2019 Winter Performing Arts Series !

Richard Potter
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Bradford Bog People
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Crooners, Cabaret, and Chocolate
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The Troubadors
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Sunday  January 13th  2 pm         

A Life History of Richard Potter of Andover, NH

Whipple Hall

Based on the book:  Richard Potter America’s First Black Celebrity by John A. Hodgson
Michael Brown will portray Richard Potter in this “one-man show,” and share his life as a magician, ventriloquist and singer as he traveled throughout the then, United States, even some southern states; Canada; England; and Europe.    Richard Potter made an enormous contribution to the entertainment world in the early 1800s.    Michael Brown, who will portray Richard Potter, performed a one-man show “Looking over the President’s Shoulder” in May 2019, sponsored by SKIT and is presently employed at Colby-Sawyer College.   The show was written and directed by Wally D. Borgen.
If you’ve ever wondered how “Potter Place,” a village of Andover, NH got its name, you won’t want to miss this performance. 
     

Saturday  Feb 16th  7 pm        

Crooners, Cabaret, and Chocolate with the Nancy Tripp & Trio 

Join us for a Valentine's Treat! Champagne, Desserts, and Chocolate!

Whipple Hall  
Nancy studied for her Masters Degree in Voice and Piano at Manhattan School of Music before becoming a professional singer in New York City in both the worlds of opera and musical theater.  At Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, she performed as mezzo soloist in the Mozart Requiem and with many major orchestras throughout the United States. Nancy's resume includes six Broadway musicals, an Off-Broadway play, dozens of cabaret and nightclub performances in New York City, development work with
Ray Bradbury and Jonathan Tunick at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center; performances in leading roles at the Goodspeed Opera House, the Minnesota Opera, The Lake George Opera Festival, the Chautauqua Opera Festival (starring as Kate in Kiss Me Kate with John Reardon), and performing many leading roles in regional theaters.  Nancy left “show business” in 1987 and taught elementary school in New Hampshire for 20 years. She currently enjoys her position as the president of Summer Music Associates in New London and as the director of the Sunapee Singers. She loves performing her cabaret show in the Lake Sunapee Region to raise funds for various organizations. 



Sunday  March 10th   2 pm           

The Troubadours  -A Capella Concert

Whipple Hall

The New Hampshire Troubadours, founded and directed by Susan Cancio-Bello, is a group of thirteen volunteers specializing in madrigal a cappella music. The group just recently release a cd titled 

"Christmas at Epiphany" which was recorded at the Epiphany Church in Newport, NH. The members are:
David Almond – (bass) New London, Linda Barnes – (soprano) Salisbury,  Susan Cancio-Bello – (soprano) Sunapee,  Carol Foss – (tenor) New London, Jonathan Fowler - (tenor) New London, Elizabeth Howell – (alto) South Sutton., Molly Kidane – (alto) New London, Laura McCoy – (soprano) Newport, Knick Moschella – (bass) Enfield, Dave Munn – (bass) Sunapee, Nina Rogers – (alto) New London, Judy Thackaberry – (soprano) Sunapee, Kendra West-Senor – (alto) Warner








Saturday April 27th  7 pm         

The Bradford Bog People  - Old Time Fiddlers

​Warner Town Hall

American Roots Music at its best!
Historic music from the Appalachian Mountains – lively banjo and fiddle tunes, unusual tunings, beautiful harmonies, and some clogging too.

Beth Eldridge: fiddle, guitar, vocals; Tii McLane: banjo, fiddle, guitar, vocals; and Woody Pringle: banjo and mandolin.
The Bradford Bog People have performed throughout the US have recorded a number of CDs and can be heard on the radio. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to stamp your feet and enjoy some real rocking music!