Saturday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m.—KILLINGTON—Church of Our Saviour will host internationally known guitarist/composer Peter Griggs in a concert, “Music For An Old English Christmas,” on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. Griggs will perform a selection of traditional English music associated with the Christmas season, including wassailing songs, Morris dances and ballads such as the New Years version of “Greensleeves.”
Wassailing songs were originally sung during the Christmas season to ensure the fertility of fields and orchards, while Morris (originally Moorish) dances were performed in rural England as part of traditional Twelfth Night celebrations. Griggs also performs several pieces on the laud, a 12-string folk lute.
Peter Griggs has presented more than 500 solo guitar concerts throughout the U.S., Germany, United Kingdom, France, the Low Countries, Scandinavia and eastern Europe at art centers, festivals, museums, churches, jazz clubs and other venues. His recordings are available on Folkways Records, Music of the World, Treecastle Music and CD Baby.
Church of Our Saviour is located at 316 Mission Farm Road in Killington. For more information, visit facebook.com/COSMissionFarmVT/ or call 802-422-9064. Admission is by free-will donation, and a reception with light refreshments will follow the concert.
Photo courtesy of Peter Griggs