Solstice Singers present \”Seaside Solstice\”

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Date(s) - December 15, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Woodshole Community Hall
Woods Hole


The Solstice Singers and guest artists will present “A Seaside Solstice,” a nautical pageant of songs and carols, instrumental music, poetry, drama and dance in the style of Medieval to Renaissance eras with occasional more modern pieces. The performances will take place on in the Woods Hole Community Hall on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 4:00 PM and Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 4:00 PM.


Performed in colorful, period costumes, the program is woven around the theme of a solstice celebration by the sea, with poems, songs, and even a mummer’s play built around ocean-going themes. Says Anne Richards, a founding member and general manager of the group: “We were looking for something a little different and we decided to build the show around traditions that might have been found on the sea and in seaside villages of old.”


This year’s show features traditional holiday music along with uniquely seafaring pieces such as “Christmas at Sea”, in which verses of the R.L. Stevenson poem are interlaced with phrases of a Gaelic work song. Some songs are performed without accompaniment while others are accompanied by Ensemble Passacaglia. The children’s chorus, Les Enfants du Soleil, will present several pieces and join the adult chorus in others, including the “Boar’s Head Carol”, a traditional favorite that will have a special nautical twist this year. Audiences will hear other familiar songs and carols in celebration of the season.

Both shows on December 15 and 16 are at 4:00 PM in the Community Hall located at 68 Water Street in Woods Hole. The hall is accessible to people with disabilities. Attendees are invited to a reception that follows each performance. Admission is $20 for adults ($17 when purchased in advance), $12 for students, and $1 for children under 12. Advance tickets are available at Eight Cousins Books on Main Street in Falmouth and online at For more information, visit
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