VIENNA — The sixth annual Winter Revels show will return to the Vienna Union Hall for an evening of music and magic. The show will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15.

This year, after a long absence, 10-member musical group Northfield will return to the hall. An a cappella singing ensemble with deep roots in the Farmington area, Northfield sings early music such as madrigals, motets and American shape note hymns. The members have been singing together, in varying line-ups, for more than 30 years, and draw their repertoire largely from the sacred and popular music of the Renaissance and Medieval Europe and the early American shape note tradition. Northfield’s namesake is the popular early American fuguing tune by Jeremiah Ingalls, written in 1800.

Shape note tradition began in late 18th century England, and was adapted as a teaching method in American singing schools. The method is designed to facilitate congregational and community singing.

The evening will also feature dancing and an “ancient” mummers play, as well as a cheery guest just for the little ones.

Finally, the Union Hall Association will present magician, Peter Boie. Boie first became fascinated with magic at the age of 11 when he stumbled across a magic book at his local library. He now travels around the country performing “magic for non-believers,” hoping to make audience members believe magic is real for the length of his show. 

Tickets are on sale for $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger.

For more information or tickets, call 207-293-2674, email [email protected] or visit their website or Facebook page.

Magician Peter Boie will perform at the Vienna Union Hall on Saturday night, Dec. 15.


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