The Mid Day Concert Series series features an eclectic mix of music performed by local musicians. The atmosphere is casual, and attendees are invited to Essex Community Concerts | Evening Concert Serieshave lunch following the performance at a local restaurant.
Performances are held Thursday mornings at 11:30am, and last about 45 minutes.
Admission is free, but a $5 donation is appreciated.
All performances are held at the Essex Community Church in Essex, NY.
The church is located within one block of the Essex - Charlotte Ferry. During the summer months the ferry operates late enough in the evening to accommodate visitors to the evening programs from Vermont.
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Camp Dudley's history began in 1885, when, with backing from two YMCA associates, George Peck and Rudolph Leypoldt, a 30-year old volunteer named Sumner Francis Dudley started the Boys' Camping Society or "B.C.S." Dudley established, through personal example, the importance of committed leadership and the spiritual life. Camp Dudley's motto, "The Other Fellow First," was adopted in the early 20th century and the camper population grew and grew.
The Wannabes were drawn together by a love of singing in harmony and a desire to play “our own ‘roots music’: songs that speak to struggles for justice, human rights, and peace and lift the spirit. As younger women, we all secretly “wanted to be” the folk singers we grew up listening to. We like a good story and lyrics and always encourage singing along. The songs may be familiar but we interpret them in our own unique way.”
Dr. William Tortolano serves as Professor Emeritus of Music and Fine Arts at Saint Michael's College, Vermont. He earned his Bachelor of Music at Boston University, Master of Music from the New England Conservatory of Music, and his Licenciate in Sacred Music and Doctor of Music from L'Universite de Montreal. Dr. Tortolano has been a Visiting Fellow at Trinity, St. Catherine's, and King's Colleges in Cambridge, England, and has also held a Fellowship from the National Foundation for the Humanities at Yale University and researched Gregorian Chant at St. Pierre de Solesmes. Dr. Tortolano is the author of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Anglo-Black Composer, Original Music for Men's Voices, The Mass and The Twentieth-Century Composer, as well as over 35 music editions from GIA Publications.