NORWAY – The First Universalist Church will present an Earth Day peace concert in the church sanctuary at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 26. Featured will be Vessel Recordings artist Heather Pierson, singer-songwriter Mary Uke Hargreaves and the First Universalist Church choir.

The program benefiting the church’s belfry repair project will include anthems, chants and rounds that celebrate and honor the earth and the ideal of peace.

In a career that has spanned two decades, Pierson has shared the stage with rock stars and folk legends, sung in sacred rituals and ceremonies all over the United States, and produced four solo recordings under her own record label.

Her talents include her signature style of jazz-tinged, neoclassical piano compositions, folk-infused ballads and world-beat percussion. She is music director at the First Universalist Church, and is founder and host of the Norway Open Mic Night held on the last Friday of every month at the church.

Hargreaves performs folksy originals and favorites on ukulele, performing lyrical melodies celebrating country living and love. Her music is influenced by the Beatles and music of the ’60s and ’70s. She has released her original recordings, including her debut album, “Love Is Strong,” featuring 12 upswing originals; and “Little Pony Express,” a whimsical collection of songs for the whole family.

Admission is a $5 donation at the door. The church is at 479 Main St. For more information, call 743-2828 or e-mail Pierson at [email protected]


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