CroppedOptimized200FFCLogo.jpgUPDATED Dec. 10: Boston's long-running intergenerational chorus The Family Folk Chorale held a concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at Arlington Town Hall, 730 Mass. Ave., featuring the music of British-American supergroup the Traveling Wilburys.

Songs featured were "Handle Me with Care," "End of the Line" and "Wilbury Twist," among others in a news release.

According to its website, the chorale features more than 60 singers and is composed of many families, with chorale members ranging in age from 3 to 80 years old. The group is led by award-winning composer Chris Eastburn

This was a mask-optional event. Tickets to this event were priced at $18 for adults and $14 for children and seniors. They can be purchased online here >>

The Traveling Wilburys were a beloved rock group made up of George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne. According to the group's website, the "supergroup" formed in 1988 after the five musicians had all worked together on "Handle me with Care" for Harrison's "Cloud Nine" album. After getting many fan requests for more collaborations, the group recorded an entire album together: "Traveling Wilburys, Volume. 1." 

There was a craft sale at this event, according to an email sent by the chorale. Arlington Teosinte Sister City Project is set to have a table with holiday gifts for purchase, from handmade jewlery, purses and backpacks to Salvadorian coffee. This project is part of a longtime partnership between the town of Arlington and the rural village of Teosinte in El Salvador; its website describes it as a "nonprofit, volunteer-run, community organization." 

Per the chorale's website, the group is committed to the principle that "everyone can sing" -- and the audience is often encouraged to sing along during a concert. Those interested can follow the group on Facebook here >>


This news announcement was published Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, based on information from the Family Folk Chorale's website and recent newsletter, and online sources about the Traveling Wilburys. It was updated Nov. 29, 2023, to add details about the crafts available for purchase during intermission. It was updated Dec. 10, 2023, to indicate that the event had taken place.