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St. Mary’s in the Mountains Presents Autumnal Melodies at the Red Door, Sept. 21

St. Mary’s in the Mountains Presents Autumnal Melodies at the Red Door

A Musical Dessert to Benefit Brattleboro Music Center

WILMINGTON, VERMONT – On Friday, September 21, at 7:30 p.m., St. Mary’s in the Mountains will be offering its annual musical dessert as a conclusion to the Deerfield Valley annual Wine & Harvest Festival’s “Wine & Soup Stroll.”  After enjoying Wilmington’s foods, wines, and shops during the early evening hours, visitors and neighbors are invited to join us in our historic main hall at St. Mary’s in Wilmington, for desserts and a concert of classical and jazz works, performed by members of the Brattleboro Music Center, and friends. 

Admission to the concert is by free-will donation, with all proceeds benefiting the Brattleboro Music Center.  For over 60 years the Brattleboro Music Center has helped define the rich cultural life of southeastern Vermont, by providing a full array of education, performance and concert experiences for generations of residents.  Hundreds of classes, workshops, concerts and other events bring people together to learn, listen, and join together in celebration of music and community.

BMC has attracted scores of professional musicians and other artists to the area, resulting in a town and region nationally renowned as home to a rich diversity of artists and arts events.   More information can be found at www.bmcvt.org

Our program this year include many musicians who are part of the Music Center, offering an array of vocal and instrumental classical selections, as well as jazz tunes, that will entertain our audience.  Among those who have volunteered their time and talents are Karen Horton, Rob Freeberg, and the Windham Orchestra Brass Quintet; Barbara Lipstadt; Robin Matathias (including leading BMC Flute Choir members Lynn Valente, Caitlin Sullivan, Jane Olmstead, Shelly Sparks, Sharyn Griffes, Ellen Chornoboy, Amanda Paradis, and David Flemming); Michelle Liechti; Jim and Kate Anderson; and other talented musicians.  Music will range from Debussy, through Bernstein and Sondheim, to Copland and Hoagy Carmichael.  It will include a violin/organ duet, piano/flute pieces; works for horn ensembles, and vocal performances.  The distinctive sanctuary, where the concert will be held, provides a dynamic and warm place for music.

St. Mary’s is located in an 150-year old church building which has been refreshed its historic look.  Its distinctive red doors inspired the name for this ongoing series, which has Community Carol Sings, a concerts of jazz and other styles, a musical potpourri of folk, classical, vocal, jazz, and other styles of music, and even our celebration of Vermont’s Mud Season.  All events have benefited local community and charitable organizations, with all donations going directly to our beneficiaries.

Doors will open at 7:00 PM, with desserts and coffee available.  This Red Door Concert promises to be an exciting and enriching evening.  Please join us.

St. Mary’s in the Mountains is located at 13 East Main Street in Wilmington.  More information is available at https://www.smmvt.org/red-door-concerts, or at the St. Mary’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/StMarysVT/

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