SAXTONS RIVER, Vt. – The House Blend singers promise to “knock your socks off” in an a cappella concert at Main Street Arts Friday, May 18.
The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. when the group of 15 experienced singers offers songs from five continents in 11 different languages.
Based in Saxtons River, House Blend includes singers from Brattleboro and Keene to Rutland, all committed to sharing the joy of their music with the audience and to excellence in their performances, which include local concerts, benefits and international exchanges. Their diverse repertoire includes songs from American folk traditions such as spirituals, soulful gospel numbers, hill songs of Appalachia, and jazz, as well as lush Italian and Spanish ballads, work songs from the Republic of Georgia, South African freedom songs, village music of Italy, France, Quebec and Brazil, as well as Renaissance madrigals, Jewish choral tradition, contemporary Latin chant and Bach.
House Blend’s first CD was released in May, 2008, followed by “Percolatin’” in 2011.
General admission to the concert is $12. Tickets can be purchased by contacting MSA at firstname.lastname@example.org, online at www.mainstreetarts.org or at the door.