Big Woods Voices, an a cappella vocal quartet featuring singers Will Danforth, Alan Blood, Becky Graber, and Amanda Witman, presents a benefit concert for Putney Cares on Sunday, April 22 at 4:00 pm at the Friends Meetinghouse in Putney.
Big Woods Voices (bigwoodsvoices.com) unites these four veteran area singers in celebrating their common passion for a cappella harmony through arrangements of original, roots, and world music. The group performs Will Danforth’s original settings of poems by David Whyte, Mary Oliver, W. B. Yeats, and others; richly-harmonized standards of the American roots lexicon; gems by musicians such as Pete Sutherland, The Finest Kind, and the Stanley Brothers; and completely original poetic-harmonic pieces. Will is a singer-songwriter, traditional acoustic artist, and arranger/composer; Alan Blood is a long-time member of area singing groups including the Blanche Moyse Chorale, I Cantori, Blue Moon and House Blend; Becky Graber is the leader of the Brattleboro Women’s Chorus and Animaterra Women’s Chorus in Keene; and Amanda Witman is the founder and co-leader of the Brattleboro Pub Sing with Tony Barrand.
Putney Cares (putneycares.org) is a community organization that enables Putney’s older residents to remain independent and at home as long as they wish and helps the community unite with its elders. Putney Cares provides volunteer-run social events and supportive programs for seniors such as community luncheons, durable medical equipment loans, a foot care clinic, and classes in tai chi, yoga, folk dancing, strength training, computer skills, and art.
Tickets for the April 22nd concert are $15-40 and can be reserved at putneycares.org or call 802-387-5593. Refreshments will be available by donation.