Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Orchard Valley Concert

Join Orchard Valley for our Winter Concert: The Journey of Halima 
December 21st, 6pm ~ Montpelier High School Auditorium    

In honor of the current crisis in Syria and Vermont's efforts to bring 100 refugees from Syria to Rutland, Orchard Valley Waldorf School's Winter Concert is centered around the themes of "home," "belonging," and "wandering."
The story for this year's Winter Concert is based on The Journey of Halima, a book and theater project created to empower refugee children in Greece. This story draws inspiration from Syrian folk tales and was written in an effort to help refugee children give voice to their experience while fostering healing, connection, and tolerance of differences.
Grades 2-8 have been hard at work all semester preparing songs in keeping with our concert theme. Along with traditional concert tunes such as "Lord of the Dance," these songs will be woven into our own OVWS theatrical re-telling of The Journey of Halima. We look forward to seeing you at the performance! 

One weekend left - A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol - with our own Monica Weinbaum!
    December 2-4, 9-11, & 16-18, 2016
    Dummerston Grange    Friday-Saturday 7:00pm, Sunday 3:00pm
    General Admission $16.00
    Students and Seniors $13.00
    (Bring a canned good to donate on Sunday and get $2.00 off your ticket!)

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Help Support Nathan Grutchfield - Writing for the Bridge

Please Support Nathan Grutchfield
Writing for the Bridge about The Old Meeting House

 Dear Parishioners of The Old Meeting House,
One of the most exciting achievements for The Bridge last year was the publication in July of The Breeze -- a newspaper written and edited by a range of students in our community. The youngest was 10 the oldest was 21. This was led by Lindsey Grutchfield, who had just graduated Montpelier High School and went on to study journalism at American University in Washington D.C. She wrote for The Bridge for two years prior to that.
We are hoping to bring back The Breeze this summer if  we can raise $4,500.00 to pay for two broadsheet issues — one as the summer opens and one at summer's end. They will be mailed with The Bridge to each home in the 05602 zip code.
Our summer intern Nathan Grutchfield, going into grade 11 at Montpelier High School will lead the project. Nathan has written a story about The Old Meeting House, so that is why I thought you might want to support the project. As the project gains steam many others will be involved as well.
We are hoping scores of people will contribute to this Kickstarter campaign to make it possible for us to work on a writing and editing project for youth, by youth.

The Montpelier Bridge

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Congrats and Good Work!


Alice Curchin, daughter of Sarah Kinter and Tom Curchin, and OMH confirmation/youth alum was recently featured in the "Heroes" section of Dr. Oz's magazine.  Congrats, Alice, and what great work.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

This Weekend - Feb 5-7: Scrag Mountain Early Music!

A concert of all early music from Mediaeval to Baroque and we truly hope you will join us.  This program will feature two sopranos:  Mary and our dear friend Jessica Peatrus from Boston.  We're also delighted to welcome back to Scrag baroque violinist Julie Leven and Vermont harpsichordist Lynnette Combs.  I will be playing viola da gamba and double bass.

Friday - February 5 - 7:30pm
Green Mountain Girls Farm -
923 Loop Road, Northfield
RSVP here for dinner and concert as space is limited

Saturday - February 6 - 7:30pm
Christ Episcopal Church (new venue for Scrag!)
64 State Street, Montpelier, VT

Sunday - February 7 - 4:00pm
Warren United Church
Main Street, Warren

The program will include the ecstatic Ave Generosa by the eleventh century mystic, philosopher, herbalist, abbess, composer and poet Hildegard von Bingen for two sopranos unaccompanied as well as the intoxicating harmonies of Claudio Monteverdi's music for two sopranos and basso continuo.  Soprano Jess Petrus will be featured on "Le mort de Didon" (The Death of Dido) by French composer Baroque composer Michel Pignolet de Mont├ęclair.  The instrumentalists get to shine on a "dancy" trio sonata by Danish/German baroque composer Dieterich Buxtehude.

"Come as you are.  Pay what you can."  We'll pass a basket at intermission. 

All's Well!

Make sure to check out the Plainfield Little Theater's production of All's Well That Ends Well at the Plainfield Opera House - featuring our very own Matthew Winston!

Read the great review in the Times Argus here!  (It also features times and pricing information)