Down Came an Angel

December 1, 2024 4:30 pm

The Meetinghouse
Tickets: $25
Free parking is available at First Parish’s Meetinghouse, 327 Concord Road, Sudbury, or across the street, behind Sudbury Town Hall.

Sudbury Meetinghouse Concerts is pleased to present Down Came an Angel—a solo concert by renowned pianist Jacqueline Schwab.

The Sudbury Meetinghouse Concert Series

Down Came an Angel—Reflections on Vintage American Holiday Music presents a “Christmas pianissimo” wreath of holiday music from Jacqueline’s quiet Down Came an Angel solo recording—reflective Appalachian folk carols, soul-filled holiday spirituals, and 19th-century holiday songs that remain standards, along with Chanukah songs, other vintage American music and perhaps a singalong.

From the soundtracks of Ken Burns’ documentaries to the White House to the PBS American Roots special with The American Pops Orchestra, pianist Jacqueline Schwab is known for evoking the American musical past, but in a fresh, personal way. She has performed vintage American music on the solo concert stage in almost every state of the union. She is well known in the traditional dance world for her groundbreaking playing with the Bare Necessities ensemble. In concert, her uptempo tunes have a lilting flow from her decades of improvisational playing for many genres of dancing. Her reflective solo pieces resonate with heart and breath.