Members of House Blend perform their particular talents, part of a 23-singer assembly opening the music season at the Old Firehouse in Tinmouth.
Friday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. — TINMOUTH — House Blend is an assembly of 23 veteran singers from Vermont and New Hampshire, devoted to the collective exploration of the many styles of mostly a cappella singing from around the world and throughout musical history. They’ll fill the little stage at Tinmouth’s Old Firehouse on Friday, April 10, starting at 7:30 p.m. They have visited several times before, filling the house with excited fans every time.
A democratically-governed party of self-professed singing addicts, the “Blenders” as they call themselves, look to the artistic direction of all of its members rather than a single director. Coming together from differing walks of life undoubtedly influences the creative energy of this ensemble. Their occupations range from teachers to a web designer, from an airline pilot to a carpenter. The infectious welcoming energy of House Blend engages the audience with a passion for the music they sing. Their repertoire includes early music, contemporary arrangements by local composers, songs from American folk traditions such as spirituals, soulful gospel songs, hill songs from Appalachia; village music from many countries, and anything else the singers choose to add to the mix.
The Old Firehouse is at Mountain View Road and Vt. 140 in downtown Tinmouth. Doors will open at 7 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $10, 90 percent of which goes to the performers. Home made desserts, coffee and tea will be available; donations for them will help support community activities.
For more info, call 802-446-3457.