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    • Sunday service - Holy Communion December 11, 2022 at 9:30 am – 11:00 am Grace Church 215 Pleasant Street, Sheldon, VT Website: www.gracechurchsheldon.orgTime:  09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)        Every week on Sun.Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/83929911344?pwd=alZQTWZMN0ZkWFFPS1hmNjNkZkU2UT09Meeting ID: 839 2991 1344Password: Call for detailsOne tap mobile+13126266799,,83929911344#,,1#,816603# US (Chicago)+19294362866,,83929911344#,,1#,816603# US (New York)Dial by your location        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)        +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)Meeting ID:…
    • Sunday service - Holy Communion December 18, 2022 at 9:30 am – 11:00 am Grace Church 215 Pleasant Street, Sheldon, VT Website: www.gracechurchsheldon.orgTime:  09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)        Every week on Sun.Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/83929911344?pwd=alZQTWZMN0ZkWFFPS1hmNjNkZkU2UT09Meeting ID: 839 2991 1344Password: Call for detailsOne tap mobile+13126266799,,83929911344#,,1#,816603# US (Chicago)+19294362866,,83929911344#,,1#,816603# US (New York)Dial by your location        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)        +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)Meeting ID:…
    • Sunday service - Holy Communion December 25, 2022 at 9:30 am – 11:00 am Grace Church 215 Pleasant Street, Sheldon, VT Website: www.gracechurchsheldon.orgTime:  09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)        Every week on Sun.Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/83929911344?pwd=alZQTWZMN0ZkWFFPS1hmNjNkZkU2UT09Meeting ID: 839 2991 1344Password: Call for detailsOne tap mobile+13126266799,,83929911344#,,1#,816603# US (Chicago)+19294362866,,83929911344#,,1#,816603# US (New York)Dial by your location        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)        +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)Meeting ID:…

Summer Music at Grace

Summer Music at Grace is a music series hosted by Grace Episcopal Church, that runs roughly between Memorial Day weekend and the first frost in the early fall. Musicians range from local to far flung, from bluegrass to baroque, and from 10 to 100. For information about this series or to be added to our SMAG newsletter, contact SummerMusicatGrace@gmail.com.

Final concert of 2022: Friday, September 30, 7:30 PM: Play Every Town with David Feurzeig
This May composer-pianist David Feurzeig embarked on
Play Every Town: 252 free concerts in each of Vermont’s 252 towns to combat climate change through the power of community and music. With this project David will become the first musician to perform in every Vermont municipality. He is traveling in his solar-charged electric vehicle throughout the state, offering free concerts to bring attention to the interrelated issues of climate and community, while bringing the joy of music to his audiences. 

“I want to support Vermont’s local communities with live performance in village centers and downtowns, and fulfill UVM’s mission to serve as a resource for the whole state.”

Each program includes some local customization. For this concert, David will be joined by Sheldon singers Jennifer McConnell and Erin Grainger. Like every performance on the tour, this one will include its own unique Scarlatti keyboard sonata: Sonata no. 14 for this fourteenth concert in the project. Other solo piano works will round out the program.

Feurzeig, a professor of music at UVM since 2008, specializes in genre-defying recitals that bring together music of an astonishing variety of musical styles, from ancient and classical to jazz, avant-garde, and popular traditions. These striking juxtapositions, peppered with informative and humorous commentary, create eye- and ear-opening programs that will change how you hear all kinds of music.

Feurzeig finds his approach attracts new audiences to so-called “classical” concerts and brings new insight to existing fans. “Classical music culture puts the ‘Great Composers’ on an almost religious pedestal. Once this was an indication of the audience’s love and respect, but it distances people from the music. It turns away new listeners, who feel like they’re in a stuffy museum instead of a live concert. Sure, the music can be serious, but there’s no reason anyone should feel intimidated. And if I don’t get a laugh from the audience in the first two minutes, I get worried!”

Follow David on his journey on Instagram, find up-to-date events for your town via Facebook, or visit the website at PlayEveryTown.com.

