Brick Church’s season offers stories, music, juggling and more

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LOVELL — The Brick Church for the Performing Arts this summer will offer events blending local talent with internationally renowned performers.

The season will open with the Brick Church Storytelling Festival on Friday and Saturday, May 28-29. On Friday, storytellers will perform a potpourri of stories — dramatic and hilarious, true and traditional — for the whole family to enjoy. On Saturday night, there will be “stand-up storytelling for grown-ups,” with Pat Spalding and Katy Rydell.

On Saturday, June 12, upstate New York sing/composer/musician Davy Sturtevant will perform on banjo, mandolin, fiddle, acoustic, electric and resophonic guitars. This will be followed on Saturday, June 19, with a performance by TWO, juggling brothers Matthew and Jason Tardy.

Award-winning classical flutist Sarah Sawin of Lovell and saxophonist Brian Whiton of Stoneham will take the stage on July 10.

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On July 24, Idol Hands, a quartet of young musicians from the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, will perform its blend of folk, bluegrass, blues and string band music, along with some original songs. Keyboard artist Dan Moore will return to the Brick Church on Aug. 7 with a new program.

The season will conclude on Saturday, Sept. 11, with the Mollyockett Chorus’ signature blend of humor and barbershop harmony. The ensemble’s new offering is loosely based on the old “Johnny Carson Show,” with a twist — it’s “The Connie Jarson Show.”

This year marks the fifth full season of programs at the Brick Church for the Performing Arts on Christian Hill Road. All shows are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. For more information, call 925-2792.

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