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Benefit Concert with Big Woods Voices

Date: Sunday, October 22, 2017
Time: 4:00pm; Doors open at 3:30pm
Ages: Adults, all ages
Cost: $10-$25 sliding scale
Location: White Church | 55 Main Street, Grafton, VT

Big Woods Voices are a purely a cappella vocal ensemble comprised of: Alan Blood, long-time member of countless area groups including the Blanche Moyse Chorale, I Cantori, Blue Moon and House Blend; Will Danforth, singer-songwriter and traditional acoustic artist; Becky Graber, leader of the Brattleboro Women's Chorus and Animaterra Women's Chorus in Keene; and Amanda Witman, co-leader of the Brattleboro Pub Sing with Tony Barrand.

The ensemble is the fulfillment of a creative transition for Will Danforth from his life as a roots-oriented songster to that of composer/arranger which has married two loves: his love of American roots music and his love of the vast harmonic palette absorbed while singing with the a cappella world music chorus, The River Singers. The results are lyrical settings of poetry by David Whyte, Mary Oliver, W. B. Yeats and others; richly-harmonized standards of the American roots lexicon; and completely original compositions. Add to that pieces by musicians such as Pete Sutherland, The Finest Kind, and Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, and you have the ear-thrilling experience called Big Woods Voices.

Since this is a benefit concert to support the important all-ages educational work of The Nature Museum, tickets are priced on a sliding scale from $10 to $25. Tickets may be purchased in advance online or cash will be accepted at the door.