Skip to Content

Looks like you're using an outdated browser!

For the best experience browsing our site, please use a modern web browser such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Edge.

Arts Calendar: Music in Statewide

Date

Region

Category

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Sep
26
2019
– THRU –
Dec
17
2019

Summit School Evening Music Classes!

Summit School Evening Music Classes!

The Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture presents….

The Fall 2019 Session of Evening Music Classes at the Center for Arts and Learning
46 Barre Street in Montpelier, VT.

Registration is now open for classes in Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, Singing and more!
Classes start Sept. 26nd and run through Dec. 17th
For full class descriptions and other details, visit: www.summit-school.org

Mondays
Klezmer Music with Zoe Christiansen | 6 classes | Oct. 7 - Nov. 11
The Not-So-Fast Jam with Jacob & Gretta Stone, Susan Reid | 6 classes | Oct. 7 - Nov. 11

Tuesdays
Bluegrass Banjo Sampler with Jacob Stone | 3 classes | Oct. 8 - Oct. 22
Trad Music Ensemble with Jeremiah McLane | 6 classes | Nov. 5, 19, 26; Dec. 3, 10, 17

Wednesdays
Old Time Banjo with Tom MacKenzie | 6 classes | Oct. 2 - Nov. 6
Playing Guitar in Alternate Tunings with Art Edelstein | 6 classes | Oct. 2 - Nov. 6
Harmony Singing with Heidi Wilson & Avery Book | 6 classes | Oct. 16 - Nov 20

Thursdays
Old Time Fiddle with Dana Robinson | 6 classes | Sept. 22 - Oct 31
Old Time String Band with Dana Robinson | 6 classes | Sept. 22 - Oct 31

For questions regarding these classes, please visit www.summit-school.org, or contact Yasi Zeichner at yazbozz@gmail.com

9/26/19 6:00pm - 12/17/19 8:00pm

Center for Arts and Learning, Montpelier

Nov
20
2019
– THRU –
Jan
5
2020

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

November 20, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Based on the true story of the Von Trapp Family Singers, this play offers a tale of personal growth and hope amidst the horrors of World War II. Young postulant Maria Rainer is a free spirit who has trouble fitting into the rules and regulations of Nonnberg Abbey. Commissioned by the Mother Abbess to serve as the governess for seven motherless children, Maria transforms the Von Trapp family home from a place of dour rules and regulations to one filled with joy, laughter, and music. The classic score by Rodgers and Hammerstein features some of Broadway’s greatest songs such as “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain.”

11/20/19 7:30pm - 1/5/20 10:00pm

Barrette Center for the Arts, White River Junction

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Dec
11
2019

Old Fashioned Christmas Carol SIng

Old Fashioned Christmas Carol SIng

On Wednesday, December 11 at 7 p.m., Stowe Community Church hosts its annual Christmas Carol Sing-Along. Well-known religious and secular music selections are included: audience members get to choose their favorites to sing from the sheet music provided. For more information, call 253-7257.

12/11/19 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Stowe Community Church, Stowe

Sep
26
2019
– THRU –
Dec
17
2019

Summit School Evening Music Classes!

Summit School Evening Music Classes!

The Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture presents….

The Fall 2019 Session of Evening Music Classes at the Center for Arts and Learning
46 Barre Street in Montpelier, VT.

Registration is now open for classes in Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, Singing and more!
Classes start Sept. 26nd and run through Dec. 17th
For full class descriptions and other details, visit: www.summit-school.org

Mondays
Klezmer Music with Zoe Christiansen | 6 classes | Oct. 7 - Nov. 11
The Not-So-Fast Jam with Jacob & Gretta Stone, Susan Reid | 6 classes | Oct. 7 - Nov. 11

Tuesdays
Bluegrass Banjo Sampler with Jacob Stone | 3 classes | Oct. 8 - Oct. 22
Trad Music Ensemble with Jeremiah McLane | 6 classes | Nov. 5, 19, 26; Dec. 3, 10, 17

Wednesdays
Old Time Banjo with Tom MacKenzie | 6 classes | Oct. 2 - Nov. 6
Playing Guitar in Alternate Tunings with Art Edelstein | 6 classes | Oct. 2 - Nov. 6
Harmony Singing with Heidi Wilson & Avery Book | 6 classes | Oct. 16 - Nov 20

