Opening Reception, March 9, 4-6PM.
So many quietly beautiful paintings by Susan Walp -- it was impossible to choose... so I've only put two up below, but if you follow this link, you can see more at the Tibor de Nagy gallery, where Susan has a show March 9 to April 14, 2019
Opening Reception, March 9, 4-6PM.
The first listed here is Village Harmony's Winter Weekend, which is happening very soon -- and the NH Master Chorale workshop has a registration date of Feb 28th... so both deserve decisions soon! Depending what kind of choral singing speaks to you, either of these is a fabulous, relatively local opportunity!
Village Harmony's Annual Winter Weekend is Feb. 22-24
In New England our 14th annual Mid-Winter Singing Weekendwill be held at the Hulbert Outdoor Center in northeastern Vermont, its expansive grounds offering opportunities for cross-country skiing as well as ice skating on Lake Morey.
This year the workshop will be led by veteran Village Harmony teachers Patty Cuyler (VH co-director) and Mollie Stone (director at Chicago Children's Choir/University of Chicago), and first-timer Frank Watkins (gospel singer/director of choral studies at University of Wisconsin).
We’ll sing both as a big group and in smaller classes from the wide range of world music traditions for which Village Harmony is famed, including gospel, American shape-note songs, folk songs from Corsica, Caucasus Georgia and Bulgaria, and some great new dance-songs from South Africa.
As always, Saturday night will feature a dance party led by Louise Brill, with food and libations galore. We’ll put together a jolly dance band to supplement recorded music with any of you who bring instruments with you.
The weekend begins with supper at 6:00pm followed by our first singing session. The long party ends on Sunday at 3:00pm.
Accommodations at Hulbert Outdoor Center are largely quadruple rooms, with some double rooms available. Cabins are winterized and very cozy. Commuters are, as always, welcome at a reduced fee!
$240 per person in 4-person shared bunk room
$320 per person for a double room
$200 special teen price
$175 for commuters
PS: REGISTER now! Village Harmony 30th Anniversary Celebration over Labor Day Weekend, August 30-September 2, 2019, in central Vermont.
Contact us with your questions about any of Village Harmony's programs.
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Village Harmony is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Vermont, USA, which welcomes singers of all colors, creeds, ethnicities, nationalities, orientations and socio-economic backgrounds.
sings with Cantabile as well as Juneberry. Just imagine learning more than twice as much music per term!!! The director of Cantabile, Kathy Sherlock-Green, is a wonderful colleague and friend who designs engaging concerts... and the sound of an SSAA chorus is very different from the SATB sound of Juneberry. Cantabile also generously shifted their concert weekend to accomodate Juneberry's schedule... so I hope Juneberry members can take this opportunity to listen to their group!
...and not only did she come up with the idea, but she got people together to make it happen!
The public libraries of Norwich, Quechee/Wilder, Hartford, and West Hartford, Vermont, and Lebanon and Lyme, New Hampshire, are sponsoring a free singalong to the first act of Hamilton: An American Musical on January 11, 2019, Alexander Hamilton’s birthday.
Hamilton is a sung and rapped musical about the life of American founding father Alexander Hamilton, with music, lyrics, and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda and inspired by the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton by historian Ron Chernow. The show debuted on Broadway in 2015 and in 2016 was nominated for a record-setting 16 Tony awards, winning 11, including Best Musical.
“Hamiltunes: an American Singalong” is an official offshoot of Hamilton. The show was so popular that fans in Los Angeles started putting on singalong shows to the original cast soundtrack. Rather than shut down this copyright-violating enthusiasm, the Hamilton team released an instrumental album for the show and set up a process for groups to legally and officially host non-profit singalong events.
The local singalong, an official Hamiltunes event, will take place at 7 pm at the Norwich Congregational Church and is generously underwritten by Mascoma Bank.
*Tickets are available at all sponsoring libraries
*Costumes are encouraged
* Refreshments will be provided
* Want to lead a song from the stage? Just say so when you get your tickets
Patty painted this scene of Franconia Ridge in early December as part of an Advent daily painting project...
Friday, Dec. 14, 7pm, UU Church of Barnard, Route 12, just north of the Barnard general store, Barnarts’ annual “Winter Carols” concert, directed by Michael Zsoldos.
Sunday, Dec. 16, at the annual Winter Solstice service at 10 am, North Universalist Chapel Society, 7 Church St. (Route 4), Woodstock, Vt., “Moving Spirit Dancers,” directed by Peg Brightman, serve to help bring in the light! With music by Handel, a traditional dulcimer piece, and “A Soulin’ “ sung by Peter, Paul and Mary.
Kathleen says: I participated in several of these last winter and found them wonderful -- small, informal, inclusive participation, and engaging quite a few young people joining together with those who may remember the music personally.
December 1st and 2nd: Thetford Chamber Singers in Strafford & Thetford
December 8th & 9th: Bel Canto Chamber Singers in Lebanon
December 21st & 22nd: Full Circle in Bradford & Lyme (this is a group Patricia & Tom perform with)
Dear Friends and Music Lovers:
We are planning a Hallelujah Chorus sing-along during the Christmas Eve service at the Lyme Congregational Church--all are welcome! The service will begin at 5pm.
We are looking for singers and instrumentalists to join us. The choir will also be singing And the Glory of Lord--all with willing community members, the LCC Choir, and our chamber orchestra, which is growing by the day.
The rehearsals will be
Music Director, LCC
Juneberry members' activities and opportunities -- you send me the poster, I'll put it up here!