Concert: Big Woods Voices
A cappella quartet on Friday, 7:30 p.m. Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St. , Bellows Falls. $20 general, $15 seniors, at stonechrucharts.org, or 802-460-0110, Price increases by $5 at the door
BELLOWS FALLS —Stone Church Arts brings the a capella quartet Big Woods Voices to the stone church on the hill in Bellows Falls on Friday, Nov.9 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be in the chapel at Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St., Bellows Falls.
Big Woods Voices unites four veteran area singers in celebrating their common passion for a cappella harmony: Alan Blood, long-time member of area groups including the Blanche Moyse Chorale, I Cantori, Blue Moon and House Blend; Will Danforth, singer-songwriter, traditional acoustic artist, and the group's arranger/composer; Becky Graber, leader of the Brattleboro Women's Chorus and Animaterra Women's Chorus in Keene; and Amanda Witman, founder and co-leader of the Brattleboro Pub Sing with Tony Barrand.
Reveling in vocal harmony, Big Woods Voices marries singing traditions from around the world with various American roots genres. Danforth concocts original compositions and arrangements in which harmony and dissonance dance in riveting yet accessible soundscapes. Imagine lyrical settings of poetry by David Whyte, Mary Oliver, W. B. Yeats, and others; richly-harmonized standards of the American roots lexicon; and completely original compositions. Add to that gems by musicians such as Pete Sutherland, The Finest Kind, and the Stanley Brothers, and you have the ear-thrilling experience called Big Woods Voices.
Tickets in advance are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors, and $45 for premium, reserved seats. At the door, prices increase by $5 to $25 general admission and $20 for seniors. Information and advance tickets are available in person at Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Falls and Misty Valley Books in Chester, by phone at 802-460-0110, and online at stonechurcharts.org.
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