Burlington, Vermont (November 20, 2016) — Social Band presents a concert combining ancient and modern-day songs and carols to honor this season, rich with the contrasts of light and dark, outer cold and inner heat. Join us for this contemplative and celebratory evening of song.
Deep Midwinter: Songs from Winter's Heart
Saturday, December 17 ~ 7:30pm ~ Richmond Free Library
Sunday, December 18 ~ 3:00pm ~ Charlotte Congregational Church
Social Band, Burlington's lively band of singers, presents its annual winter concert series unapologetically smack dab in the middle of the holiday hubbub. There is no better time to join in song then when we are collectively yearning for a time to be still, to listen, to sing, to reflect and to celebrate.
Social Band tells the story of this beautiful, rich, yet stark season with beautiful carols you may have never heard, contemporary works by Vermont composers that spur the imagination and local pride, stirring songs from the American shape-note tradition and joyful sing-alongs that allow each and every one of us to sing in community.
Social Band, weaves together poetry and song to create a sometimes thoughtful, sometimes joyful, sometimes irreverent hour of choral music. The group strives to draw upon the strengths of classical and folk traditions, and offers a performance that is both refined and a direct expression of feeling – feeding listeners’ hearts and heads. Encouraging composition has been part of Social Band’s mission from the outset, and much of its repertoire comes from Vermont composers - many of them members of the group. Social Band is directed by Amity Baker.
Admission is by suggested donation of $15. Tickets are available at the door. All of our venues are wheelchair accessible. For more information, visit www.socialband.org, find us on Facebook, or call (802) 355-4216.