go against Gareth's philosophy of doing it for the sake of community togetherness. Beyond the overall goal of bringing the community together, he hopes some people will ...
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References Working Girl
Let the River Run
Written by Carly Simon
Performed by The Berwick Community Choir See more