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DECEMBER

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13
Nowell Sing We Clear
A Pageant of Mid-Winter Carols

at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 140 Maple Ave in Altamont, NY

3:00 PM
Tickets: $20/adults; $5/children 12 & under

This will be the 40th and final season of Nowell Sing We Clear with its unusual songs, carols, stories and customs. Drawn mostly from English language folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic, the songs tell both a version of the events and characters involved in the Christmas story and detail the customs that make up the twelve magical days following the return of the light at the Winter Solstice. Many of these ancient customs are the basis of today’s holiday traditions. A special and unusual treat is the enactment of a Mummer’s play from Kentucky, a madcap tale of death and rebirth done in street theater style and featuring characters such as Pickled Herring, Father Christmas and a hobby horse-riding doctor of questionable expertise.

While much of the singing is done in unaccompanied style, the pageant is also stamped with the energetic dance band sound of fiddle, button accordion, electric piano, drums and concertina. The audience, supplied with song sheets, is encouraged to sing along on many of the carols and, indeed, this annual performance for Old Songs is especially noted for the robust participation of its audience. Performers are John Roberts and Tony Barrand, widely known for their lively presentations of English folk songs, and Fred Breunig and Andy Davis, well known in New England as dance callers and musicians.

www.nowellsingweclear.co

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Tickets  

Adult concert tickets are $20, $23 or $25 as noted. Tickets are still only $5 for children ages 12 & under.

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subscriber card$121 for the card gets you 6 admissions to Old Songs concerts, at least a 10 % discount off the regular price of admission.
Card must be used within two years of purchase.
Card holders should call in their reservation
for each concert: 518-765-2815

 

Directions 
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To 37 South Main St., Voorheesville
(** for Directions to Nowell Sing We Clear click here)

From Route 20/Western Ave. take Route 155 south toward Voorheesville 3.2 miles; turn right at the 3rd stoplight on Route 306/Voorheesville Ave. Follow into village (about 1/2 mile); turn right on S. Main St. (look for Stewarts Shop at that corner). 37 S. Main is across from Stewarts. For evening events, parking is available behind Voorheesville Carpet Co. and Phillips Hardware, down the street on your right.

From Route 85/New Scotland Ave. follow southwest from Albany/Slingerlands to Route 85-A. Follow 85-A into Voorheesville 2.2 miles. Take right on Voorheesville Ave., and first left onto S. Main St. (look for Stewarts Shop at that corner). 37 S. Main is across from Stewarts. For evening events, parking is available behind Voorheesville Carpet Co. and Phillips Hardware, down the street on your right.

From Route 156/Altamont-Voorheesville Rd. follow Route 156 to Route 85-A in Voorheesville; left on 85-A. Go 0.2 miles and turn left on Voorheesville Ave., and then take first left onto S. Main St. (look for Stewarts Shop at that corner). 37 S. Main is across from Stewarts. For evening events, parking is available behind Voorheesville Carpet Co. and Phillips Hardware, down the street on your right.

Krumkill Rd. and Johnston Rd. (near Crossgates Mall) offer other possible approaches. Either will lead to Normans Kill Rd. which becomes Voorheesville Ave. See map.


 


Old Songs, Inc.

PO Box 466 • Voorheesville, NY 12186-0466
(518) 765-2815 • Fax: (518) 655-0061 • Email:

www.oldsongs.org