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Mary Bonhag Recital & Open Practice Session

13 November 2020
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Live Stream

Friends: As part of what’s sure to be a lovely recital on Friday, November 13, Mary Bonhag will be performing a set of five little songs I wrote a couple of years ago, settings of prayer/poems by my son Henry’s partner, Lauren. I’m sad that this performance won’t be an in-person one, but am greatly looking forward to it, and hope you can attend! — Don Jamison

I hope you will join me on Fri., Nov. 13 at 7:30 pm for my virtual Vocal Recital, an exploration of music inspired by my own personal religious and spiritual practice, live-streamed from the Highland Center. I will be joined on this program by Burlington-based pianist Hiromi Fukuda and share parts of a special conversation I had with Reverend Rona Kinsley.

This concert was postponed from last March due to the coronavirus, and I’ve re-worked the program, looking at it now in the context of a global pandemic and national awakening to systemic racism — selecting pieces that resonate with me at this time and with my own faith.

Leading up to the recital, I hope you’ll sit in (virtually, of course!) on my Open Practice Session next week on Thurs., Nov. 5 at 3 pm to get an inside glimpse into how I go about preparing for a concert.

This selection of music has brought me much comfort and perspective at this time, and I hope it will do the same for you!


Open Practice Session 11/5/20 at 3pm EST

Experience an intimate look into Mary Bonhag’s music-learning and practicing process.


Recital by Mary Bonhag

11/13/20 at 7:30pm EST

Celebrated soprano and Scrag co-Artistic Director Mary Bonhag will be joined by pianist Hiromi Fukuda for a concert of vocal music inspired by faith and how it leads us to action. This program will be live-streamed from the Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro, VT.

James Primosch, How Can I Keep from Singing
Jacqueline Hairston, On Consciousness Streams from On Consciousness Streams
Don Jamison, from Lauren’s Prayer Book
Joaquín Nin-Culmell, Adonenu, Elohenu from Sephardic Songs
Samuel Barber, The Crucifixion from Hermit Songs
Kathy Wonson Eddy, Sorrow and Love Flow Mingled Down
Adolphus Hailstork, Difficulties from Songs of Love and Justice and Create in Me
Olivier Messiaen, selections from Chants de Terre et de Ciel
Moses Hogan (arr.), Walk Together, Children
Interspersed with a conversation between Mary and Rev. Rona Kinsley

Admission is “Pay what you can.”

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