Music in our Sanctuary

Hyannis Sound Returns to North Chapel

At 7:00 on Saturday, April 8, the Hyannis Sound returns to delight us with wonderful harmonies and plenty of humor. This is an annual event that has been taking place for over 20 years. T Belisle started this 10 member male a cappella group in the summer of 1994 on Cape Cod. Each April any alumni who can, comes to Woodstock to sing. In the afternoon of the day of the performance, they figure out what songs they can put together and who will sing what part. It’s amazing. They always have fun stories to share about their times together. Like the Toyota commercial, “Ask anyone who has attended this concert; they’ll do everything they can to persuade you to come, no matter what your age.”

Cost: $15 for adults, $10 for students through age 18 and seniors


North Chapel Classic Concert Series 

Ashley Hall – trumpet
Allison Gagnon – piano

Woodstock Unitarian Universalist Church
2 p.m., April 9, 2017

Concerto in Bb                                                                                 Tommaso Albinoni (1671-1751)
Allegro
Andante
Allegro

Quatre Variations Sur Un Theme
De Domenico Scarlatti                                                                            Marcel Bitsch (1921-2011)

Solo De Concours                                                                                    Theo Charlier (1868-1944)

Three Preludes                                                                                  George Gershwin (1898-1934)
Prelude 1: Allegro ben ritmato e deciso                                                                Arr. Ridenhours
Prelude 2: Andante con moto
Prelude 3: Allegro ben ritmato e deciso

Deep River                                                                                                           Traditional Spiritual
Arr. Moses Hogan

Hyfrydol Aspects                                                                                                       Terry R. Everson

Variations sur “Le Carnaval de Venise”                                Jean-Baptiste Arban (1825-1889)
Arr. Donald Hunsberger

Next in the 2017 UU Sundays at 2 Chamber Music Series

May 14th: Aeolus String Quartet with pianist Aristo Sham
September 10th: Amaranth String Quartet
October 1st: Camerata New England Piano Trio
November 12th: Adaskin String Trio

Ashley Hall has been applauded by critics for her “soaring and spine-tingling” performances and her “excellent stage presence.” ​  As a soloist and recitalist, she has performed across the U.S. and in Taiwan, South Korea, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Mexico and China with symphony orchestras, brass bands, chamber orchestras, brass quintets and municipal groups.

Ms. Hall received a Bachelor’s degree in Trumpet Performance from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and an Artist Diploma from the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts.   She currently is principal trumpet with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra.  She was third trumpet with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra from 2003-2012, and she has performed with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Charlotte Symphony, the Asheville Symphony, the New World Symphony Orchestra, and the Sinfonia Gulf Coast.

Ms. Hall’s passion for making music is paralleled by her dedication and commitment to teaching and arts advocacy. Currently she is the interim professor of trumpet at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and she has held teaching positions at St. Olaf College and the University of Dayton.  She was active in educational outreach through the Muse Machine and the Dayton Philharmonic’s SPARK program.

Allison Gagnon is the Chair of the Collaborative Piano Department at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA).   She has been a summer staff pianist at Meadowmount School of Music since 1997.   Previously she served as an Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.   She has been on the piano faculty of Queen’s University and has been a staff pianist at McGill University and Queen’s University.

Dr. Gagnon received her Doctor of Musical Arts (Collaborative Piano) degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) and Case Western Reserve University in 1999.   She had previously received her Master of Music (Piano Accompaniment) degree from McGill University;  her Konzertdiplom  (Solo Piano) from the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna; and her Bachelor of Music (Piano Performance) degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.  Dr. Gagnon has received the UNCSA Excellence in Teaching Award as well as the Canada Council Award and Floyd Chalmers Award for study at CIM.

Dr. Gagnon has performed with many noted artists, including Frederica von Stade, Jens Lindemann, the Miro Quartet, and Anthony Dean Griffey.   She has made CD recordings with Judith Saxton and James Miller.

Next in the 2017 UU Sundays at 2 Chamber Music Series

April 9th: Ashley Hall (trumpet with piano accompaniment)
May 14th: Aeolus String Quartet with pianist Aristo Sham
September 10th: Amaranth String Quarter
October 1st: Camerata New England Piano Trio
November 12th: Adaskin String Trio