OLD CHRISTMAS, NEW ENGLAND
Seasonal and Holiday Songs of New England
Friday, December 15, 2023 at 6:00 PM
On Zoom and in person at the Pembroke Library
On Friday, December 15th at 6:00 PM the Pembroke Historical Society will present its annual holiday concert, “Old Christmas, New England,” at the Pembroke Library and on Zoom.
Local music teacher, Kris Paprocki, will perform historic songs of the season, reflecting on the changing attitudes New Englanders had towards Christmas from the 17th to the the early 20th centuries. He has scoured folksong collections as well as 18th and 19th century music publications to find songs from the raucous Christmas celebrations of the Old World and the modern sentimental and domestic Christmas developed in America. There will be well-known favorites as well as songs rarely performed, including music from 18th century composer James Lyon of Machias. Kris will perform on guitar, violin, and button accordion, and there will be plenty of opportunities for the audience to sing along.
Kris Paprocki is the music teacher at Pembroke, Perry, and Charlotte Elementary Schools as well as the program coordinator at the Pembroke Historical Society. He has been performing the music of Maine locally for over a decade.
Locals are encouraged to attend the program live at the library. To register on Zoom please click on the registration link and fill out the form. For further questions please contact Kris Paprocki at email@example.com.
REGISTRATION LINK: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfVgPUF3Aw1ffgYxZONACkY8QQsfw66s-yfaX6zJU3cCRNv1A/viewform?usp=sf_link