web address

Click here to go to the Saint John's website: http://saintjohnswilliamstown.org/

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Beat the Winter Blues this Saturday!

Beat those winter blues by coming to a FREE concert at St. John's Episcopal church this Saturday, January 31 at 7:00 pm. Five (count' em, five!) widely varied musical groups will offer a wide variety of lively music.
Families are encouraged to bring children!
The performing groups include:
- St. John's Youth Band (Tyra Nurmi, Evie Mahan, John Kolesar, Dyland Sikeleanos)
- Trio Brevalo, comprised of local singers Doug Paisley, Paul McFarland and Silvio Eberhardt, who sing traditional folk and liturgical songs from Caucasus Georgia
- Trio Cafe Budapest (Bill Wootters, piano; Ted Gilley, guitar and Jimmy Bergin, violin)
- Cantilena Chamber Choir, directed by Andrea Goodman, a 24-voice acapella group.
- The Shoes, a local teenage world music group (including Patrick Madden and Sato Matsui, who performed on January 11 at the 10am service)
Come have a great time and beat them blues!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

MLK Day event

St. John's Episcopal Church, Williamstown, will celebrate Martin Luther King Day on Sunday, January 18 at 4:30 p.m., when folksingers Charlie King and Karen Brandow will present "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn me 'Round", a performance piece that offers a history of the Civil Rights Movement from 1955 to 1997. The presentation, which highlights activists such as Rosa Parks, Fannie Lou Hamer and Ella Baker, will include PowerPoint images, dramatic readings and powerful songs.

Charlie King and Karen Brandow are musical storytellers and political satirists who have released six CD's since they began performing as a duo in 1998. In addition to a fulltime career of concert touring, King and Brandow have sung in support of numerous groups working for peace, human and labor rights, environmental sanity and alternatives to violence.
This event, co-sponsored by the Williams College Chaplains' Office, is free and open to the public. St. John's Church is located at 35 Park Street, Williamstown, MA. Further information about Charlie King and Karen Brandow can be found at www.charlieking.org