Coming to the Stone Church in Bellows Falls: The Stone Church by Candleight Concert Series

BELLOWS FALLS, VERMONT - Stone Church by Candlelight is a new concert series adorning the winter months, curated by Stone Church Art Director, Eugene Friesen. These special solo concerts present world class artists, lit by candlelight, in the warm setting and acoustics of the church.


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Saturday, December 9: To warm a winter's night, it's Celtic harp and vocalist, Aine Minogue. Minogue, a wonderfully gifted Irish harper and singer, has created music that takes us wandering the winter landscapes of soul and settles us before a blazing fire. Aine brings a sumptuous feast of song, poetry, and dance music, perfect for celebrating the Winter time with joy. This magical evening, graced by Aine's otherworldly voice of beauty and wisdom, is music our ancestors listened to, to warm their winter nights. Now it's your turn to enjoy.

Thursday, December 21: Solstice Cello by Candlelight with Eugene Friesen. Moving from Bach to rock, from classics to comedy with energy and ease, Grammy-winner Eugene Friesen blends traditional and original repertoire with stories, masked characters, electronics and poetry to reveal the inner artist.

Eugene takes us on a musical journey tracing a wide emotional gamut, giving us the opportunity to witness the passion of a musician in full detail. Eugene Friesen makes exquisite use of the cello's profound gravity and soaring melodic qualities in stirring originals and works by J.S. Bach, but also swings and rocks in improvisations and contemporary pieces which display the cello's impressive range and versatility.

January 6, 2018: Singer/songwriter Liz Rogers. Born and raised in Manhattan, New York, Elizabeth started singing at the age of 9, with the New York City Opera and the Metropolitan Opera companies. She has toured internationally as a classical and jazz singer. In 2000 she moved to the north of Scotland, where she concentrated her efforts as a folk-singer/songwriter. She is currently on tour with her music in the US and elsewhere.

February 3, 2018: Michi Wiancko, Poetry and Solo Violin. Michi Wiancko is an internationally-acclaimed and multi-dimensional violinist, composer, and collaborator, described by Gramophone as an "alluring soloist with heightened expressive and violinistic gifts.” She gave her debut concerto performances with the Los Angeles and New York Philharmonics, made her New York recital debut in Carnegie’s Weill Hall, and released a solo album of works by Émile Sauret on Naxos.

February 9, 2018: Solo pianist, Paul Sullivan. As a soloist, with his trio, and as a member of the Paul Winter Consort, he has played concert tours in most of the United States and Europe, as well as Croatia, Israel, Costa Rica, and Japan. He has performed among the dunes of the Negev Desert, in Leonard Bernstein’s living room, and on the stages of many of the world’s finest concert halls. He has also performed with some legendary orchestras, such as the Philadelphia Orchestra under Eugene Ormandy, the Boston Pops under both Arthur Fiedler and Keith Lockhardt, and several regional orchestras around the U.S.

February 16, 2018: Cecilia Zabala, Singer-Songwriter. Cecilia Zabala is guitarist, singer, composer and songwriter. She has expressed her musical creativity using her guitar and voice, creating original compositions that blend sensitivity, emotion, technique and intuition. Her music draws on a rich mixture of influences, from Argentinian folklore, jazz, tango, and Brazilian music.

To learn more about The Stone Church and The Stone Church Candlelight Concert Series, please visit their website at www.stonechrucharts.org., py phone at 802-460-0110, or by email at sca@sover.net.