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Handel’s Messiah at Grace Congregational Church

Handel’s Messiah at Grace Church

Sunday, December 3rd, Grace Congregational Church will present their annual performances of Handel’s Messiah.

The Rutland Area Chorus, soloists and orchestra will perform the concerts at 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. .

The Messiah soloists are Allison Devery of Montpelier, soprano; Amy Frostman of South Burlington, alto; Cameron Steinmetz of Montpelier, tenor; and Zebulun McLellan of Tinmouth, bass.

Handel’s Messiah, one of the great Baroque choral masterpieces, depicts the prophecy and birth of Jesus Christ as told by Isaiah, the prophet and the writers of the Gospels.

A free will offering will be received and a reception will follow the 7 p.m. performance.

For more information, please call the Church Office at 775.4301.

 

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Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real (POTR)

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real (POTR)

Nov 19 2017

7:00 PM

Tickets: $22.50

Since their formation as teenagers 10 years ago, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real (POTR) have quietly developed into one of America’s most dazzling new live acts, playing hundreds of shows and major festivals all over the world, attracting a deeply devoted underground following.
Still, with a bounty of invaluable experience under their belts, nothing foretold the artistic leap of Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real their new, self-titled album, a mesmerizing, emotionally genuine, endlessly rewarding work of cosmic country soul set for release on August 25th, 2017 via Fantasy Records.

Recorded at The Village Studios in West Los Angeles Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real was produced by John Alagia (Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer) and features guest artists Jess Wolfe and Holly Lessig of the indie-pop group Lucius, who contribute background vocals on five tracks evoking Exile on Main St.’s ecstatic, gospel-rooted harmonies, and Lady Gaga adds stirring background vocals to “Carolina” and “Find Yourself.” Elsewhere, the lilting, Glen Campbell inspired gem, “Just Outside of Austin” features a guitar solo from Lukas’ dad, country music icon Willie Nelson, and piano from his 86-year-old Aunt Bobbi.

The new album includes 12 Lukas Nelson originals that draw on his country and rock lineage including literate Texas songsmiths like his father and ‘uncles’ Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings, along with the enduring influence of J.J. Cale, The Band, Clapton-era Delaney & Bonnie and of course, his mentor Neil Young.

 

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David Crosby & Friends, Sky Trails Tour 2017

David Crosby & Friends, Sky Trails Tour 2017

Nov 18 2017

8:00 PM

Tickets: $55 – $75

 

Legendary singer-songwriter and social justice activist David Crosby is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, inducted as a member of both the iconic folk-rock band The Byrds — with whom he first rose to stardom — and the iconic Woodstock era-defining group Crosby, Stills & Nash.

A native Californian-and son of an Academy Award-winning cinematographer-Crosby originally intended to be an actor when he moved from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 1960. Music prevailed, however, and Crosby began his career as a folksinger, playing clubs and coffeehouses nationwide. Back in L.A. in ’63, Crosby formed The Byrds with Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman, Gene Clark and Michael Clarke, winning widespread recognition for his songwriting and charismatic presence. Driven by hits including “Eight Miles High,” “Turn! Turn! Turn!,” and a cover of Dylan’s “Mr. Tambourine Man,” The Byrds’ signature electric folk-rock influenced countless musicians to come.

Joining Crosby will be five exceptionally talented musical friends, James Raymond on keys, Mai Agan on bass, Steve DiStanislao on drums, Jeff Pevar on guitar and Michelle Willis on keys and vocals.

*Due to contractual obligations, vouchers are not redeemable for this event.*

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Rosanne Cash

Rosanne Cash

Nov 12 2017

7:00 PM

Tickets: $40 – $45

One of the country’s pre-eminent singer/songwriters, Rosanne Cash has released 15 albums of extraordinary songs that have earned four GRAMMY Awards and nominations for 11 more, as well as 21 top-40 hits, including 11 No. 1 singles.

She is also an author whose four books include the best-selling memoir Composed, which the Chicago Tribune called “one of the best accounts of an American life you’ll likely ever read.” Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, the Oxford-American, the Nation and many more print and online publications. In addition to continual touring, Cash has partnered in programming collaborations with Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, San Francisco Jazz, Minnesota Orchestra and The Library of Congress.

She was awarded the SAG/AFTRA Lifetime Achievement award for Sound Recordings in 2012 and received the 2014 Smithsonian Ingenuity Award in the Performing Arts. She was chosen as a Perspective Series artist at Carnegie Hall and hosted four concerts (including a major show of her own in February 2016) during their 2015/16 season. She continues her association with Carnegie Hall as a Creative Partner. She also served as 2015 Artist-in-Residence at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. On October 11, 2015 she was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters’ Hall of Fame.

Cash’s landmark 2009 album, “The List,” won the Americana Music Album of the Year award. In her latest release,“The River and the Thread,” a collaboration with husband/co-writer/producer and arranger John Leventhal, Cash evokes a kaleidoscopic examination of the geographic, emotional, musical and historic landscape of the American South. The album has received impressive worldwide acclaim and attained the highest debut in the Billboard charts of any of her previous albums. It received 3 Grammy Awards in 2015.

