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“Soweto Gospel Choir” At The “Capitol Center For The Arts”, Concord, NH — November 25, 2018.

by Anura Guruge


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Soweto Gospel Choir Anura Guruge Capitol Center for the Arts Concord New Hampshire






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This was truly a High Dynamic Range (HDR)
performance — musically & visually.

Non-stop celebration of HOPE & JOY.

What a delight.

And it was FREE!

Thank YOU (again) to the amazing “William H. Gile” Trust
that put on these FREE concerts in Concord, NH.
The “Summer of Love Concert” in June 2018
was brilliant — this was equally good.

THANK YOU!


This time I knew it was going to be good. I am a BIG “Ladysmith Black Mambazo” fan (and I have seen them live at least twice) and I kind of knew, intuitively, that this Choir would be in that mould. They were and they did NOT disappoint.

The ‘jubilation‘ mentioned on their Website (above) is a real good description. I also saw, in the concert program, that the U.K. ‘The Scotsman’ had called their performance: ‘riot of exuberance‘. Yes, that is a great description too.

High energy & ultra dynamic. Hence, why HDR — High Dynamic Range — came to my mind as I watched them, entranced and enthralled.

This concert was a part of their tribute to the GREAT MAN, Nelson Mandela’s 100th anniversary year.

As such right through the concert they set out to pay tribute to:

And in each instance they succeeded brilliantly.

An inspired, celebratory performance that was uplifting & motivational but at the same time a reminder of where we have all been (in terms of oppression) and where we might still head! It made you think. It made you realize that people will prevail. We need great leaders like Nelson Mandela.

Their CDs are available at Amazon. They will make great Christmas presents.


All pictures with my Google Pixel 2.


Thank YOU, “William H. Gile” Trust.

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“Summer Of Love Concert” At The “Capitol Center For The Arts”, Concord, NH — June 13, 2018.

by Anura Guruge


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It was a BLAST. It was BRILLIANT.

It was FREE.

Thank YOU (again) to the amazing “William H. Gile” Trust
that put on these FREE concerts in Concord, NH.


This was an unexpected bonus. I had NOT heard of this concert until quite recently when I got a flyer, in the mail, from the “Capitol Center For The Arts” (since I am a patron). I thought it would be too late to get tickets, but I managed to get 4 though they were not the great seats I have managed to get to “William H. Gile” concerts in the past. I had never heard of this ‘concert’, so was not sure what to expect.

So, so GLAD we went. It exceeded all expectations. Kind of a hybrid ‘tribute band‘ cum ‘legends in concert‘ mix that just covered songs from 3-years, viz. 1967 to 1969 — the “Woodstock Generation“. They really went to town. Talk about over the top energy. Very, very well done. This was my music.

I would readily go and see them again; even pay to see them. But, noticed on their Website that they don’t have that many gigs. They could be expensive to hire. A LARGE cast. Typically 15 – 16 performers on the stage. I heard the cast was close to 20.

It was a good night. The theater was fairly well packed. Some empty seats. That surprised I. Folks missed a great event.

Thank YOU, “William H. Gile” Trust. Much appreciated.


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Flowers Of Concord, New Hampshire — June 13, 2018.

by Anura Guruge


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We were in Concord, NH, the evening of Wednesday, June 13, 2018 to attend the “Summer of Love” concert at the “Capitol Center for the Arts“. Teischan, as is her regular wont, wanted to eat at Friendly’s rather than anywhere else (mainly because she likes the ice cream). So, we went to the Friendly’s at South Main Street. All these pictures were taken around Friendly’s — within the block! I did not venture far.

P.S., The concert was fantastic. I will post more pictures of that tomorrow.


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The Brilliant ‘Gordon Lightfoot’ (79) Will Be In Concord (NH) On Friday, June 22, 2018.

by Anura Guruge


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A special honor: Gordon Lightfoot, I and Devanee (2014)


Autographed ‘Gordon Lightfoot‘ LP from 1974.


His 50th year performing — and he will be 80-years old this November 17th!

Yikes!

I am torn. I have seen him twice and as you can see above, met him ONCE. That was in Wolfeboro, NH, in 2014. I was a volunteer stagehand for the concert. He thanked me and then posed with us for a picture.

That was 6-years ago. He was frail then, but still quite the performer.

Not sure I want to see him … now.

I want to remember him from 2014.

But, I might change my mind.

He will, as you can see, be at the ‘Capitol Center for the Arts‘.


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“Cinderella” By “State Ballet Theatre Of Russia”, FREE, At The N.H. “Capitol Center For The Arts”, Concord.

by Anura Guruge


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>> >> Click here to access CCANH.com
to get FREE tickets << <<


Another exciting and hopefully very good FREE event thanks to the ‘William H. Gile‘ endowment concert series.

We have been to a few of these over the years and they have been extremely rewarding and fun: viz. “Red Hot Chilli Pipers“, “Ballroom with a Twist“, & “Swan Lake“. The later was by the same Russian troupe. For ‘Free’ you can’t really go wrong.

The “Capitol Center” online reservation system is not great, particularly if it has to deal with any kind of load, so be patient and keep on trying.

The rumor that Trump, with his fondness for all things Russian, will attend has yet to be confirmed.


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