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Heliand Consort and Clogs will premiere Australian composer Padma Newsome’s "2 Moon Smile" chamber opera in April 2017 in Vermont.
Heliand Consort and Clogs premiere "2 Moon Smile" by Australian composer, Padma Newsome. Performances take place April 7, 2017 in Rochester, Vermont and April 8, 2017 in Lyndon, Vermont. Details on our website:
Heliand Consort and Clogs premiere "2 Moon Smile" by Australian composer, Padma Newsome. Performances take place April 7, 2017 in Rochester, Vermont and April 8, 2017 in Lyndon, Vermont. Details on our website:
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Five weeks till the premiere of "2 Moon Smile"

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The p'opera is fast becoming a reality

Clogs and Heliand Consort gather in just a few weeks to rehearse Padma Newsome's "2 Moon Smile" chamber opera, or p'opera, if you will. Following our successful Kickstarter campaign (THANK YOU!!), we're delighted to announce the addition of two dancers to the cast of performers: Susannah Keebler and Clare Byrne.

World premiere performances take place in Vermont on April 7-8th:
   Friday, April 7 at 7:30 pm; Federated Church of Rochester; Rochester, VT
   Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 pm; York Street Meeting House; Lyndon, VT

      • doors open at 7 pm
      • admission by donation
      • info: heliandconsort.org

For those of you unable to join us in Vermont in April, we'll be creating a video of the project to share with you later in the year. Beyond that, we look forward to touring the piece more widely in future seasons.

Bees Eat Knees, a round and audience sing-along

One unusual element of the p'opera is the welcoming and encouragement of audience participation. In the next couple of weeks, we'll share a few tunes that Padma has written with you in mind. First up: Bees Eat Knees

Bees Eat Knees, a round
Bees Eat Knees, a round

 

You are invited to learn the tune! And when you join us for one of the shows in April, you'll get a chance to sing it along with us. What a cool experience for everyone...we're so excited for this, and look forward to seeing you soon!

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