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Musical events

Two Vocal Quartets Benefit Concert for Brattleboro Women's Chorus

Date & Time: 
Apr 6 2018 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

On Friday, April 6 at 7:30 pm in the Centre Congregational Church parlor, a benefit concert for the Brattleboro Women’s Chorus will be performed by two local-area vocal quartets, the Seymour Sisters and Singcrony.

The Seymour Sisters, made up of Betsy Williams, Laura Williams, Beth Spicer, and Kate Wolff, sing old-time, gospel, country, and swing, as well as play a combination of banjo, mandolin, guitar, dobro, and stand-up bass.

Singcrony is an a cappella quartet consisting of Carrie Walker, Beth Kiendl, Ruth Allard, and Andrea Matthews. They have been singing together for 8 years and love close harmonies and syncopated rhythms, especially swing jazz.


Date & Time: 
Apr 8 2018 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

UKULELE-in-a-DAY is baaaaaack!

Sunday, April 8. Brattleboro Music Center.
No musical background needed! Ukuleles available.
10:00 am-3:00 pm. $125.
Family discounts available. Accessible venue.
Big Giant Fun Guaranteed!

Taught by Lisa McCormick.

Info and sign-up:


Rising of the Moon: Irish Songs of Wonder, Emigration & Resistance

Date & Time: 
Mar 17 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Charlie King, Annie Patterson, and Peter Blood at All Souls Church in West Brattleboro. Brattleboro Solidarity has joined with other area organizations to present an evening of Irish Songs to honor the good Saint and to benefit the Community Asylum Seekers Project. CASP is a tax-deductible nonprofit whose mission is to provide basic needs and a supportive community for those in the process of seeking asylum in the U.S.

The concert will be preceded by an afternoon workshop on the power of song to build community and resistance. (See separate "Gonna Take Us All" workshop story for further information.)

Gonna Take Us All: Building Community & Resistance through Song

Date & Time: 
Mar 17 2018 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

This afternoon workshop with Charlie King, Annie Patterson and Peter Blood offers participants an opportunity to: Sing songs that transform awareness and build resilience for social struggles . . . . Learn new songs of empowerment and solidarity . . . . Explore the reasons why songs often connect with hearts on a deeper level than words alone . . . . Hear stories about the leaders' experiences with movement-building and their work with Pete Seeger. Limited to 25 participants; a simple meal will be provided at the conclusion of the workshop and is covered by the fee. Reserve your place now at the web link above for this opportunity to spend time in a small-group setting with three of the country's treasured musician-activists, or pay a suggested donation of $30-50 at the door.

Patty Larkin’s CD release concert at Next Stage

Date & Time: 
Apr 14 2018 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Patty Larkin is a true phenomenon among singer/songwriters in the American folk music scene today. She redefines the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. The New York Times describes her as “A virtuoso guitar player and mood-shaper…She is also a superb slide guitarist whose mature work is comparable to the best of Bonnie Rait and Lucinda Williams.” “Riveting” says the Chicago Tribune, “hypnotic”, Entertainment Weekly and a “drop dead brilliant performer”, Performing Songwriter.

Moonlight Davis Sings the Music of Stevie Wonder at Next Stage

Date & Time: 
Apr 7 2018 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

One of New England’s most powerful and soulful vocalists, Moonlight Davis has been thrilling audiences for decades with his compelling renditions of soul, gospel, blues and jazz repertoire. Moonlight is well known for the intense emotional impact and mature musicality that he brings to every performance. Moonlight has shared the stage with the late, legendary Billy Preston and has performed with local musical luminaries: Charles Neville, Samirah Evans, Evelyn Harris, Miro Sprague and Derrik Jordan, among others. Since 1992, he has performed with his wife Morning Star Chenven in the musical duo, “Moonlight and Morning Star”.

The Slambovian Circus of Dreams at Next Stage

Date & Time: 
Mar 23 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present an evening of acoustic/electric Americana music from Sleepy Hollow, NY by The Slambovian Circus of Dreams (aka The Grand Slambovians) at Next Stage on Friday, March 23 at 7:30 pm.

Claudia Schmidt CD release show at Next Stage

Date & Time: 
Mar 10 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Claudia Schmidt is a powerful vocalist and adventurous artist, who combines lively folk, jazz and blues with rich poetry and playful humor. Hailing from Michigan, she knew at a young age that she was destined to be a singer. Performing in numerous choirs throughout her youth, Claudia soon pursued a professional career while in Chicago, leading her to Wisconsin and Minnesota, where she was a frequent guest on the early days of A Prairie Home Companion.

