T. Breeze Verdant and Annie Landenberger, a.k.a. Bard Owl
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T. Breeze Verdant and Annie Landenberger, a.k.a. Bard Owl

Bard Owl featured in Grafton Community Church Evensong

GRAFTON — On Sunday, Oct. 15, at 5:30 p.m., Bard Owl - T. Breeze Verdant and Annie Landenberger - will be featured performers in the Grafton Community Church's (GCC) 2023 Evensong Series.

In lieu of morning worship that Sunday, the church offers the Evensong tradition coordinated by GCC Music Minister Ken Olsson. Of the series, Olsson said in a news release that "we wanted to offer to the community a concert series with a touch of worship."

Pastor Bill Watson added, "In the longest season of the liturgical year, it's wonderful to change the pace of worship with these Evensong presentations. They add a fresh perspective to our spirituality."

Bard Owl's playlist includes upbeat tunes mixed with jazz, ballads, rocking blues, sweet and slow tunes, and describes their music as "new, old, original, familiar, unexpected." The Williamsville-based duo will be playing tunes centered on hope in various manifestations.

(1)Folklore scholar, athlete, and circus performer, Montana Miller says of Bard Owl: "Annie and Breeze are the kind of singers who, like other artists we grew up singing along with, know how to embrace and gather an audience into the warmth and generous spirit of their music. Their love for each other permeates every song; humble and heartfelt melodies invite us to join in and it's healing just to listen."

Following Evensong, all are invited to a community supper in the lower level of the church. The event is free, though thank offerings for both the concert and the meal are appreciated. Grafton Community Church, at 55 Main St., is handicapped accessible with an elevator.

Evensong concerts are also available on Zoom: The link to concerts and their recordings can be found before the Evensong and during the following week under the worship tab at graftoncommunitychurch.org. For more information about Bard Owl, visit bardowlmusic.com.

This The Arts item was submitted to The Commons.

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