Thursdays
Old Time Fiddle with Dana Robinson | 6 classes | Sept. 22 - Oct 31
Old Time String Band with Dana Robinson | 6 classes | Sept. 22 - Oct 31

For questions regarding these classes, please visit www.summit-school.org, or contact Yasi Zeichner at yazbozz@gmail.com

9/26/19 6:00pm - 12/17/19 8:00pm

Center for Arts and Learning, Montpelier

Nov
20
2019
– THRU –
Jan
5
2020

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

November 20, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Based on the true story of the Von Trapp Family Singers, this play offers a tale of personal growth and hope amidst the horrors of World War II. Young postulant Maria Rainer is a free spirit who has trouble fitting into the rules and regulations of Nonnberg Abbey. Commissioned by the Mother Abbess to serve as the governess for seven motherless children, Maria transforms the Von Trapp family home from a place of dour rules and regulations to one filled with joy, laughter, and music. The classic score by Rodgers and Hammerstein features some of Broadway’s greatest songs such as “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain.”

11/20/19 7:30pm - 1/5/20 10:00pm

Barrette Center for the Arts, White River Junction

Thursday, December 12, 2019
Dec
12
2019

MetalWerx Tuba/Euphonium Quartet

MetalWerx Tuba/Euphonium Quartet

MetalWerx is a quartet consisting of two euphoniums, played by Dale Long of South Burlington and Michael Paul of St. Albans, and two tubas, played by Tim Foley and Yutaka Kono of Burlington. The quartet will perform works by well known composers such as Giacomo Puccini, David Uber, Irving Berlin and will feature several works written specifically for this instrumentation. These include “Benediction” by John Stevens, and a work for tuba/euphonium quartet, commissioned by the group, entitled “Deep,” by Montpelier-based composer and hornist Lydia Lowery Busler. The group has also programmed a couple of holiday arrangements as well to help get you into the holiday spirit.
A freewill donation is solicited for Central Vermont Refugee Action Network, currently sponsoring and hosting a South American family in Montpelier. (cvran.org or on Facebook)
Bring a bag lunch; coffee and tea are provided.

12/12/19 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Christ Church, 64 State Street, Montpelier

Sep
26
2019
– THRU –
Dec
17
2019

Summit School Evening Music Classes!

Summit School Evening Music Classes!

The Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture presents….

The Fall 2019 Session of Evening Music Classes at the Center for Arts and Learning
46 Barre Street in Montpelier, VT.

Registration is now open for classes in Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, Singing and more!
Classes start Sept. 26nd and run through Dec. 17th
For full class descriptions and other details, visit: www.summit-school.org

Mondays
Klezmer Music with Zoe Christiansen | 6 classes | Oct. 7 - Nov. 11
The Not-So-Fast Jam with Jacob & Gretta Stone, Susan Reid | 6 classes | Oct. 7 - Nov. 11

Tuesdays
Bluegrass Banjo Sampler with Jacob Stone | 3 classes | Oct. 8 - Oct. 22
Trad Music Ensemble with Jeremiah McLane | 6 classes | Nov. 5, 19, 26; Dec. 3, 10, 17

Wednesdays
Old Time Banjo with Tom MacKenzie | 6 classes | Oct. 2 - Nov. 6
Playing Guitar in Alternate Tunings with Art Edelstein | 6 classes | Oct. 2 - Nov. 6
Harmony Singing with Heidi Wilson & Avery Book | 6 classes | Oct. 16 - Nov 20

Thursdays
Old Time Fiddle with Dana Robinson | 6 classes | Sept. 22 - Oct 31
Old Time String Band with Dana Robinson | 6 classes | Sept. 22 - Oct 31

For questions regarding these classes, please visit www.summit-school.org, or contact Yasi Zeichner at yazbozz@gmail.com

