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Choir director Helen Demong discusses the process of creating the Northern Lights Choir, her collaboration with composer Glenn McClure, and the significance of the song lyrics in “Promised Land.”

History and Peace & Conflicts Studies major Diana Flores of Colgate University conducted this interview as part of a Mountain Lake PBS video project documenting the creation of “Promised Land: An Adirondack Folk Opera.”

Learn more about “Promised Land” at mountainlake.org/folkopera.