Rehearsals for: A Winter Harbor Solstice

Winter Solstice Rehearsals


October 2, 2017 - 6:00 pm


December 9, 2017 - 7:30 pm


Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor   View map


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.

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.






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The mission of Schoodic Arts for All is to coalesce various artists and community members in an arts center providing year-round cultural events and activities that hold value for residents of our community. To integrate various organizations in our community in order to explore and preserve our cultural heritage. To encourage participants of all ages to express themselves creatively and gain a lifelong appreciation for the arts and creative spirit. To celebrate creativity through a wide range of cultural workshops, events and performances.


Hammond Hall
427 Main Street / P.O. Box 174
Winter Harbor, ME 04693
Tel: (207) 963-2569