MONTPELIER – The Farmers Night Weekly Concert Series begins on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m., with the Green Mountain Chorus in a concert that celebrates their 75th year. The Green Mountain Chorus performs a capella arrangements of music from the past and present in four-part Barbershop harmony.
The second Farmers Night event will be January 25 with players from Young Tradition Vermont.
Vermont continues to be home for a wide range of traditional music and dance, a tapestry of people from many places, all with their own traditions. The evening will feature Celtic, Scottish, Irish, Cape Breton, Appalachian/Old Time, and Vermont/New England music.
The Farmers Night Concert Series is a longstanding State House tradition which goes back over 100 years to a time when lawmakers entertained themselves in the House Chamber mid-week while away from home. Artists from around the state, in genres ranging from classical music to bluegrass to barbershop, perform in the well of the House Chamber each Wednesday night during the legislative session and the concerts are free and open to the public.
The entire Farmer Night Concert Series is presented by the Vermont Legislature and returns to the State House for the first time since the pandemic interrupted them in March of 2020. This year’s offerings include 12 weekly Wednesday performances, with the exception of a break for Town Meeting in early March. For the entire series, go to the Vermont General Assembly website and select Farmers Night 2023.
For additional questions, please contact David Schutz, Vermont State Curator at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone (802) 279-5558.