9/26/19 6:00pm - 12/17/19 8:00pm

Center for Arts and Learning, Montpelier

Dec
12
2019
– THRU –
Dec
22
2019

Matilda: The Musical

Matilda: The Musical

Matilda: The Musical Is The Perfect Holiday Show
New England Youth Theatre proudly presents Matilda: The Musical, the final show of their celebratory 20th season. Dubbed as “Broadway’s Biggest Little Hero,” Matilda follows the story of an unlikely heroine who dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Playing December 12 - 22 at 100 Flat Street in downtown Brattleboro, the Tony Award-winning musical is based on the novel by the brilliantly batty Roald Dahl, a book by Dennis Kelly with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.
Playing multiple parts in the show are Margot Potter and Hazel Kinnersley, both veterans of the NEYT stage. “I love being able to play all these different characters, I get to see all these different parts of me that I never knew existed,” says Potter. “The dancing has been really interesting, especially incorporating the Broadway choreography,” adds Kinnersley.
Directed by NEYT Exectuive Director, Hallie Flower, Matilda is a joyous childhood power romp, packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and an unforgettable ensemble of revolting children. Adults and kids alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination, a girl brave enough to take her destiny into her own hands.
Matilda plays December 12,13,14, 19, 20, 21 at 7pm, December 14,15, 21,22 at 2pm; all performances are at 100 Flat Street in Brattleboro VT. Tickets are $11 - $15. Tickets can be purchased at www.neyt.org or by phone at 802-246-6398. NEYT is an accessible theater, with accommodations for wheelchairs, and Assistive Listening Devices. This show was made possible through support from The Winston Prouty Center for Child & Family Development, Europa IT and The Brattleboro Savings & Loan Association. NEYT is also supported by the Vermont Children's Trust Fund, Vermont Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

12/12/19 7:00pm - 12/22/19 11:59pm

Brattleboro, Statewide

Nov
20
2019
– THRU –
Jan
5
2020

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

November 20, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Based on the true story of the Von Trapp Family Singers, this play offers a tale of personal growth and hope amidst the horrors of World War II. Young postulant Maria Rainer is a free spirit who has trouble fitting into the rules and regulations of Nonnberg Abbey. Commissioned by the Mother Abbess to serve as the governess for seven motherless children, Maria transforms the Von Trapp family home from a place of dour rules and regulations to one filled with joy, laughter, and music. The classic score by Rodgers and Hammerstein features some of Broadway’s greatest songs such as “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain.”

11/20/19 7:30pm - 1/5/20 10:00pm

Barrette Center for the Arts, White River Junction

Friday, December 13, 2019
Dec
13
2019

Holiday Concert: Whiffenpoofs

Holiday Concert: Whiffenpoofs

Join us for a festive kick off to Wassail Weekend with an exclusive live concert by the Whiffenpoofs, the internationally acclaimed a cappella singers from Yale University.

About the Whiffenpoofs

Established at Yale University in 1909, it is the oldest such group in the United States. The line-up changes each year, and former members include Cole Porter. Since their founding in 1909, the Whiffenpoofs have performed in all corners of the globe – they’ve just returned from performances in Peru, Morocco, China, Greece, New Zealand, and a smattering of other international and domestic venues. In fact, we are privileged to be able to bring our diverse repertoire of vocal jazz, folk, pop, and Broadway hits to more than two hundred audiences each year. The Whiffs of years past have sung for Presidents Obama, Bush (41 and 43), Clinton, and Reagan, and at venues including Carnegie Hall, Broadway’s Lincoln Center, and the Kennedy Center. In recent years, they’ve been featured on television shows such as “The Sing Off,” “The West Wing,” and “Glee.”

12/13/19 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock

Dec
13
2019

Solaris Vocal Ensemble - Sing We Now of Christmas

Solaris Vocal Ensemble - Sing We Now of Christmas

Solaris Vocal Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Dawn Willis, Artistic Director, will present Sing We Now of Christmas Holiday Concerts at the Waterbury Congregational Church on Friday, December 13th at 7:30 pm, the Charlotte Congregational Church on Saturday, December 14th at 7:30 pm and at the College St. Congregational Church, Burlington on Sunday, December 15th at 3:00 pm. The concert will feature Dominick Argento’s exuberant Gloria.  Argento passed away earlier this year and Solaris will be paying tribute to this Pulitzer Prize winning composer.  Also featured is renowned harpist Rebecca Kauffman who will join Solaris for several pieces including a newly-composed arrangement of O Come, O Come Emmanuel by Solaris tenor James Stewart.  Eric Whitacre’s stunning Lux Aurumque, excerpts from Felix Mendelssohn’s Christus and Randall Thompson’s stirring interpretation of the classic Robert Frost poem, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening will make for a stirring and joyful holiday performance not soon to be forgotten. Tickets are available at flynntix.org and at the door.  For more information please visit –www.SolarisEnsemble.org

