Elizabeth Rogers to Perform at Weston’s Old Parish Church
Popular folk singer Elizabeth Rogers will perform in concert at Weston’s Old Parish Church on Sunday, December 13, at 4 p.m. Rogers, whose voice is often compared to that of Joan Baez, started out singing opera as a child, later branching out into jazz, a cappella and folk music. In her twenties she moved to Europe where she sang for a jazz band and the Olomouc Opera company. After a stint in Boston performing with various groups, she moved to Scotland where she lived in a spiritual community for a time. There she began composing and performing as a solo folk artist, eventually producing two albums to critical acclaim. Her experiences in Scotland have strongly influenced her writing, as her songs tend to contain themes of transformation and the search for home. After touring internationally and in the US for several years, Rogers now lives in Bellows Falls while she is pursuing doctoral studies in psychology and planning an upcoming tour to Scotland with the Grammy-award winning cellist and frequent collaborator, Eugene Friesen. Samples of her music can be found on her website, at elizabethrogers.com. This concert is the latest presentation in the ‘Hearts and Voices’ Performance Series, established in 2009 in memory of Fritz Zeller, a longtime educator, community leader and a pillar of Old Parish Church. Concertgoers are asked for a donation of $10 to benefit three neighborhood food
pantries. Old Parish Church is located on Route 100, on the left as you enter Weston rom the South. Visit oldparishchurch.org or call Bob Brandt at 802-824-5486 for information.