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. There will be a chorus of singers, one or more groups 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.
There will be an interest meeting on Tuesday, September 19 at 6:00 pm at Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor. Rehearsals will be scheduled for October and November on Tuesdays.
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.