The Sundays On The Hill concert series welcomes back the Counterpoint Ensemble on July 17, at 4 p.m., at the Church on the Hill (Community Church) in Weston.
Counterpoint was founded by choral director and arranger Robert De Cormier in 2000 and is based in Montpelier. It is dedicated to performing choral chamber music, and its members have been praised for their clarity, skill and sophisticated musical expressiveness.
The July 17 concert celebrates the rivers and forests of New England and places more remote. The program includes the prelude to Benjamin Britten's operetta Paul Bunyan, movements from a cantata by American romantic and New Hampshire native Amy Beach, and a setting by Joan Szymko of a Hopi text.
There will also be a new work by Vermont composer Travis Ramsey and Vermont poet Jim Schley and a musical reimagining of passages from Hermann Hesse's novel Siddhartha by San Francisco composer Jude J. Navari. For more information, visit counterpointchorus.org.
Admission is only $5 for adults, thanks to generous support from Patrons of Sundays on the Hill concert series and other anonymous donors. Children 12 and under may attend at no charge.
Doors open at 3:30 p.m., and there are no reserved seats, no advance tickets, and admission is paid at the door. Like the Weston Playhouse, the concert series requires proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test within 72 hours and masks are required when inside. For more information, visit SundaysOnTheHill.org.