Collective opens St. Paul’s summer

Jun 07, 2018
The Crownsville Collective features, from left, Webb Wiggins, Carolyn Surrick and Robert Green.

Waldoboro — St. Paul’s Union Chapel, 1055 Dutch Neck Road, will host the Crownsville Collective for the first concert of its summer season Sunday, June 17, at 3 p.m. Recommended donation is $10 at the door.

The ensemble features three instruments rarely heard in Maine — French hurdy-gurdy, viola da gamba and harpsichord. The musicians, who have have toured in the United States and Europe, are masters of their instruments. Robert Green is an expert in French hurdy-gurdy music from the 17th and 18th centuries. Carolyn Surrick is an eminent viola da gamba player, equally at home in Celtic styles and early music. And Webb Wiggins is a peerless harpsichordist. Together, they are the Crownsville Collective and they make this ancient music come alive.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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