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The Collecting Consort
Concert
Earth's Blessings
Friday June 3rd, 7:30 PM
Red Sky Stage
445 E. Mitchell St.
Petoskey, MI
 
marty@redskystage.com
$12.50 / person Ticket info: 231-487-0000

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We will be returning to downtown Petoskey’s Red Sky Stage on June 3rd, 7:30 PM.  Anne will share her Celtic harp, piano, keyboard and vocals.  Gary’s instruments will include Irish flutes and whistles, hammered dulcimer and a variety of woodwinds.

Our concert will be entitled “Earth’s Blessings” and include such favorites as “Summertime”, “Sunrise, Sunset”, “Simple Gifts”, and “On Eagle’s Wings”.  We will also be sharing some dramatic readings accompanied by our  music.  Longfellow’s “Hiawatha”  Frost’s “Stopping by the Woods”, and Rumi’s “The Guest House” will add to the meaning and depth of your concert experience..

We have been exploring life for over seven decades.  During that time, we have experienced a deep relationship between our Mother Earth and music.   Presently residing in the Pigeon River Forest and the Song of the Morning Yoga Retreat, wey find this environment to be an important component in our continuing development of the relationship with our planet.  We will be sharing these connections to our earth within the introductions to our selections.    

Tickets and additional information about the concert are available by contacting the Red Sky Stage, 445 E. Mitchell St., Petoskey MI 49770.  www.redskystage.com. 231-487-0000.  Tickets purchased in advance are $10 per person and $12.50 at the door.

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Gettysburg Address 5/28/05
 
This email card begins with an original authentic field drum solo by Tim Lykins. Gary reads this moving document with Anne playing the Theme from  
 
The New World Symphony by Dvorak.  The conclusion featuring cornetists Andy Raush and Marcus Roy with Taps. 

The 23rd Psalm
King James Version
Standard Revised Version

Read by Rev. Jerry Jones with Celtic harp and keyboard by Anne Wakenhut with photos of Ireland's landscape. 

As I Look Back 5/5/05
A special "thank you" to mothers from those of us who no longer rely on them to remind us to brush our teeth, pick up our clothes, or to take our lunch.  Let us not forget that they still worry about us. 
Read by Gary and enclosed with Anne's Celtic harp

Before I was a Mom 5/2/05
A wonderful tribute for all mothers, beginners or seasoned women, who carry this most important responsibility for our future generations. 
Read by Anne and Gary with Celtic harp and dulcimer embellishment


Irish Music Email Greetings:
Sung by Will Nichols with the Collecting Consort
   Danny Boy

    St. Columba's Prayer

Irish Story Email Greetings:
  The Story of St. Patrick's Life

Irish Blessing Email Greetings:
   May the Road Rise Up to Meet  You. 
   The Blessing of Light


Salute to Steven Foster
Read about the life and music of  Steven Foster, one of America's first song writers.  Listen to our recording of Foster's Gentle Annie, featuring soprano, Julie Momber

My Friend,  2-14-05 This poem by 12th century Sufi mystic, Rumi, will touch that special person in your life with depth and meaning.  Read by Gary, Anne accompanies with her Celtic harp and keyboard.

Uncle Hap's Magic Bean Seeds 6/15/05
Gary recalls a significant preschool "giving" experience with his mentor, Uncle Hap.
Anne adds to the emotional depth with her Celtic harp and keyboard. 

I Promise  2-14-05 Sharon McElroy's special poem for extending your commitment to others.  In this world of fast living where moving on is the rule of order, there can be value in the nurturing of existing relationships.  I Promise assists this process. 
Read by Anne, Gary provides the musical backing with hammered dulcimer and keyboard.

 The "For Giving" Tree:  1-1-05 While meditating upon the concepts of resolving old difficulties in relationships and starting anew, Gary was inspired by and conceived this inspirational story.  Anne wraps it as an appropriate gift for your friends with her Celtic harp and keyboard. 

The following email greeting cards do not have audio files at present.

Spring
Gary describes waking early one morning to discover the arrival of spring.  Celtic harp and keyboard via Anne, give this creative piece a special touch of spring.

The Story of Johnny Appleseed
 
Written and read by Gary and touched by Anne's Celtic harp and keyboard

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Our website is out of date.  A new one is in process.  Only this page is up to date.
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New Videos

Jan. 3, 2016 Live Stream Concert Video

Sept. 11, 2015 Live Stream Concert Video 

Anne shares her work as a Music Practitioner

Nature Videos with Our Music
(A new direction for us)


Our Volunteer Mission

Your purchase of our instrumental music recordings underwrites our volunteer work as music practitioners

We provide live music for healing and transition to hospice and nursing home patients, students with severe disabilities and prison inmates. 

 

Descriptions & audition files of all  our  recordings can be found at:  Collecting Consort Recordings

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Your purchase of Collecting Consort recordings helps to support our work with hospice patients as music practitioners

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The Spirit Within St. Pat's Day Special   3/18/05
Produced for Nat. Pub. Radio in 1998.  Stories and music featuring many of our musician friends.

  A Healing Prayer 1/17/05  Gently healing music, sincere pictures, special stories and meaningful words for the victims of the tsunami

 

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