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Concerts in the 1848 Meeting House
The Meeting House was built for Shaker worship services which consisted of singing and dancing. The acoustics were intentionally designed to highlight the human voice. It is a wonderful and unique venue for intimate concerts.
Proceeds from the Music in the Meeting House concert series will benefit the Shaker Heritage Society and its efforts to preserve the site of America’s first Shaker settlement. Music in the Meeting House concert tickets are available at the door the night of the event unless otherwise noted.
Music in the Meeting House with Dyer Switch Band
October 5th, 7:30pm, $15 per person/Under 18 free, doors open at 7pm
Spend an evening with New York State County Music Hall of Fame inductees Dyer Switch Band! This dynamic and versatile bluegrass band spans many genres of music and plays original and traditional bluegrass tunes. Along with appearing in popular bluegrass festivals in Indiana, Virginia, and Kentucky, Dyer Switch Band topped bluegrass charts with their song, “Just Can’t Stay.” For more information on the band, please visit their website at dyerswitch.com.
Music in the Meeting House with Mike + Ruthy
April 27, 7:30pm $20 per person/Under 18 free
Don’t miss this special concert featuring acclaimed recording artists, Mike + Ruthy. Performer magazine said that they offer “Thoughtful lyrics and beautiful harmonies that capture the essence of American music.” Hear their music here: http://www.mikeandruthy.com/
Music in the Meeting House with the Broken String Band
May 25, 7:30pm $15 per person/Under 18 free. Doors open at 7pm.
This well-rounded quintet strings and plays lively classic Irish dance tunes and lilting modern compositions in the tradition on concertina, accordion, guitar, fiddle, bouzouki, uilleann pipes, whistles, bodhran, and hammered dulcimer.
Albany Pro Musica Pops Goes the Chorus!
June 7 and 8, 7:30pm
Once again, APM brings fantastic vocal music to the Meeting House. Visit their website at http://www.albanypromusica.org for tickets and information.
Music in the Meeting House with Friends Union Band
Featuring Norman Rodham
June 22, 7:30pm $15 per person/Under 18 free. Doors open at 7pm.
Enjoy an evening of Celtic, Appalachian and traditional music. For more information about the Friends Union Band, please check out their website at http://friendsunionband.com/
Music in the Meeting House with the Ephrata Cloister Chorus
June 23, 3pm $10 per person/Under 18 free
Enjoy the sounds of music from America’s past as the Ephrata Cloister Chorus presents music composed at the Historic Ephrata Cloister in the 18th-century. There will be selections from other early communal religious communities. For more information, visit their website: http://www.ephratacloister.org
All proceeds from this concert will support the stabilization of the 1915 Shaker Barn Complex.