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Songs of Life: An Afternoon of Music with Sara Vokes

The Meetinghouse Presents

Songs of Life, Love, and Light

An Afternoon of Music with Sara Vokes on Sunday, June 26--2pm 

Everybody loves a good story. For countless millennia, human beings have been sharing stories to amuse, educate, and evoke sometimes powerful emotions. In addition to the spoken word, human stories can now be told in writing, in still and moving pictures, and in music. 

Sara Vokes as singer/songwriter, elicits a wide range of authentic emotions—some painful and some uplifting. She draws her original stories from many influences--her youth in western and central New York among a very large extended family, her marriage, her travels around America, her faith, and her journey in finding serenity and joy despite sometimes painful past experiences. She seeks in her music to strike familiar chords and bring forth a strong sense of sharing in the human and spiritual condition. As such, she is willing to ‘lay her heart out’ and be vulnerable to her audience.

Sara currently serves as the Music Director of the Meetinghouse in Ridgebury, where she plays and sings at the weekly services of the Ridgebury Congregational Church. She is thrilled to be a part of the current initiatives at the Meetinghouse and her music is a key component of the arts element of the current Meetinghouse priorities. She is also an active teacher of music—voice and piano—as well as elocution and presentation skills. She started out in musical theatre then changed to opera at Ithaca College and earned her master’s degree in vocal performance at the University of Illinois. She characterizes her musical style as a blend of classical and contemporary/folk, with a hint of Jazz in the mix.

If you wish to share in such a celebration of original song and storytelling, visit the Meetinghouse at 605 Ridgebury Road in Ridgefield next Sunday, June 26th. The cost of tickets is $15, and they can be purchased at the door or online at https://malletjazz.simpletix.com/.  

This concert is also being streamed on Zoom.

The Meetinghouse is located at 605 Ridgebury Road in Ridgefield.

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