Deborah Simpkin King, Artistic Director & Founder

Embers’s Concert Season has ended.

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Live! Outdoors!

Unfolding

September 26, 2020

Sometimes it feels as if we, as a world community, have been holding our collective breath for the better part of a year! And there has been a very necessary reason for that. In New York and New Jersey, we did our quarantine diligence, and we are reaping the benefits in healthy statistics. Little by little, we are beginning to unfold, if with eyes wide open to community impact with each step.

In “Unfolding,” we live joyfully into some of Ember’s best received selections! From “Unclouded Day” and Fred Rogers’ “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” to “I Dream a World” (after Langston Hughes) and “A Million Dreams” from The Greatest Showman, we can’t wait to share with you the joy we are experiencing in our first actual singing in months!

Enjoy a concert held on the beatiful grounds of Boscobel House and Gardens, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY, 10524

Unfolding

Live! Outdoors!


Saturday, September 26, 4:30pm

Boscobel House and Gardens, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY, 10524


Saturday, September 26, 6pm

Boscobel House and Gardens, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY, 10524

Live! Outdoors!

Unfolding

  • Unclouded DayJ. K. Alwood
  • It Takes a VillageJoan Szymko
  • Gilberto Gomez, Baritone
  • RequiemEliza Gilkyson
  • For those who have succumbed to COVID-19
  • 1000 Beautiful ThingsAnnie Lennox
  • Ruston Ropac, Mezzo
  • Sing, My ChildSarah Quartel
  • Anna Willson, Soprano; Mark Aro, Tenor.
  • It’s a Beautiful Day in the NeighborhoodFred Rogers
  • Everyone Suddenly Burst Out SingingPeter Willsher
  • I Dream a WorldDwight Bigler
  • A Million Dreams (The Greatest Showman)Benj Paske/Justin Paul
  • Soloists: Mark Aro, Christopher Howatt
  • John Maderazo, Virginia Steindorf
  • We Are the WorldMichael Jackson and Lionel Richie
  • Soloists: Gilberto Gomez, Blane Shaw, Maria Alu
  • Christopher Howatt, Mark Aro, Christopher Tefft
  • Ruston Ropac, Anna Willson

Kevin Shoemaker, Collaborative Accompanist

Caroline L. Sargent, Percussionist

An Ember December

An Annual Ember Tradition

December 8, 2019

As a time of warmth, giving, and familiar songs and carols, the December holidays inspire dreams and memories. Ember combines heartwarming readings with beautiful music, much of which is familiar. Join Ember and Phoenix Singers in this concert designed to bring both joy and healing. Child friendly and followed by a reception.

An Ember December

An Annual Ember Tradition


Sunday, December 8, 2019, 5pm

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 94 Pine Street, Montclair, NJ 07042

An Ember December

An Annual Tradition in a New Space

Listening

Outside Voices

February 29 & March 1, 2020

Listening

Outside Voices


Saturday, February 29, 7pm

St. John's in the Village, 224 Waverly Place, NYC 10014


Sunday, March 1, 5pm

Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 217 Prospect Street, South Orange, New Jersey 07079

Carpe diem!

Pluck the day [as it is ripe]

Out of an abundance of concern for the safety of our audience

We have Canceled our May Concerts

Please stay tuned for our announcement of an alternative performance.

Listening

Voices from the Earth

May 16 & 17, 2020

Are we able to listen beyond the chatter of human voices hearing the evolving messages uttered by our planet?

Culminating this 25th anniversary season will be a collaborative co-commission by celebrated composers Eric Banks and Robert Paterson that focuses on the global voice of our planet – its natural cycles and human interaction with those cycles. We extend the question, “What peril awaits should we choose not to listen?”

Listening

Voices from the Earth


Saturday, May 16, 7pm

St. John's in the Village, 224 Waverly Place, NYC 10014


Sunday, May 17, 5pm

Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 217 Prospect Street, South Orange, New Jersey 07079

A Second Simplicity

Living with paradoxes, doubts, and mysteries.

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