Bronzissimo! rings in holiday spirit

Reviewed by David L. Schriber

Full pews last Saturday (Dec. 18) at Memorial Park Baptist/St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Vestal welcomed the Bronzissimo! select handbell choir for its winter concert. From an energetic opening of “Adeste Fidelis” to the choir’s traditional spirited “Hyfrydol” encore honoring the memory of founding member and former conductor Doris Eggleston, the ensemble offered a variety of sacred, secular and classical holiday songs, including a Hanukkah medley. Read the rest of this entry »

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Harpist Ted Davenport plays holiday favorites

We first heard harpist Ted Davenport a couple of years ago. Entering La Vita e Bella restaurant in Vestal for Mother’s Day dinner, we were greeted by Davenport’s music in the lobby. The gentle tones carried throughout the dining room, adding a lovely ambiance.

This past Thursday Dec 10, we visited the Broome West Senior Center in Endwell to hear Davenport play a program of holiday music. For nearly 45 minutes, he offered smoothly flowing holiday songs, carols, and medleys. At times, center visitors lightly sang the words along.

Endwell was just one of four stops Davenport was making that day, with 40 gigs scheduled between Dec 10 and Dec 24. To learn more about the harpist and his harp, click here. Read the rest of this entry »

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