• 2017,  Music,  Pentangle,  Wassail

    The Messiah

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    Pentangle Arts presents: The Messiah.

    “The annual conclusion to Wassail Weekend!  Louis Burkot directs a world-class ensemble and four featured soloists in a stirring rendition of the Christmas portions of Handel’s Messiah.  The audience joins in for the choruses, so bring your libretto!”

  • 2017,  Music,  Pentangle

    The Fretless

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    In the mood for some great tunes?! Pentangle Arts Council presents The Fretless.

    “Cellist Eric Wright, from North Pomfret, Vermont, is returning to town with his award winning Canadian group, The Fretless who will be performing at the Woodstock Town Hall Theater on Sunday, October 29th at 4PM. Playing with all the dynamics of a string quartet, with two fiddles, viola, and cello, their repertoire of original and traditional tunes has excited crowds and garnered rave reviews throughout Canada, the U.S., and Europe.

    With their unique and startling medleys, The Fretless quickly gained high acclaim around the world. They take string music to another level, transforming fiddle tunes and folk melodies into intricate and beautiful high-energy arrangements. The quartet has released three award-winning albums. Their most recent, ‘Bird’s Nest’, received the 2017 JUNO Award for Instrumental Album of the Year.

    “It isn’t often that you come across instrumental music that is so beautiful that each track feels like brushstrokes in a piece of artwork.” – Cherwell newspaper, Oxford University

    The musicians include Karrnnel Sawitsky, Trent Freeman, Ben Plotnick, and Eric Wright. We hope you join us for an afternoon of inspiring music!”

  • Bookstock,  Music,  Pentangle

    Music Performance: Cloudland Road

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    Pentangle presents: opening act from the Chris Pierce concert, Cloudland Road. “The concert opens with a performance by local talent Cloudland Road, an acoustic pop duo. The duo features Dylan Keith and Chris von Staats, talented guitarists and vocalists who perform inventive arrangements of bands ranging from Radiohead to Van Morrison. Learn more about Dylan and Chris at dylanandchris.bandcamp.com.”

  • 2017,  Bookstock,  Music,  Pentangle

    Bookstock: Chris Pierce Concert

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    “Chris Pierce is a singer, songwriter, guitar player, and a renowned harmonica virtuoso, who has appeared worldwide with major artists. As a musician, he also has an alter ego – the Reverend Tall Tree.  As Tall Tree, Pierce is a shouting, moaning, stomping, shuffling and hollering blues and American roots performer in the tradition of Little Walter, Howling Wolf and Bo Diddley. [7:30 Saturday, Town Hall Theater]

    This year, Pierce’s eclectic talents have led him to deliver a TED talk, titled The Healing Powers of Music. Also, the hit song he co-wrote, We Can Always Come Back to This, was featured on the television show, This is Us, and was rated as top 20 on Billboard Rock and R&B charts.

    Pierce has released six independent albums worldwide. He has appeared, or opened, with a long list of musical greats: B.B.King, Al Green, Aaron Neville, Dr. John, Beth Hart, Sonia Dada, and many more. His voice and music have been heard in films and television shows, including Grey’s Anatomy, Rosewood, In Plain Sight, Dawson’s Creek, Brothers & Sisters, Army Wives and Crash.

    Chris Pierce has written this about his art: Songwriting has given me a unique opportunity to be a lifelong student of human expression and emotion and it has helped me in good times and less fortunate times. It’s a true blessing to be a conduit of musical healing to others. Songwriting has no known limits and music is here for all of us. Music represents emotional freedom.”