Mequon WI • 11.3.18 • WSSS Community Sing

Community Sing in Mequon November 3

MEQUON WI - The Wisconsin Singer Songwriter Series welcomes singer and guitarist Craig Siemsen, songstress Julie Thompson and Chicago’s “official troubadour" Mark Dvorak to the Unitarian Church North, 13800 N. Port Washington Road,  for the second annual Community Sing on Saturday, November 3. Doors open at 7:00 pm. The concert begins at 7:30 pm.  

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Siemsen is one of the pillars of Milwaukee's acoustic scene. He has performed throughout the Midwest with his wife, Patty Stevenson, and the two are regular performers at Milwaukee’s legendary Coffee House. Siemsen is an acclaimed songwriter, a powerful interpreter and a skilled instrumentalist (www.craigtunes.com).

Thompson is a versatile vocalist and recording artist who sings jazz, blues, folk and show tunes. She performs regularly with several ensembles in the Milwaukee area, and also works with children (www.julievoice.com). 

Dvorak is a national touring artist who has seventeen albums to his credit. He was part of the founding cast of The Mid-Winter Singing Festival, and leads the Thursday Folk Jam at the Old Town School of Folk Music and the Folk Club @The Grafton sessions in Chicago (www.markdvorak.com).

“The idea is to get people - of all ages - singing together in a social setting,” said Siemsen. “And it seems like it’s an idea whose time has come.” 

“Community singing is popping up all over the place,” said Dvorak, who is artist-in-residence at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago. “We just held the first community sing in Rockford, Illinois, Plymouth, Indiana. and Mt. Morris, Wisconsin. And earlier in the year I participated in the sixteenth annual Mid-Winter Singing Festival in East Lansing MI,” he said. “Craig, Julie and I are thrilled and ready to bring our program back to Mequon."

The songs are chosen beforehand and lyric books are provided to the audience.

"The experience can be transforming," said Siemsen. "We try to choose familiar songs that the audience may already know, but we also like to challenge them with other types of songs that may be unfamiliar.”

General admission is $18 advance, $22 the day of the show. Students with ID $10. Purchase online at BrownPaperTickets. For more information visit http://wsss.org/www.wwws.org.

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