Lincoln news for Dec. 5

LINCOLN — The annual Christmas concert by Amaryllis, Vermont’s Early Voice: “IN TERRA PAX: 15th and 16th Century Motets” will be held on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m., at the United Church of Lincoln. The 16-voice a capella ensemble will sing William Byrd’s Mass in Four Parts, plus motets for the season by Guillaume Dufay, Josquin Des Pres, Jacob Handl, Cristobal Morales, and others.
Amaryllis is based in Middlebury and directed by Susanne Peck, director of music at St. Stephen’s Church, an Affiliate Artist at Middlebury College, with a distinguished career in early music performance and choral conducting. Suggested donation is $15.
The Burnham Music Series presents Alex Smith on Saturday, Dec. 14. at 7:30 p.m. at Burnham Hall. Alex Smith builds songs from a blend of traditional folk harmony and strikingly modern lyrics, confronting today’s most pressing issues with a style of honest and accurate observation often compared to songwriters Stan Rogers and Jason Isbell. He has been featured on the Emmy-Award winning documentary “Songs To Keep” alongside Pete Seeger, Peter Yarrow, and Dan Berggren; won an NTCMA award for his record “Hamilton County,” and received extensive radio play nationwide. His stories draw on the triumphs and hardships of friends, relatives, and neighbors near and far. 
Admission is $10 for adults, teens and kids are free. Refreshments will be served.

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