VSP Presents: Robinson & Rohe
Saturday December 8th at 7:30 pm
Tickets $15 advance / $20 day of show
We are so excited to announce our second collaboration with Valley Stage productions, who are bringing the inimitable Robinson & Rohe to the classroom on December 8th! This duo has been touring their “Longest Winter” for the past 10 years, and we are thrilled to able to help host it here on the farm.
About the Concert:
The Christmas story is a cultural inheritance that belongs to whoever claims it. If it is the Church, then the Church will tell the story. If it is the Corporate Advertisers, the Corporate Advertisers will sell the story. But if it is the Artists, the Bards, the Rabblerousers, then it is they who will create the story anew.
A crowd of friends and neighbors has gathered on one of the longest nights of the year. All is warm and cozy inside, while the cold winter wind blows just outside the door. The clatter of wine glasses and mugs filled to the brim with hot cider gives way to silence. And from that radiant silence emerges a song…
Robinson & Rohe got its start singing the ancient Christmas carols we love. We sing these carols every year to wrest this influential story from the grasp of the despots and the department stores. We assert that Christmas is a celebration of love, a welcoming of the light. It is about the beauty of one child only as much as it is about the beauty of all beings. Christmas is a rejection of the greed that caused an innkeeper to turn a pregnant woman out into the night, the hatred that caused a jealous king to order mass infanticide. Christmas is an embrace of the green, wild world we share. It is an opportunity to sing together, to break bread together. The inheritance of stories and songs is ours to reshape and pass on, just as those before us did. This is the story we tell.
For more information contact Don Sheldon at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 802-434-4563