 

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Puddles Pity Party

Puddles Pity Party

Nov 11 2017

8:00 PM

Tickets: $25 – $30

Originally from River City, GA before kicking around Atlanta, the sulking serenader gained momentum after hitting the road as guest performer on the 2010 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Live tour and 2013 Eels tour and making special appearances at Seattle’s Teatro ZinZanni and NYC’s Sleep No More.

It was Halloween 2013 when Puddles then teamed up with Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox to record an epic version of Lorde’s hit song “Royals,” which instantly went viral on YouTube, having received over 19 million views so far.

The “sad clown with the golden voice” has captivated audiences and media from around the world – the softhearted crooner continues to wander the world with melancholic pop anthems and free hugs for all the party people.

*Due to contractual obligations, vouchers are not redeemable for this event.*

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A SOLO EVENING WITH AMOS LEE

A SOLO EVENING WITH AMOS LEE

OCT 25 2017

8:00 PM

Tickets: $45 – $65

Over the course of more than a dozen years and six studio albums, Amos Lee has continued to evolve, develop, and challenge himself as a musician. With SPIRIT, he makes his biggest creative leap yet.

Most notably, for the first time, Lee acted as his own producer. While his last two albums bore the stamp of strong producers—Joey Burns of Calexico on 2011’s Mission Bell (which debuted at Number One on the Billboard 200, Amazon, iTunes charts, and spun off a hit single with “Windows are Rolled Down”) and Jay Joyce (Little Big Town, Eric Church, Cage the Elephant) on 2013’s Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song—Lee finally felt ready to take over the helm.

“I’ve been wanting to produce my own record for a long time,” he says, explaining that he met with numerous candidates before concluding that he should make the move. “What I wanted to provide was a place for musicians to come and feel they were able to express themselves, and contribute in their own voice the way I was able to contribute in mine.”

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The Glenn Miller Orchestra at the Paramount Theatre

The Glenn Miller Orchestra at the Paramount Theatre

Oct 12 2017

7:00 PM
TICKETS: $35

Orchestra seating only

One of America’s most popular dance bands in the years just before World War II, The Glenn Miller Orchestra remains as popular today as it did back then.

If you’re “In the Mood” for an evening of big band swing and sway, then join us as the Orchestra performs some of their most enduring hits, such as “Moonlight Serenade,” “Tuxedo Junction,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” and “(I’ve Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo.”

*Due to contractual obligations, vouchers are not redeemable for this event.*

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Norma – Bellini at the Paramount Theatre

Norma – Bellini

Oct 8 2017

12:55 PM

ENCORE PERFORMANCE

Adults: $23 / Students: $10

Run Time: approx 4 hours includes 35 minute intermission

“Ponselle, Milanov, Sutherland, Callas … after last night, Radvanovsky can add her name to the list,” declared the Huffington Post when Sondra Radvanovsky made her Met role debut as Norma in 2013. The 2017–18 season opens with a new production of Bellini’s masterpiece, starring Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her archrival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar’s evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule.

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Durham County Poets performs at Brandon Music

Durham County Poets performs at Brandon Music

Saturday, Oct. 7 at 7:30pm

The Durham County Poets are a lively group from Quebec playing soulful folk/roots with hints of bluesand jazz.

The five seasoned musicians, all of whom are songwriters, work together individually and collaboratively in composing their music.

Delving into a variety of styles and genres, their musical influences include a broad range of artists. From The Band to Dire Straits, Leon Redbone to James Taylor and Neil Young, they have managed to put it all together to create their own musical style.

Show $20. Dinner & show $45.

Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show.

BYOB.

 

 

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Paula Poundstone at the Paramount Theatre

Paula Poundstone at the Paramount Theatre

Sep 9 2017

8:00 PM

Tickets: $30 – $40

Fresh on the heels of the release of her hilarious new book, THE TOTALLY UNSCIENTIFIC STUDY OF THE SEARCH FOR HUMAN HAPPINESS (Algonquin Books), comedian Paula Poundstone is entertaining audiences across the country and leaving them complaining that their cheeks hurt from laughter and wondering if the random people she talks to are plants. Of course, they never are.

Poundstone can be heard regularly on NPR’s #1 show, the weekly comedy news quiz Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me! When asked about Paula, Wait, Wait host Peter Sagal replied, “Paula Poundstone is the funniest human being I have ever known. Everything she does, thinks, or says is hilarious. She is made of funny. If you chopped her into bits, each piece would be hilarious. (But don’t.) Air becomes funny having been breathed by her.”

A star of several HBO specials and her own series on ABC and HBO, Poundstone voiced the character “Forgetter Paula” in the Academy Award winning feature film INSIDE OUT. She was the first woman to share the dais with the President and perform standup comedy at the White House Correspondents Dinner. She won an American Comedy Award for Best Female Standup Comic and is included in innumerable lists, documentaries and literary compendiums noting influential standup comedians of our time. She has released three performance CD’s, her most recent, NORTH BY NORTHWEST — a double-live CD-set (HighBridge Audio).

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