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Spring concerts on tap in Shoreham

SHOREHAM — The Shoreham Congregational Church will host a special series of concerts this spring. In this new venture, each month will bring a different musical event at the church. All the concerts will provide an opportunity for families to enjoy good music. 
The Spring Concert Series will begin on Friday, April 3, at 7 p.m., with a piano concert by William Ogmundson from New London, N.H. An award-winning and Emmy–nominated composer and lyricist, Ogmundson is a classically trained solo pianist who has performed at venues throughout North America and Europe, including the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, and St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. His repertoire features ragtime, classical music, and original compositions. He has produced several CD’s of his music.
The series continues on Saturday, May 16, at 7 p.m., with the brother and sister team Romy and Ben Munkres of Cornwall, Vt. Romy (fiddle, flute and feet) and Ben (piano, accordion, mandolin) have performed as a duo at dances and festivals in Vermont and New Hampshire, including Richmond’s Folk Night and the New World Festival in Randolph. They have both played with the Young Tradition Vermont touring group in several countries. Both have participated in the Vermont Youth Orchestra and the Vermont All State Music Festival. Romy also played in the 2019 All Eastern Music Festival and Ben played in the All New England Festival in March. They also perform with their parents in the family dance band Honey in the Hive.
Matthew von Behrens will continue the Series on Friday, June 5, at 7 p.m. An accomplished harpist, Matthew has played at several local churches as well as at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury, where he is the chaplain.
All concerts will be held at the Shoreham Congregational Church, 28 School Road in Shoreham, and are family friendly.
Admission to all concerts is by a free will donation.

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