DeKalb summer concert series set by historical association with Arts Council grant
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 5:43 pm

DELALB -- The DeKalb Historical Association will hold a free performance series with a grant obtained though the St. Lawrence Arts Council.

The grant money, made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, will allow the Historical Association to offer a performance series that is free and open to the public.

The performance series is an on-going effort by the association to bring concerts to their Meetinghouse Museum located at 696 East DeKalb Rd., DeKalb Junction.

Performers will entertain the audience and bring the area’s past heritage alive through song and dance.

The series begins on Sat. June 14 from 7-9 with Ring Out, a performance by The First Universalist Society’s bell choir. Led by Nelly Chase the group will ring traditional hymns and old time favorites.

On Sat., July 12 from 7-9 p.m. the audience will be treated to The War of 1812 in Song. Margaret Hockett’s light songs cover events of the war missed in many history books. On Sat., September 13 from 7-9 p.m. Fiddle the Night Away will keep listeners tapping, clapping and dancing to tunes played by champion fiddler, Gretchen Koehler.

The Decentralization Program responsible for helping DeKalb’s rural community is a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and Administered by the St. Lawrence County Arts Council.

The grant is designed to bring arts events to underserved areas.

For further information on this performance series contact Linda Batt at 315-344-6592 or at [email protected]