Some aficionados of history read or write about the past. Others visit historical sites to learn about times gone by. Diane Taraz takes a more lighthearted approach to her exploration of US history. She sings about it.
But she doesn’t only sing about it: She also follows a passion to learn the stories and inside meanings behind the folk songs she regularly performs as director of the Lexington Historical Society Colonial Singers. She also sings with Vox Lucens, a Renaissance choir, and has recorded numerous CDs of her historical songs.
At 7 p.m. Sept. 20, Taraz once again focuses on the songs from a specific segment of history as she performs “Home Sweet Home: A Civil War Sampler” at the Arlington Senior Center. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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