Early Music with Night's Black Bird

Date & Time: 
Mar 10 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

At 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, tri-state fans of Early Music are invited to a benefit concert of "Airs, Arias, Madrigals & Tonos" at All Souls Church Unitarian Universalist, 29 South St., West Brattleboro. Admission at the door is $15 per person and includes a gala reception; proceeds will help support ASC community-based programs and the Meeting House.... The Night's Black Bird trio, from Allentown, Penn., offers a program of 16th- and 17th-century songs by Giulio Caccini, Thomas Campion, John Dowland, José Marín, Claudio Monteverdi, and Philip Rosseter. Members of Night's Black Bird include Elizabeth Conner, bass viola da gamba, Ted Conner, lute and Baroque guitar, and Katherine Kaiser, voice; all have multiple academic credentials and experience in numerous performing groups.

Donny McCaslin Quartet featuring Jason Lindner

Date & Time: 
Mar 24 2018 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Donny McCaslin Quartet featuring Jason Lindner
Saturday, March 24th, 2018, 8 pm
McCaslin and Lindner have solid roots in the language- they've earned jazz cred many times over, playing standards and more familiar fare- Lindner was house pianist at Smalls during the mid-90s and McCaslin replaced Michael Brecker in Steps Ahead.
But like Miles Davis, neither McCaslin nor Lindner is content to reiterate their past accomplishments. A forward-seeking restlessness permeates their music; non-stop surprises and unexplored textural landscapes emerge from their continual quest.

A Dance That Empties

Date & Time: 
Feb 24 2018 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Travis Laplante's latest album-length composition, written for Subtle Degrees, a new two-musician ensemble consisting of Laplante (tenor saxophone) and Gerald Cleaver (drums)
About the program

Subtle Degrees' uncategorizable sound evokes everything from contemporary classical music, avant garde jazz, minimalism, technical metal, and sacred world music. Travis Laplante is also the founder/composer of saxophone quartet Battle Trance and the ensemble Little Women.

A Dance That Empties is an extremely demanding composition that pushes the players to the limit both technically and physically, while the raw, vulnerable instrumentation makes for an intimately emotional experience for both performers and listeners.

Brattleboro Women's Chorus Open Sing at All Souls Church

Date & Time: 
Feb 28 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Brattleboro Women's Chorus Open Sing at All Souls Church

Brattleboro Women's Chorus Open Sing at Center Congregational Church

Date & Time: 
Mar 8 2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Brattleboro Women's Chorus Open Sing at Center Congregational Church

Brattleboro Women's Chorus Open Sing at All Souls Church

Date & Time: 
Mar 7 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Brattleboro Women's Chorus Open Sing at All Souls Church

Brattleboro Women's Chorus Open Sing at Centre Congregational Church

Date & Time: 
Mar 1 2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Brattleboro Women's Chorus Open Sing

Jazzmeia Horn at the Vermont Jazz Center

Date & Time: 
Mar 10 2018 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Jazzmeia Horn: Emerging Artist Series

Saturday, March 10, 2018
8 pm

Jazzmeia Horn won the 2015 Thelonious Monk Vocal Contest and the 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Competition. She is a natural who grew up in a family passionately rooted in gospel music; her grandmother, a jazz-loving pianist, gave Horn her name.

Time proved her Grandma right-

Since moving from her native Dallas to attend the New School, Horn has fully embraced and become a symbol of the New York jazz scene. Just the last 3 months of 2017 took her from Brooklyn to Bogota, South Korea, China, London, San Diego and the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy.

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Katharine Breunig

Date & Time: 
Feb 23 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Live Piano Music

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Katharine Breunig

Date & Time: 
Feb 19 2018 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm

Live Piano Music

The Last Dance: Life, Love & Loss in Music, Spoken Word & Movement

Date & Time: 
Feb 17 2018 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Friends of Music at Guilford's (FOMAG) annual Midwinter Musicale begins at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 17, in the sanctuary of Guilford Community Church. A propos for Valentine's week, this program is a multimedia consideration of love, as it is woven inevitably through the weft of life and loss, and it includes elements of music, movement, and the spoken word. "Death Speaks," a 25-minute song cycle by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang, will be performed by mezzo-soprano Jessica Gelter with baritone Tony Grobe, violinist Michele Liechti, guitarist David William Ross, and pianist Keane Southard. . . .

Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez Concert/Dance Party at Next Stage

Date & Time: 
Feb 10 2018 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Next Stage Arts Project is thrilled to bring Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez back to Putney by rousing popular demand for an all out rock n’ soul concert/dance party on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 7:30pm, at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, VT. This dance party will feature the expanded and improved Next Stage dance floor and lighting, part of major recent renovations. Tickets are $18 in advance, general admission, $20 at the door. Tickets on sale here.

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