Deborah Simpkin King, Artistic Director & Founder
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
Kevin Shoemaker, Collaborative Accompanist
Caroline L. Sargent, Percussionist
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.
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?”