12/13/19 7:30pm

Waterbury Congregational Church, Waterbury

Dec
12
2019
– THRU –
Dec
22
2019

Matilda: The Musical

Matilda: The Musical

Matilda: The Musical Is The Perfect Holiday Show
New England Youth Theatre proudly presents Matilda: The Musical, the final show of their celebratory 20th season. Dubbed as “Broadway’s Biggest Little Hero,” Matilda follows the story of an unlikely heroine who dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Playing December 12 - 22 at 100 Flat Street in downtown Brattleboro, the Tony Award-winning musical is based on the novel by the brilliantly batty Roald Dahl, a book by Dennis Kelly with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.
Playing multiple parts in the show are Margot Potter and Hazel Kinnersley, both veterans of the NEYT stage. “I love being able to play all these different characters, I get to see all these different parts of me that I never knew existed,” says Potter. “The dancing has been really interesting, especially incorporating the Broadway choreography,” adds Kinnersley.
Directed by NEYT Exectuive Director, Hallie Flower, Matilda is a joyous childhood power romp, packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and an unforgettable ensemble of revolting children. Adults and kids alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination, a girl brave enough to take her destiny into her own hands.
Matilda plays December 12,13,14, 19, 20, 21 at 7pm, December 14,15, 21,22 at 2pm; all performances are at 100 Flat Street in Brattleboro VT. Tickets are $11 - $15. Tickets can be purchased at www.neyt.org or by phone at 802-246-6398. NEYT is an accessible theater, with accommodations for wheelchairs, and Assistive Listening Devices. This show was made possible through support from The Winston Prouty Center for Child & Family Development, Europa IT and The Brattleboro Savings & Loan Association. NEYT is also supported by the Vermont Children's Trust Fund, Vermont Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

12/12/19 7:00pm - 12/22/19 11:59pm

Brattleboro, Statewide

Nov
20
2019
– THRU –
Jan
5
2020

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

November 20, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Based on the true story of the Von Trapp Family Singers, this play offers a tale of personal growth and hope amidst the horrors of World War II. Young postulant Maria Rainer is a free spirit who has trouble fitting into the rules and regulations of Nonnberg Abbey. Commissioned by the Mother Abbess to serve as the governess for seven motherless children, Maria transforms the Von Trapp family home from a place of dour rules and regulations to one filled with joy, laughter, and music. The classic score by Rodgers and Hammerstein features some of Broadway’s greatest songs such as “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain.”

11/20/19 7:30pm - 1/5/20 10:00pm

Barrette Center for the Arts, White River Junction

Saturday, December 14, 2019
Dec
14
2019

The Swingles - Holiday Concert

The Swingles - Holiday Concert

KCP Presents
Five-time Grammy Award-winning masters of a cappella

Saturday, December 14, 7:00 pm

Location:
Fuller Hall
St. Johnsbury Academy
1000 Main St.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $52, $42, $32, $15. Students free.
Ticket prices do not include any applicable fees or sales taxes.

Save 20% when you buy by November 14. Discount is automatically reflected when you choose your seats.

Seniors and Catamount Arts members save $3.00 when ordering in person with id at the box office.

“Stunning reinventions of songs with subtle beatboxing and audacious harmonies... superhero singing to truly raise goosebumps.” – The Guardian (London)

“The legendary Swingle Singers navigated the dauntingly virtuosic terrain with breathtaking and often quite beautiful results.” – Bay Area Reporter (San Francisco)

“The Swingle Singers pitched those mysteriously lovely chords with laser-like precision... a triumph” – The Daily Telegraph (London)

The festive season hasn’t truly begun until you’ve spent an evening wrapped in the warm vocal magic of The Swingles. With folk and jazz-inspired a cappella originals alongside traditional carols and holiday favorites, the five-time Grammy winners evoke ice-bound worlds, blankets of snow and fireside sing-alongs.

For more than half a century, The Swingles have pushed the boundaries of vocal music. The seven young singers that make up today’s London-based group are driven by the same innovative spirit that has defined them since they first made waves in the 1960s. At a time when a cappella music is more popular than ever, The Swingles are recognized as masters of their craft.

The Swingles have appeared on numerous film and TV soundtracks, including Sex and the City, Wedding Crashers, Grey’s Anatomy and Glee. In 2017, they co-wrote and performed a song for the end credits of Alexander Payne’s film Downsizing. Their prolific output of music videos has also earned them millions of views online and new audiences around the world.

