Spring 2021 Season

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Featuring Nick Page with celebrated guest songleaders each week!

Pictured, from top left, across and down: Ysaye Barnwell, Sally Rogers, Joey Weisenberg, Melanie DeMore, Sol y Canto (Rosi and Brian Amador), Reggie Harris, Linda Hirschhorn, Annie Patterson and Peter Blood, Jane Sapp, Nick Page, Nthabi Thakadu


“In the Shelter of Each Other”
Directed by Nick Page

SEASON SCHEDULE:
10 Tuesdays, March 16-May 18
7:00-8:45 pm, on Zoom

“INTRO TO MYSTIC on ZOOM”
Help session for first-timers: Tuesday, March 9, 7:00
Don’t let the technology hold you back – we’ll get you up to speed!

COST:
$85 for 10 weeks
scholarship support available

A message from Mystic Chorale Founder and Artistic Director, Nick Page:

If Woody Guthrie were alive today, I would leap at the chance to sing along with him.  In creating our spring season, I invited singer/songwriters who are today’s Woody Guthries, musicians whose music will impact our world for generations to come.   We will have a different guest each week, leading us in song.

In the weeks leading up to each guest’s visit, I will teach one or two of their songs so we can confidently sing along with them when they come.  I will also make videos that include the written lyrics to help us learn the songs ahead of time.  Most of our 3-part Tuesday sessions will open with our weekly guest, followed by my teaching the songs of future guests, and wrapping up with a home-grown segment during which songwriters from within the Mystic community can share their original songs.

We’re excited that Reggie Harris will work with us to make a video singing his song In The Shelter Of Each Other.

MORE ABOUT OUR SEASON: 

A chance to connect from near and far
During these challenging times, Mystic Chorale is committed to maintaining and building our community. Zoom breakout sessions and musical games will enable singers to connect and get to know each other.

A flexible online experience
Mystic is offering extra flexibility during this year of singing virtually. All singers are invited to participate in the creation of a virtual choir video; however, those who choose not to contribute will find they can have a rich choral experience by joining in just for guest visits or for the singalong portion or both.   Those unable to contribute to the singing in the video will be invited, as an alternative, to submit photos of themselves performing acts of kindness. These will be included in the final product, enabling us to fully depict our spring community.

End-of-season online concert & celebration
On Saturday, May 22 at 7:30 we will celebrate the end of the season with a fun evening mix of live music and the premiere of the video.

MORE ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUESTS

click on any image for guest bios, websites, and music:

Ysaye Barnwell “The list of song leaders and composers who have inspired the Mystic is long, but at the top is Dr. Ysaye Maria Barnwell.” – Nick Page

Sally Rogers – Folk singer, songwriter and educator Sally Rogers has performed from coast to coast for forty years…

Joey Weisenberg – Joey Weisenberg brings contemporary touches to traditional Chassidic music, electric guitars and melodies that transport us…

Melanie DeMore – Whether she’s performing solo, leading stick pounding workshops, doing residencies with choirs all over the country or teaching Sound Awareness to 6th graders, baby boomers, or senior citizens, one thing is certain: her mission is to make sure you unlock the key to experiencing yourself in all your Glory and return home with the very same excitement & passion for living that she herself has…

Sol y Canto – Rosi and Brian Amador – Since 1994, Sol y Canto has brought audiences to their feet from the Kennedy Center to the California World Music Festival, Boston’s Symphony Hall, Puerto Rico’s Museo de Arte and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as well as countless club shows and house concerts. The Boston Globe hails them as “sublime ambassadors of the Pan-Latin tradition.”

Reggie Harris – Reggie Harris is a singer-songwriter, storyteller, and cultural ambassador on a mission to educate, entertain, and inspire.

Linda Hirschhorn – Cantor Linda Hirschhorn is a well-known performer and founder of the women’s a cappella quintet Vocolot. She has released six recordings and two songbooks of original material that reflect her pride in Jewish women’s heritage and a concern for social justice….

Annie Patterson and Peter Blood – Annie and Peter are the co-creators of the RISE UP SINGING songbooks, widely considered the folksingers Bible due to the thousands of lyrics in them…

Jane Sapp – Jane is a nationally admired cultural worker, musician, educator, and activist whose approach to social transformation is rooted in African American musical traditions. She actively engages people in creative cultural processes, writing songs together, telling stories, shaping festivals, and designing museums of local culture…

Nthabi Thadaku – Nthabi is an old friend of the Mystic Chorale having sung many South African songs with us…

Gerry Dignan – A life-long educator, singer/songwriter, and Leader of Community Song & Dance, Gerry Dignan has led musical workshops at seminars, conferences and retreats across the US and abroad, including the United Nations…

Roberta Kirn is a song leader, based in Martha’s Vineyard, who teaches songs she has learned and collected on travels to Kenya, Haiti, and beyond. Among her early song-leading teachers? Nick Page!