This Week in Ambler – June 19, 2022

Ambler Musicivic (Online Programs premiere at 7:00 PM Sunday each week)

June 12 – 19, 2022 Bell’Art Ensemble “Shades of Love I”
June 19 – 26, 2022 Reames Duo: Finzi & Debussy
June 26 – July 9, 2022 SummerFest22

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Coming in 2022

New Musicasts by

Pathos Trio (March 20, 2022)
Alkemie (April 10, 2022)
Christopher Reames (April 24, 2022)
Bell’Art Ensemble (June 12, 2022)
Musicivic Baroque (Fall)
Russian Duo (May 1, 2022)
Disordering the Attic (Fall)
Beo String Quartet (Fall)
Quartet Salonnières (July)

More committing every week.

Ambler Musicivic Presented Quartet Salonnières live in June

Quartet Salonnières visited town for in person concerts June 14th & 15th. Our performances at Spring House Estates, The Highlands Manor & Gardens, and Temple Ambler’s Learning Center Auditorium were our first live concerts since Pandemic. Great Experiences. The Musicast version in two parts will premier in July and September!

Additional live concerts coming later this year from Beo String Quartet, Disordering the Attic, and Musicivic Baroque.

Fiona Gillespie joins Ambler Musicivic as Community Director

Fiona is a folk and classically trained singer, songwriter, composer, and music educator. Raised in a family of traditional Celtic musicians, she grew up step dancing, singing ballads, and playing the Irish whistle and flute. Fiona’s passion is blending musical styles, bringing listeners of different musical genres together, and sharing the music of unfamiliar traditions with new audiences from backyards to barns to halls. Her ensembles the Chivalrous Crickets (folk band), Disordering the Attic (duo), and Makaris (chamber ensemble), all bring singers and instrumentalists from Celtic, old time, early music, new art music, and pop and music theatre backgrounds together to create historical and original thematic and rich textural programs.

Fiona has taught voice and opera workshop and directed opera at liberal arts colleges for the past decade, as well as teaching folk and group singing workshops at educational festivals and institutions. She sings professionally with classical ensembles around the nation and abroad, including the multi-time Grammy-nominated Skylark Ensemble, The Baroque Orchestra of Colorado, the Bach Choir of Bethlehem, Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra, Alkemie Ensemble, Kinnara, St. Tikhon’s Choir, and Mountainside Baroque, among others. She holds a Master’s in voice with a focus on Baroque music from the University of North Texas, and a Bachelor’s degree in music from Westminster Choir College.

Fiona is an avid reader and traveler. In addition to many musical tours she has both been on and managed, her favorite wild adventures include a 2-week Himalayan trek in 2019, and several cross-country road trips spent seeing over 30 states and camping on public land.

She and her partner, plucked-instrumentalist Paul Morton, recently relocated from New York to Philadelphia. Hailing from Bethlehem and Lancaster, respectively, they look forward to dedicating their time participating in and building arts community and experience in south-east Pennsylvania.

Ambler Musicivic Concert Series Fund

All donations made to Ambler Musicivic through the end of the year will support funding for our 2022 Concert Series. $12,500 per quarter ($50,000 per year) allows us to fund …

  • A musician to serve as your local community director,
  • Weekly online Musicast series,
  • An online “fest” quarterly
  • Two live concerts each quarter (as feasible)

Our programming is planned quarterly based on the level of funding available. We hope you will consider a generous year-end gift to support Ambler Musivic’s mission to provide small ensemble music experiences in Ambler and its surrounding communities.

Tax deductible donations can be made at the link below!

Support our Mission and our Musicians

Do you want More? Ambler Musicivic members can access programs in other Musicivic communities around the country and our national “Early Music Wednesdays” program.

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