Stone Church Arts presents…
Windborne – “Songs on the Times”
Songs of social struggle from movements over the past 400 years.
7:30 pm, Saturday, June 1
The Chapel at Immanuel Episcopal Church
20 Church St., Bellows Falls, Vermont
BELLOWS FALLS, VT – Stunningly powerful vocal harmony floods the room as the four Windborne singers present Song on the Times, their project of working-class movements for peoples’ rights from the past 400 years, sung for today’s struggles. Windborne will perform these songs live in Bellows Falls at the stone church on the hill, Immanuel Episcopal, 20 Church St., at 7:30 pm on Saturday, June 1.
The group was catapulted to new heights when a clip of them singing in protest outside Trump tower went viral, and their Indiegogo for the project raised 1,600% of its goal from 2,600 people in every State and 22 countries.
“A quartet the likes of which I haven’t seen since… Coope, Boyes and Simpson, the Watersons, or The Voice Squad. Just absolutely phenomenal!” declared BBC Traveling Folk. And Brian O’Donovan WGBH, National Public Radio called Windborne “The best musical discovery of the year…Stunningly powerful vocal harmony…[they] set a new bar for folk harmony singing today”.
Aside from this new project, Windborne has collected and studied polyphonic vocal music for over 15 years from traditional singing masters from cultures around the world, Windborne is able to shift from radically different genres like no band you have ever heard, as comfortable with an improvised Corsican couplet song, as an English ballad. Lynn Mahoney Rowan, Will Thomas Rowan, Lauren Breunig, and Jeremy Carter-Gordon share a vibrant energy onstage – their connection to each other and to the music clearly evident. They educate as they entertain, telling stories about the music and explaining the characteristics and stylistic elements of the traditions in which they sing.
The Reformer called Windborne’s music “Sublime listening… its simple beauty is the outward expression of high artistry and meticulous care.”
Experience Windborne, live and in concert, on Saturday, June 1 at 7:30 pm, at Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St, Bellows Falls. Tickets in advance are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors, and $35 for premium, reserved seats. On the day of the show, prices increase by $5 to $25 general admission, $20 for seniors. Information and advance tickets are available in person at Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Falls and Misty Valley Books in Chester, by phone at 802-460-0110, and online at www.stonechurcharts.org.