The Swingles display their uncommon range and diversity through dozens of collaborations, performing to great acclaim around the world, including recent performances at San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall with Michael Tilson Thomas, London’s Royal Festival Hall with Vladimir Jurowsky, and Milan’s La Scala with John Axelrod.

12/14/19 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Fuller Hall St. Johnsbury Academy 1000 Main St., Saint Johnsbury

Dec
14
2019

Montpelier Community Gospel Choir Concert

Montpelier Community Gospel Choir Concert

Performing gospel music from and inspired by the African-American tradition. This non-denominational community choir, with members from across central and northern Vermont, strives to celebrate and honor gospel’s rich native choral heritage, and its power to move people spiritually and to create a profound sense of community. We will be collecting winter hats, mittens and gloves for Good Samaritan Haven shelters. John Harrison, artistic director.
First Presbyterian Church, 19 South Seminary Street, Barre, VT. 7 pm. Suggested donation $10-$30. Info: 802-778-0881, vtgospel.com or facebook.com/vtgospel.

12/14/19 7:00pm

First Presbyterian Church, 19 South Seminary St., Barre

Dec
14
2019

Alex Smith mountain folk

Alex Smith   mountain folk

Alex Smith will be performing "mountain folk" music for the Burnham Music Series, Burnham Hal, 52 River Rd. in Lincoln on Saturday, December 14th at 7:30 p.m. Alex Smith builds songs from a blend of traditional folk harmony and strikingly modern lyrics, confronting today's most pressing issues with a style of honest and accurate observation often compared to songwriters Stan Rogers and Jason Isbell.$10 for adults, teens and kids are free. Refreshments during intermission.

12/14/19 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Burnham Hall, Ripton

Dec
14
2019

Solaris Vocal Ensemble - Sing We Now of Christmas

Solaris Vocal Ensemble - Sing We Now of Christmas

Solaris Vocal Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Dawn Willis, Artistic Director, will present Sing We Now of Christmas Holiday Concerts at the Waterbury Congregational Church on Friday, December 13th at 7:30 pm, the Charlotte Congregational Church on Saturday, December 14th at 7:30 pm and at the College St. Congregational Church, Burlington on Sunday, December 15th at 3:00 pm. The concert will feature Dominick Argento’s exuberant Gloria.  Argento passed away earlier this year and Solaris will be paying tribute to this Pulitzer Prize winning composer.  Also featured is renowned harpist Rebecca Kauffman who will join Solaris for several pieces including a newly-composed arrangement of O Come, O Come Emmanuel by Solaris tenor James Stewart.  Eric Whitacre’s stunning Lux Aurumque, excerpts from Felix Mendelssohn’s Christus and Randall Thompson’s stirring interpretation of the classic Robert Frost poem, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening will make for a stirring and joyful holiday performance not soon to be forgotten. Tickets are available at flynntix.org and at the door.  For more information please visit –www.SolarisEnsemble.org

12/14/19 7:30pm

Charlotte Congregational Church, Charlotte

Dec
14
2019

Holiday Concert: Còig

Holiday Concert: Còig

Nova Scotia’s powerhouse Còig presents an evening of fiery Celtic tunes from their 2019 album Ashlar.

Còig is one of Atlantic Canada’s most exciting Celtic traditional groups made up of four accomplished multi-instrumentalists, Chrissy Crowley, Rachel Davis, Darren McMullen, and Jason Roach. With the fiery Celtic high-energy style as its musical core, Còig easily shifts between century-old tunes of past generations to original and upbeat compositions, featuring the band’s range of over a dozen instruments (vocals, fiddles, piano, guitars, banjo, mandolin, viola, bouzouki, whistles, and more). With driving tunes, haunting songs and infectious energy, Còig is an unparalleled music force.

