Solstice Singers and Ensemble: The Holly and the Ivy
A Magical Holiday Concert featuring The Solstice Singers of Cape Cod
DATE: December 11, 2022
SHOW TIME: 1PM
LOCATION: Sandwich Town Hall “The Glass Town Stage”, 130 Main Street, Sandwich, MA
A limited number of complimentary student/senior tickets are available. CLICK HERE to reserve.
Sandwich Arts Alliance is pleased to present The Solstice Singers in “The Holly and the Ivy,” a pageant of carols and songs, instrumental music, drama, and dance in the style of the Renaissance. Performed in colorful, period costumes, the program is a celebration of Christmas and the winter Solstice, woven around the ancient symbols of holly and ivy.
The Solstice Singers will be joined by members of Ensemble Passacaglia, performing on beautiful period instruments. In addition to accompanying the singers, Passacaglia will perform instrumental music throughout the program. This year the group continues the tradition of mummers’ plays, in which life is struck down by forces of evil, (representing winter) only to spring to life again at the hands of a magical healer (representing rebirth in the spring).
The Solstice Singers perform under the direction of Lore Loftfield De Bower of Woods Hole. Its primary mission is to provide community enrichment by performing music in the style of the Renaissance. The singers come from Cape Cod and southeastern Massachusetts.