Swan Singers

Saturday, June 10, 3:00 pm until 4:00 pm
Trinitarian Church - 147 Main Street

Biography of a House - Part 1: Presenting Sacred Music Written in Northfield by 18th Century Composer, Timothy Swan.

A house has many stories, just as people do. The house at 88 Main Street, built in 1807, is gone now but the people who lived there and the things they accomplished live on. This is the first event in a three-event series celebrating the rich history of 88 Main Street.

The group Swan Singers was formed to bring to audiences the unique form of music used in the 18th century known as ‘shapenote singing'. In his time, Swan’s songs were sung and performed throughout the early American colonies making him as famous in his time as the Beatles have been in ours. "The Swan Singers will perform 12 pieces by Timothy Swan which likely have not been sung in over 200 years".

Posted to: June 2023 (updated 2023-03-10 08:34:58).