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LLI: Hallelujah! The Music and Life of Leonard Cohen

Presented ByLifelong Learning Institute, Manassas
When/WhereMonday, Mar 18, 2019 10:00amHylton Performing Arts Center, Gregory Family Theater, Science and Technology

Instructor: Bill Hoyle

“Suzanne,” “So Long Marianne,” and “Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye” are a few of the songs written by Leonard Cohen. His most famous song, “Hallelujah,” was released in 1984, but it did not become popular until it was covered by other artists years later. Today there are more than 300 different recorded versions of the song. A French- Canadian Jewish poet, Cohen was also a Buddhist monk, yet he wrote many songs about Christianity. This class will include music videos of Cohen, as well as renditions of his songs from Judy Collins, k.d. lang, Roberta Flack, Rufus Wainwright and others. Lyrics will be distributed and singing along is welcome.

Bill Hoyle is a life-long music lover, frequent concert goer, and former choral singer. He saw Leonard Cohen perform in 2009 at Merriweather Post and in 2013 at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. Hoyle retired in 2014 from his non-musical day job as senior investigator for the U.S. Chemical Safety Board.

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit: lli-manassas.org

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