August 12, 2022: Frevo, 7:30 p.m. Bonnie and Steve Klimowski and Wendy and Peter Matthews are Frevo. The concert includes various groupings of the four — solos, duos, trios, as well as the full quartet. Highlighted is the music of Piazzolla, Gismonti, Debussy, The Beatles, Vermont composer, Derrik Jordan, and more. From tango to ballad, sonata to Brazilian dance, their music appeals to all. Admission by Donation. For more information, call 802-849-6900 or 802-334-2002.

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July 25: Village Harmony returns! 7:00 p.m.

After a long wait, we’re kicking off the concert series on Friday, May 27! Join us for the 20th Farewell Reunion:

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Masking indoors during the concert is expected. Outdoor seating is an option (we suggest bringing your own comfy chair and phone to get the Zoom visuals).


Coming up in July: Village Harmony Teen World Music Ensemble returns for a 7:00 p.m. concert 

This group of talented teen singers is led by a trio of veteran Village Harmony teen camp leaders: Lysander Jaffe and Megan Henderson from Boston, and Carl Linich from Poughkeepsie, NY. The concert program will include songs from the American shape-note tradition and folk polyphony from Albania, Corsica and the Republic of Georgia. The teen singers in this particular group hail from Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Oregon and Quebec.

Stay tuned for more details about 2022’s series!

 




From the 2019 series:

Friday, May 24: 17th Farewell Reunion featuring Jason Anick Acoustic Trio & Beg, Steal or Borrow

24 MAY 2019
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Grace Episcopal Church

The 17th Annual Farewell Reunion will be presented on Friday May 24, 2019 at Grace Church in Sheldon, Vermont.  Proceeds from the concert go to the Tom Sustic Fund, which supports families with children with life-threatening/life-altering conditions. The concert is presented by Young Tradition Vermont and Grace Church as part of the Summer Music at Grace Series.

The concert begins at 7pm.  Admission price $20…… reservations and information at mark.sustic@gmail.com.  Everyone is asked to bring a dessert to share at intermission.

Jason Anick Acoustic Trio http://www.jasonanick.com

Beg, Steal or Borrow https://www.begstealorborrowvt.com

Monday, July 1: Village Harmony

Thursday, July 25: Heliand Consort

Thursday, August 22: Full Circle

 

From the 2018 season:

Farewell Reunion

May 25 – 16th annual farewell reunion : Pete’s Posse

June 22 – Chasing 440 – bluegrass

July 23 – Village Harmony

August 3 – David Sears, organist

September 14 – Va et Vient –Va et Vient is a trio of women out of Addison County who sing lively and rousing songs from Quebec, France and Cajun Louisiana , accompanied by fiddle, guitar, mandolin, flute and harmonica.  “We love playing for audiences on both sides of the border ( our name means “come and go”) and we introduce our songs with ample humor and interesting stories that make them come alive even for non-French speakers. Language is no barrier when there is a good groove.  Here is a link to our website, where you can read more about the band and find  videos and sound clips of our music  www.vaetvient.net

All shows 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Stay tuned for updates!

From the 2017 season:

Coming in August 2017: Frevo performs Friday, August 18, 7:30 p.m. Two musical couples join forces as Frevo: Steven and Bonnie Klimowski and Peter and Wendy Matthews combine their considerable talents as Frevo, a quartet performing an eclectic sampling of music for flute, clarinet, cello and guitar. Frevo’s repertoire features world music, jazz, classical, pop, and the newest sounds from today’s creative musicians, including their own original compositions. Seasoned musicians, their playing is virtuosic, yet lyrical and soulful. The quartet is comprised of two married couples, good friends who share their joy of the music with each other and engage the audience with their camaraderie, drawing them into the music. The concert includes various groupings of the four — solos, duos, trios, as well as the full quartet.  From tango to ballad, sonata to Brazilian dance, their music appeals to audiences of all ages.

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From the 2017 season:

This May 26, we welcome in summer with our 15th annual Farewell Reunion. This year’s reunion features French music from Louisiana and Quebec.

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More information: See below or contact Beth Crane, 326-4603

Stay tuned for additions to our  summer schedule.

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