FOMAG’s Labor Day Festival goes online this weekend

GUILFORD — Although Friends of Music at Guilford has had to cancel its annual Labor Day Weekend Festival due to COVID-19 - the first time in its 55-year history - the organization will make samples from its digital archives available for the weekend.

The archives have yielded a bounty of video, audio, and still photos from nearly 20 years' worth of past concerts, organizers write.

The festival traditionally includes an evening concert on the 1897 Guilford Tracker Organ, and an outdoor program of vocal and orchestral music on the lawn at the Organ Barn on Packer Corners Road. Excerpts from both programs will be included.

These recordings and photos will be shared throughout Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day Weekend on Friends of Music's Facebook page at

“So make yourself a picnic lunch to enjoy at home, and share some musical memories,” the Friends urged in a news release.

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