J. L. BELL is a Massachusetts writer who specializes in (among other things) the start of the American Revolution in and around Boston. He is particularly interested in the experiences of children in 1765-75. He has published scholarly papers and popular articles for both children and adults. He was consultant for an episode of History Detectives, and contributed to a display at Minute Man National Historic Park.

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Essex Harmony Concert at Old South, 11 April

There are so many Revolutionary events occurring in greater Boston this month that you’d think we have major historical anniversaries and the return of good weather occurring at the same time! I’ll run several announcements this weekend.

On Sunday, 11 April, at 5:00 P.M., the a capella choral ensemble Essex Harmony will perform a concert in Old South Meeting-House. The group presents American “singing school” music of the late 1700s and early 1800s, of the sort composed by Boston’s own William Billings. Some of the pieces on the bill were even written for Old South’s congregation.

Tickets are $12, or $8 for members of Old South Meeting House. They’ll be available at the door starting ten minutes before the concert.

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