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Winter Songs & Stories @ Blackfriars

February 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST

$10 – $25

The perfect gift for that special someone: tickets for this February’s coziest concerts! Early Music Access Project invites area residents to bring their Valentine to Winter Songs & Stories, performed in two of this area’s most iconic spaces.

When English and Scottish settlers came to the Colonies, they brought music, stories, and songs to bring light and laughter to long, cold winter nights. These tales and tunes took on lives of their own around the campfires and hearths of the New World. Jigs and reels migrated from bagpipes to banjos, and beloved characters like Jack were joined by newcomers like Mutsmag in the Appalachian hills.

Shakespeare’s plays also made their way across the Atlantic, beloved by Washington, Jefferson, and many others. The music and drama of these monumental works finds a perfect home in this concert’s opening night venue, an American reproduction of Shakespeare’s Blackfriars Playhouse.

Join EMAP artists Brian Kay (guitar, vocals), David McCormick (baroque violin), Peter Walker (bagpipe, vocals), and Sarah Walker (storyteller) for Winter Songs & Stories, an intimate evening of music from the British Isles and America.

There are two opportunities to hear Early Music Access Project perform Winter Songs & Stories. The first performance, on Monday, February 13 at 7:30pm, takes place at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton. Just 45 minutes from Charlottesville, this intimate, iconic venue will transport the audience back to Shakespearean times. Pair this concert with any of downtown Staunton’s elegant dining options for the perfect date night!

The second performance, on Valentine’s Day (February 14 at 7:30pm), takes place in the Stone Chapel at Church of our Saviour in Charlottesville. This historic 1906 chapel only seats 60, so patrons are encouraged to buy tickets online. This venue boasts excellent acoustics – the audience will literally be surrounded by the sounds of early America.

All seating is general admission; doors open at 7pm. Tickets are available online and at the door, and are $25, with $10 tickets available for students and those with economic need.


February 13
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
$10 – $25
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Early Music Access Project
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David McCormick
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Blackfriars Playhouse
10 S. Market St.
Staunton, VA 24401 United States
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