early life. Bob Warren, a resident of the town of Greenwich, has
composed a musical work celebrating the life of Susan B. Anthony and
her relationship to Greenwich and Washington County. So that’s two reasons to come to this charming – and so close! – town.
Saturday, August 8th at 1:00 at the VFW pavilion on Abeel Ave. (Veteran’s Way) in Greenwich, Bob Warren presents: “Only the Message Mattered – A Song Cycle about the Life of Susan B. Anthony in Washington County”.
Bonus: An ice cream social, sponsored by Stewarts, will follow the program.
The piece is performed by three vocalists accompanied by cello and Mr. Warren on keyboard.
“Bob Warren delivers a poignant musical exploration into the life and spirit of Susan B. Anthony with “Only the Message Mattered.” Mr. Warren takes listeners on a journey that is as significant spiritually as it is socially. With its breathtaking harmonies and hauntingly beautiful melodies, the music is seamlessly interwoven with historical dialogue that leaves audiences of all ages and genders informed and enlightened.” Katie Horn-Scarpulla, Program Director, TriCounty Arts Council, Cobleskill, NY
Following this at 4:00, in cooperation with the Bicentennial events, the Washington County Historical Society will sponsor a talk about the life of Susan B. Anthony in Washington County at the historic Stoops Hotel on Route 29 in Battenville, NY.
Debi Craig, First Vice President of the Washington County Historical Society and local educator will speak about the early life of Susan and her family in the Greenwich area. Included will be a visit to the Battenville cemetery where members of Susan’s immediate family were laid to rest. Assisting Debi will be Patrick Garrett, a local Eagle Scout candidate. Patrick’s Eagle project was to clean up the cemetery, arrange for a parking area to be made and create a sign.
This is Americana in overdrive, folks. History buffs won’t want to miss this!