12/14/19 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock

Dec
12
2019
– THRU –
Dec
22
2019

Matilda: The Musical

Matilda: The Musical

Matilda: The Musical Is The Perfect Holiday Show
New England Youth Theatre proudly presents Matilda: The Musical, the final show of their celebratory 20th season. Dubbed as “Broadway’s Biggest Little Hero,” Matilda follows the story of an unlikely heroine who dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Playing December 12 - 22 at 100 Flat Street in downtown Brattleboro, the Tony Award-winning musical is based on the novel by the brilliantly batty Roald Dahl, a book by Dennis Kelly with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.
Playing multiple parts in the show are Margot Potter and Hazel Kinnersley, both veterans of the NEYT stage. “I love being able to play all these different characters, I get to see all these different parts of me that I never knew existed,” says Potter. “The dancing has been really interesting, especially incorporating the Broadway choreography,” adds Kinnersley.
Directed by NEYT Exectuive Director, Hallie Flower, Matilda is a joyous childhood power romp, packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and an unforgettable ensemble of revolting children. Adults and kids alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination, a girl brave enough to take her destiny into her own hands.
Matilda plays December 12,13,14, 19, 20, 21 at 7pm, December 14,15, 21,22 at 2pm; all performances are at 100 Flat Street in Brattleboro VT. Tickets are $11 - $15. Tickets can be purchased at www.neyt.org or by phone at 802-246-6398. NEYT is an accessible theater, with accommodations for wheelchairs, and Assistive Listening Devices. This show was made possible through support from The Winston Prouty Center for Child & Family Development, Europa IT and The Brattleboro Savings & Loan Association. NEYT is also supported by the Vermont Children's Trust Fund, Vermont Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

12/12/19 7:00pm - 12/22/19 11:59pm

Brattleboro, Statewide

Nov
20
2019
– THRU –
Jan
5
2020

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

November 20, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Based on the true story of the Von Trapp Family Singers, this play offers a tale of personal growth and hope amidst the horrors of World War II. Young postulant Maria Rainer is a free spirit who has trouble fitting into the rules and regulations of Nonnberg Abbey. Commissioned by the Mother Abbess to serve as the governess for seven motherless children, Maria transforms the Von Trapp family home from a place of dour rules and regulations to one filled with joy, laughter, and music. The classic score by Rodgers and Hammerstein features some of Broadway’s greatest songs such as “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain.”

11/20/19 7:30pm - 1/5/20 10:00pm

Barrette Center for the Arts, White River Junction

Sunday, December 15, 2019
Dec
15
2019

Green Mountain Youth Symphony in Concert

Green Mountain Youth Symphony in Concert

The GMYS Fall Concert will showcase all three orchestras.

The Repertory, Concert, and Senior Orchestras will each perform their own musical offerings. The Repertory Orchestra under the baton of Paul Perley, Concert and Senior Orchestras under GMYS Artistic Director, Bob Blais.

The Repertory Orchestra is preparing several holiday season favorites, including excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. The Concert Orchestra program includes familiar tunes from Moussorgsky and Leroy Anderson along with other less familiar pieces.

Mr. Blais and the Senior Orchestra will present Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 in its entirety along with two concerti. Our Senior Soloists for this concert are Laila Reimanis of South Strafford playing Mozart’s Flute Concerto No. 1 in G and Kathryn Meyer of Stowe playing the Cimarosa/Benjamin Concerto for Oboe and Strings.

Tickets are available by donation at the door. Suggested donation: Adults $15, Seniors $12, Students (K-12) $5, Children under 5 are free.

This concert is sponsored by CenterPoint Financial, Inc. of East Montpelier.

GMYS was founded to provide young musicians of Central Vermont with the opportunity to play and perform orchestral music in their own community with their peers. For 18 years, GMYS has offered a rich musical experience where children can pursue their interests and talents, find a vehicle for self-expression, and learn teamwork. GMYS now includes close to 100 young musicians from 30 towns throughout Vermont and New Hampshire and always has room for more. Learn more about the Green Mountain Youth Symphony and our programs, like us on Facebook, or follow @GMYSVT on Instagram.

12/15/19 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Barre Opera House, Barre

Dec
15
2019

Solaris Vocal Ensemble - Sing We Now of Christmas

Solaris Vocal Ensemble - Sing We Now of Christmas

Solaris Vocal Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Dawn Willis, Artistic Director, will present Sing We Now of Christmas Holiday Concerts at the Waterbury Congregational Church on Friday, December 13th at 7:30 pm, the Charlotte Congregational Church on Saturday, December 14th at 7:30 pm and at the College St. Congregational Church, Burlington on Sunday, December 15th at 3:00 pm. The concert will feature Dominick Argento’s exuberant Gloria.  Argento passed away earlier this year and Solaris will be paying tribute to this Pulitzer Prize winning composer.  Also featured is renowned harpist Rebecca Kauffman who will join Solaris for several pieces including a newly-composed arrangement of O Come, O Come Emmanuel by Solaris tenor James Stewart.  Eric Whitacre’s stunning Lux Aurumque, excerpts from Felix Mendelssohn’s Christus and Randall Thompson’s stirring interpretation of the classic Robert Frost poem, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening will make for a stirring and joyful holiday performance not soon to be forgotten. Tickets are available at flynntix.org and at the door.  For more information please visit –www.SolarisEnsemble.org

