Final Revels Fringe Concert Features Celtic Harpist Maeve Gilchrist

Celtic harpist Maeve Gilchrist will perform in Watertown at the Revels Fringe concert on April 27. The following piece was provided by Revels:

Experience the voices at the forefront of today’s music scene at Revels FRINGE, a series of concerts exploring the unpredictable edge of the folk process. Join us for our final Revels FRINGE concert of 2019 when the innovative Celtic harpist Maeve Gilchrist presents her new solo show, The Harp Weaver, Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m., at the Belmont-Watertown UMC in Watertown, MA. An amazing young artist known for examining and redrawing the boundaries of traditional music, Maeve was one of our first FRINGE performers, appearing with Galician piper Carlos Nuñez in 2014 and with avant-garde folk musician Sam Amidon in 2015. 

Rooted in the traditions of her native Scotland, Maeve has continuously pushed boundaries and has taken the music of the traditional lever harp to the outer limits. With both the ability and the instinct to straddle several disciplines she moves easily from the traditional to the cutting edge.

The Halalisa Singers Present ‘Voices of Hope’ in Watertown

The Halalisa Singers will be performing at Watertown’s First Parish Church. The following information was provided by Halalisa Singers:

Artistic Director Mary Cunningham leads the 39-voice Halalisa Singers  in Voices of Hope and Heart, a timely concert offering messages of hope in adversity and the power of love to bring joy and healing. Accompanying the singers will be Trevor Berens and percussionist Bertram Lehmann. The ensemble will repeat the diverse program showcasing American values of inclusiveness and justice on a May 2019 tour of Ireland with performances in Dublin, Kinsale, Killarney, and Galway. Saturday, April 27, 8 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Reading, 239 Woburn St., Reading.

Watertown Native Brian Munger Returning to Perform His Music Live

Brian Munger will return to his hometown in April to perform acoustic rock songs, both his own and covers. Brian Munger was born and raised in Watertown, and went on to be a musician who opened for some big name groups. He will be back in town to perform live on April 5, 2019. Munger always says,”I was born in the East but raised in West Watertown.”

One of eight children of Walter and Joyce Munger and graduate of Watertown High School’s class of 1974. Munger has held many careers but always performed music throughout New England through his life.

Auditions for the Christmas Revels Chorus Coming Soon

Auditions for the Christmas Revels chorus will take place in Watertown this April. The holidays are several months away, but auditions for The Christmas Revels will take place soon in Watertown. Revels provided the following information:

Audition for The Christmas Revels! Announcing Volunteer Chorus Auditions for the 2019 Christmas Revels: An American Celebration of the Winter Solstice

Directed by Patrick Swanson; Megan Henderson, music director

WHEN: Sunday, April 7 &  Monday, April 8, 2019 (4-6 p.m. children) (7-9:30 p.m. adults)

WHERE: Belmont-Watertown UMC (formerly Grace Vision Church), 80 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA

Revels seeks a diverse and talented volunteer chorus of adults and children (ages 7-12) to join our family for 18 performances of The Christmas Revels at Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre in Cambridge, December 13-29, 2019.

Trio Performing in Watertown for Tremedal Concerts

Kallet, Epstein and Cicone will perform on March 9 in Watertown. The trio of Cindy Kallet, Ellen Epstein and Michael Cicone will perform in Watertown in the latest Tremedal Concert. The concert will be at the First Parish Church, 35 Church St. in Watertown on Saturday, March 9, at 8 p.m. Tickets have sold out. Organizers of the concert describe the group as:

Cindy Kallet, Ellen Epstein and Michael Cicone have had the pleasure of performing together in concerts, coffeehouses, and festivals throughout New England since 1981.

The Kelly Girls Will Perform Celtic Music at Library’s Winter Concert Series

The Kelly Girls will perform as part of the Watertown Library’s Winter Concert Series. The Watertown Library provided the following announcement:

The Watertown Free Public Library’s final Winter Concert features the Celtic sounds of The Kelly Girls. The group will perform at the Library on Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m. in the Watertown Savings Bank Room. The performance is free and open to the public. The Celtic band the Kelly Girls have quickly gained recognition as one of the most entertaining Celtic Bands in New England.

Two Watertown Musicians Playing in Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Opera ‘La Boheme’

The following announcement was provided by the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra:

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), internationally recognized youth musical organization, will bring to life a full opera once again! Two musicians from Watertown will be part of this year’s performance. On Sunday, Jan. 27, BYSO will perform its 12th consecutive, full-length opera in Sanders Theatre at Harvard University and continues to be the only youth orchestra in the U.S. to do so. Under the leadership of BYSO Music Director, Federico Cortese, the Boston Youth Symphony, BYSO’s premier orchestra will perform Puccini’s emotional and masterful La Bohème as part of its 2018-2019 Season.