Sunday, June 25th, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Rocky Hill Meeting House, 4 Old Portsmouth Road, Amesbury, Mass.
Free to Historic New England members and Amesbury Residents
UMass Lowell’s Connexion singers, headed by Dr. Thomas Malone, bring the 1785 Rocky Hill Meeting House alive with music from the period in which it was built. The Connexion singers are a blend of community and student voices bringing the four-part hymns and anthems of Fasola music, also known as Sacred Harp singing, back from the past.
Rocky Hill Meeting House is a perfect place to experience this powerful sound, first taught in eighteenth-century Massachusetts by teacher-composers such as William Billings of Boston, John Stickney of Newburyport, and Jacob Kimball of Topsfield. Malone describes these old harmonies as “rugged and powerful, and they can lift you right out of your chair.”
Rocky Hill Meeting House is one of the best preserved examples of an original eighteenth-century meeting house interior. There are no restroom facilities on site. There is no climate control. We encourage visitors with any concerns to call ahead.
Please call 978-462-2634 for more information. Purchase tickets now.