12/15/19 3:00pm

College St. Congregational Church, Burlington

Dec
15
2019

John Stowell & Draa Hobbs, jazz guitar

John Stowell & Draa Hobbs, jazz guitar

WOOL-FM, the Bellows Falls community radio station, welcomes back guitar duo John Stowell & Draa Hobbs for a return engagement of world-class jazz at Stage 33 Live. There will also be a musician’s master class on improvisation preceding.

John Stowell, based on the West Coast, is influenced as much by pianists and horn players as by guitar players, and his original take on harmony, chords, and improvisation sets him apart. He tours, records, and teaches internationally, and has been a contributing columnist for Downbeat, Guitar Player, Soundcheck (Germany), Guitar Club (Italy), and other influential publications. In 1983, along with David Friesen and Paul and Robin Horn, John toured the Soviet Union in the first American jazz group invited to play public performances in Russia in forty years. The Los Angeles Times wrote, “Guitarist John Stowell’s style with standards is a delightful departure from the road well traveled. He transcends the label of jazz guitarist.”

Draa Hobbs grew up in Chicago and has made his home in Southern Vermont. He studied with the legendary Jimmy Raney, Attila Zoller, Gene Bertoncini, and Peter Lietch, performing in NYC, Burlington, Maine, and points in-between with notable musicians including Don Friedman, Ron McClure, Eliot Zigmund, and Vic Juris. "It’s rare to find someone so passionate about music that it serves as both their spiritual nourishment and their unfettered gift to others... one of the most respected guitarists and teachers in New England." — Eugene Uman, Director of the Vermont Jazz Center

The concert begins at 4:00 PM at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls; only 40 chairs are available. Admission to the performance is $12 in advance, which also reserves a chair up front — or $15 at the door, when any remaining chairs are first-come first-served. Attendees may bring their own portable seating to set up behind the house chairs, or to use in place of their reserved chair if they wish.

Preceding the concert there will be an intimate master class for guitarists and other string players addressing melodic and harmonic minor modes, triads, voicings, comping, and other techniques to further develop improvisational skills. Limited to not more than ten students; advance registration is recommended. Attendees will receive a 70-page PDF with helpful articles by John Stowell, charts for some of his original tunes, and more. The master class begins at 2:00 PM and costs $30, which includes concert admission.

Advance tickets, registration for the masterclass, and more info at www.stage33live.com/2019/12/john-stowell-and-draa-hobbs/

Stage 33 Live is adjacent to the WOOL-FM studio — an industrial-rustic listening room in a former factory located at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, VT, documenting live performances and presentations on a small stage. Coffee, soda, water, and snacks by donation. Find more info about the nonprofit all-volunteer project, and this and other other upcoming events online at stage33live.com

12/15/19 4:00pm - 5:00pm

33 Bridge Street, Bellows Falls

Dec
15
2019

Montpelier Community Gospel Choir Concert

Montpelier Community Gospel Choir Concert

Performing gospel music from and inspired by the African-American tradition. This non-denominational community choir, with members from across central and northern Vermont, strives to celebrate and honor gospel’s rich native choral heritage, and its power to move people spiritually and to create a profound sense of community. We will be collecting winter hats, mittens and gloves for Good Samaritan Haven shelters. The public is invited to a reception following performance as well as a silent auction. John Harrison, artistic director.
Bethany United Church of Christ, 115 Main Street, Montpelier, VT. 4 pm. Suggested donation $10-$30. Info: 802-778-0881, vtgospel.com or facebook.com/vtgospel.

12/15/19 4:00pm

Bethany United Church of Christ, Montpelier

Dec
15
2019

36th Annual Messiah Sing

36th Annual Messiah Sing

A world-class ensemble and four featured soloists perform a stirring rendition of the Christmas portions of Handel’s Messiah. The audience joins in for the choruses, so bring your libretto!

12/15/19 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Our Lady of the Snows Roman Catholic Church, Woodstock