A Winter Harbor Solstice: A celebration of light in the darkest time of year
A fun and joyful event for all. Singers, instrumentalists, storytellers, actors of all ages and levels of experience are encouraged to participate in preparing for the December performance.
A Winter Harbor Solstice will be a concert with audience participation. A chorus of singers, a group of instrumentalists, a story teller or two, and a mummer’s play (a traditional yet humorous ritual play that symbolizes the triumph of Spring over Winter). The intent is to create a fun, spontaneous evening that focusses on the Winter Solstice, with limited costumes and a festival atmosphere.
The performance will be on Saturday evening, December 9, 2017.
Rehearsals are Mondays, 6pm October, November and the first week of December.
Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor
Allison Aldrich Smith, artistic director, has a lifetime of experience in song leading, teaching and performing traditional dance, directing and producing. For many years, she performed with the Christmas Revels in Cambridge, MA and Hanover, NH. She has taught elementary general music, directed choirs, and participated in Solstice celebrations around New England. She also performs and calls traditional and contra dance music with her husband, Hunt Smith. They now live in Steuben.