Upcoming concerts at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Upper Valley
Sunday december 10, 2023 4 pm--Windborne
Tickets are $25 advance/$30 door.
With a 20-year background studying polyphonic music around the world, Lauren Breunig, Jeremy Carter-Gordon, Lynn Rowan, and Will Rowan share a vibrant energy onstage with a blending of voices that can only come from decades of friendship alongside dedicated practice. The ensemble shifts effortlessly between drastically different styles of music, drawing their audience along on a journey that spans continents and centuries, illuminating and expanding on the profound power and variation of the human voice.
After many years of starring as the vocal bedrock of the hit Boston institution A Christmas Celtic Sojourn, Windborne is bringing a full show of their favorite songs of the season to stages around the country!
A joyful and heartfelt celebration of song, Windborne’s lush vocals and unique arrangements bring light to a dark time, as they draw on midwinter music from traditional, classical, and folk from the US, British isles and beyond. Unique from their typical show, the holiday spirit is accentuated with added instrumentation, from banjos and guitars, to Lithuanian Kanklės, and Irish bodhran.
With Windborne as their guide across continents and centuries, audiences will be delighted by holiday stories, songs, and humor in an evening that is sure to become a holiday tradition for the whole family! Sing along with familiar favorites, enjoy new twists on old classics or sit back and enjoy discovering new favorites, but make sure you don’t miss Windborne’s Music of Midwinter!
Friday January 5, 2024 4pm--Musica Montes et Maris: Reinmar Seidler, cello and Michael Bahmann, harpsichord
Tickets are $30.
Reinmar Seidler, cellist, has been described by The Boston Globe as “A player of flamboyant technique and substantial personality.” He has appeared as principal cellist and frequent soloist with period ensembles across the US and Europe, including Handel & Haydn Society (Boston), Apollo's Fire (Cleveland), ARTEK (New York), Portland Baroque (Oregon), Opera Atelier (Toronto), Ensemble Arion (Montreal), Akademie für Alte Musik (Germany), Devon Baroque (UK), and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (London).
Michael Bahmannis equally at home on fortepiano and harpsichord, and occasionally also performs on the modern piano and the organ. His teachers include Karl Engel, Mack McCray on the piano and John Gibbons on the harpsichord. He holds degrees from the Staatliche Hochschule fur Musik und Theater Hannover, San Francisco Conservatory and New England Conservatory. Michael Bahmann was a founding member of Boston-based Musicians of the Old Post Road with whom he has appeared at the Boston Early Music Festival concert series, and at early music festivals in Indianapolis, Regensburg and Mexico City,
Sunday January 21, 2024 4pm--Joe Crookston
Sunday February 11, 2024 4pm--V-Tones
Friday March 15, 2024 7pm--Tracy Grammer
Saturday, May 18, 2024 7:30pm--House of Hamill
Saturday, November 9, 2024 7:30pm--Dana Cooper
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