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Singer Jim Scott presents: Calling Back the Sun Christmas, Hannuka, Solistice and Winter Celebrations from Around the World, A Multimedia Songfest
December 8, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Longest Night – Solstice and Midwinter Celebrations Around the World
In this time of the shortest days and long dark nights, the human family has always turned to story and song. Composer, guitarist, singer Jim Scott brings an exciting multimedia and participatory program of music, words and pictures of many faiths and cultures. With Jim’s own music and songs of many ethnicities, we’ll travel the world, sing and rejoice in many ways. From ancient times, welcoming back the sun and the rebirth of spring made for celebrations of the spirit in every society. Including Pagan gods and goddesses, heavenly signs and heralded births from Zoroaster to Jesus, deities from Inti Rami to Yemanja, heroes and saviors both fabled and true from St. Lucia to Saint Nicholas, these songs are sung and the stories retold to help us remember our place in the human chain.
Jim Scott has made it his business to create music celebrating the earth. With a warmth and authenticity he invites all to get involved through lyrical melodies and memorable verses. A life long UU, Jim’s played at over 700 UU Churches and his songs are in our hymnbooks (Gather the Spirit). Jim played with the Paul Winter Consort for years and was co-composer of their Missa Gaia/Earth Mass. His guitar skill and enchanting manner led folk legend Pete Seeger to call him “Some kind of a magician.” He’s gone on to record 9 albums, and his choral music and guitar method are published by Hal Leonard Corp. Jim helped develop the Green Sanctuary program and created the Earth and Spirit Songbook 110 songs of Earth by many contemporary composers. A tireless activist, Jim often lends his talents to benefit concerts for progressive causes.