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Music in the Meetinghouse

December 5, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Experience the holiday season filled with song at Rocky Hill Meeting House. UMass Lowell’s Connexion singers, headed by Dr. Thomas Malone, bring the meetinghouse 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 back from the past. Rocky Hill Meeting House is a perfect place to experience this powerful sound. It was 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 eighteenth century meeting house interior. There are no restroom facilities on site. The building is also unheated. We encourage visitors with any concerns to call ahead. Free to Historic New England members and Amesbury residents, $5 nonmembers.

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December 5, 2015
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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