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Past Events

The Incarnation of the Logos: An Epic Tale of Christ's Coming to Earth
with Glen Williamson 
Fri. Jan. 4, 2013 at 7:30 pm
The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst, MA 01002

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A Christmas Carol
with David Anderson of  
Walking the dog Theater

Two FREE performances:

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 7:00 pm 
The Jones Library, Woodbury Room
43 Amity Street Amherst, MA 01002
AND
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Florence Congregational Church
130 Pine Street, Florence, Massachusetts 01062

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Kaspar Hauser: The Open Secret of the Foundling Prince 

with award-winning actor Glen Williamson 
and live music by The Hadley Lyre Ensemble


Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 7:00 pm
The Hartsbrook School, Piening Hall
 193 Bay Road, Hadley, MA 01035

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BEAT THE DEVIL! Faust, the Whole Story
aka, The Tragedy of Mephistopheles

Performed by actor and storyteller Glen Williamson
Based on the drama by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
with original music composed especially for this event by Channa A. Seidenberg
and performed by The Hadley Lyre Ensemble

Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Where: The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst, MA 01002

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AWAKENING OUR LISTENING
A Workshop in Musical Impovisation
with Channa A. Seidenberg

Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Where: The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst, MA 01002

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PLAYING OFF-LEASH: 
Exploring the Sources of Creativity and Passion
with David Anderson
of Walking the dog Theater

March 13, 20, & 27, 2012 from 7-9 pm
Where: The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst, MA 01002

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SINGING CIRCLE, SPRING 2012
Second & Fourth Thursdays from 4:00-5:30 pm
This is a relaxed & supportive, group-led singing circle open to adults and teenagers. We sing songs, rounds, and chants from around the world. No previous singing experience required. All are welcome! Bring instruments if you like!

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RAPHAEL'S MADONNA IMAGES
with LYRE INTERPRETATION
Presented by Channa A. Seidenberg

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 6:00 pm
Where: The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst, MA 01002

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL
with David Anderson 
of Walking the dog Theater
and live music from the Hadley Lyre Ensemble​

December 2, 2011 at 7:30 pm
Where: The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst, MA 01002

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SINGING OURSELVES HOME
A Day of Music Workshops with LIBANA Members Susan Robbins & Marytha Paffrath
Saturday October 29, 2011
Where: Northampton Community Music Center
 139 South St, Northampton, MA 01060

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HERMES MOVES AMONG WORDS
with Paul Matthews

The workshop that started it all!!!

March 2011
Where: The Hartsbrook School in Hadley, MA














Also in the works:

Anyone Can Sing 
A workshop with music therapist Channa A. Seidenberg
Singing is our birthright. We were all born to sing. But many of us are shy about singing in groups. Or wish to sing more freely and with less strain. Channa Seidenberg will guide us in gentle exercises designed to help us uncover our natural voice. The experience of singing together is a community-building gesture. In the supportive environment of a singing circle, we have the opportunity to awaken our inner listening and re-discover the joy of lifting up our voices in song.

CHANNA A. SEIDENBERG is a music therapist, musician, and composer based in Philmont, NY. She is a co-founder and faculty member of Resonare, a one-year foundation course in music out of anthroposophy, currently in its sixth year at her Harmonia Center for Vocal and Music Therapy. She is the founder and director of the Camphill Village Ensemble in Copake, NY. Channa provides music therapy for children and adults in Massachusetts as part of Collaborative Therapies of the Pioneer Valley. She is a co-founder and member of the Board of the Lyre Association of North America.
This course will take place in Fall 2013.
Further Details TBA





presents

Aeschylus Unbound

written by Mala Powers and Glen Williamson
performed by Laurie Portocarrero and Glen Williamson 

Aeschylus Unbound is a new play co-authored by Glen Williamson and the late Mala Powers, acclaimed star of film and television, about ancient Greek mystery religion and the life of Aeschylus, the first great playwright and the "father of western drama". This historical play is about mysterious ancient rituals, world-shaking battles, and a warrior poet on trial for his life.

View a brief video excerpt

See a production slideshow

Read a high school's response

Learn more details about the production


"Deeply moving." 

  "Surprisingly intimate." 
   
"Courageous in its depth and incredibly engaging in its humanity."
April 22, 2013 at 7:00 pm
The Hartsbrook School, Piening Hall
193 Bay Rd. Hadley, MA 01035
Suggested donation: $30 - $15
Tickets at the door or online at
AeschylusUnbound.Brownpapertickets.com
The play runs about 2 hrs., with a 10-minute intermission.
Questions? Contact pvmusegroup@gmail.com, (413) 549-0997.
CHANNA A. SEIDENBERG is a music therapist, musician, and composer based in Philmont, NY. She is a co-founder and faculty member of Resonare, a one-year foundation course in music out of anthroposophy, currently in its sixth year at her Harmonia Center for Vocal and Music Therapy. She is the founder and director of the Camphill Village Ensemble in Copake, NY. Channa provides music therapy for children and adults in Massachusetts as part of Collaborative Therapies of the Pioneer Valley. She is a co-founder and member of the Board of the Lyre Association of North America.
What is it about music that evokes such deep emotion in us? How does music so often communicate what we cannot say in words? In this workshop, we will meet each other through music, conversing through tones and musical phrases rather than words. With Channa’s guidance, we will improvise with metal instruments, open-string instruments, and voice. The experience of sounding and listening together is a community-building gesture, allowing us to connect with one another in a different way. This workshop is open to musicians and non-musicians alike. Instruments will be provided.


Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 1:00 - 6:00 pm 
White Barn Studios 
20 Dickinson St., Amherst, MA 01002.
Course Fee: $75 - $60 (sliding scale)

Register online at Awakening.Brownpapertickets.com
or reply to this e-mail to register and mail your check to us at
 Pioneer Valley Muse Group, PO Box 1365, Amherst, MA 01004


Questions? Contact The Pioneer Valley Muse Group at pvmusegroup@gmail.com or phone (413) 549-0997.

Awakening Our Listening

A Workshop in Musical Improvisation
with Channa A. Seidenberg



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LOSING MY RELIGION: CONFESSIONS OF A NEW AGE REFUGEE
written and performed by Seth Lepore. Saturday, October 25th at 7:30 pm in Hadley, MA
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