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Baritone Mark Rucker is the featured soloist with the Sackets Harbor Vocal Arts Ensemble's concert on May 4th at Trinity Episcopal Church in Watertown.  Photo:  Jen Joyce Davis
Baritone Mark Rucker is the featured soloist with the Sackets Harbor Vocal Arts Ensemble's concert on May 4th at Trinity Episcopal Church in Watertown. Photo: Jen Joyce Davis

"Am I an American?" Watertown concert celebrates American artists

The Trinity Concert Series continues at Trinity Episcopal Church in Watertown on Sunday, May 4, with a focus on the words, poetry and music of American writers, poets and composers. The concert will feature the Sackets Harbor Vocal Arts Ensemble and orchestra.

Founded in 2006, the ensemble includes over 50 singers from around the region. Baritone Mark Rucker will be the featured soloist in "Ballad for Americans" composed by Earl Robinson.

Music Director Richard Probert told Todd Moe that the concert will also feature spirituals, the poetry of Robert Frost and music composed by Aaron Copland and Randall Thompson.  Go to full article
Eliza Moore.  Photo: elizamoore.com
Eliza Moore. Photo: elizamoore.com

New music: Eliza Moore's "Everything to Me"

Montreal-based singer-songwriter Eliza Moore has a new album and she'll give a concert in Canton on Saturday night. Her musical journey has taken her from Vermont to Indiana, Boston, the Thousand Islands and across Europe. Todd Moe talks with Eliza about her new EP, Everything to Me, and the classically-trained violinist's personal journey.

Eliza Moore will hold an EP-release gathering for Everything to Me at the Parkview above the Blackbird Cafe in Canton Saturday beginning at 7 pm. She will perform with members of Althea Jean, and DJ Tapatio (aka David Sommerstein) will provide the dance tracks.  Go to full article
NAVE at St. Agnes' Church. Pphoto: John Eldridge
NAVE at St. Agnes' Church. Pphoto: John Eldridge

Choral group explores traditional English Christmas music

A northern Adirondack chamber choral group will perform Festival of Lessons and Carols on Friday night at Notre Dame Church in Malone, St. Peter's Church in Plattsburgh on Saturday night and on Sunday afternoon at St. Agnes Church in Lake Placid. The Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble, or "NAVE", has twenty singers from Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties. It's conducted by Andrew Benware. Todd Moe talks with Angela Brown, a co-founder and singer in the group.  Go to full article

"Those Stars": Social Band's new constellation of songs

The Burlington vocal ensemble Social Band is out with a new recording, "Those Stars". They'll perform some of the new music at a series of concerts in the Champlain Valley starting this weekend.

The newest sixteen songs celebrate nature, the seasons, the night sky and life. Todd Moe talks with Social Band director Amity Baker, who says the latest CD continues a long tradition of performing the work of some of Vermont's best wordsmiths and tunesmiths.  Go to full article
Social Band   (Photo: Natalie Stultz)
Social Band (Photo: Natalie Stultz)

Social Band celebrates ten years

Social Band, Burlington's band of singers, celebrates its tenth anniversary with a series of concerts this weekend. "Tried and True" will be performed Saturday night in Bristol and Sunday afternoon in Burlington. Todd Moe talks with director Amity Baker about the group's diverse repertoires of shape-note singing, traditional and contemporary music.  Go to full article

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