Our 2021 Wassail Weekend Event
Saturday, December 11
In the Hayloft at ArtisTree
Music Director: Bob Merrill
Featured Vocalists: Grace Crummer
Our Cabaret Band:
Bob Merrill – Piano and Vocals
Jakob Breitbach – Violin
Ted Mortimer – Guitars
Katie Runde – Woodwinds
Mark van Gulden – Drums
Kathleen Dolan – Flute
Tickets $25 – Includes dessert table – Cash bar
Ticket sales are limited to 60 guests this year to avoid crowding. Proof of vaccination or a recent negative PCR test will be required at the door, and masks are required in the audience.
More info: contact us.
Pianist Bob Merrill directs this holiday celebration featuring vocalist Grace Crummer. Our musical sound is brought full by Andy Pitt on guitars, Katie Runde on Woodwinds, Jakob Breitbach on violin and ArtisTree directors Kathleen Dolan on flute and Mark van Gulden on drums. This is truly an evening spent with old friends playing favorite seasonal music which warms the heart.
Our Cabaret Performers
Bob Merrill (Music Director, piano) has been playing piano for over 60 years, performing for over 50, and playing professionally for over 40 years. He is comfortable in jazz, rock, and country genres, has performed in many theater productions, and leads Tango Norte, a popular local tango orchestra. He also creates original piano scores for silent films. A Pomfret resident for over 30 years, he now makes his home in Wilder.
Grace Crummer (vocalist) is from Worcestershire, England. She is an up & coming vocalist in the Upper Valley area and participates in the Interplay Jazz Jams every month. You’ll enjoy hearing her interpretation of standards and bossas and tunes made famous by Pink Martini. She lives in New London NH with her husband Brandon.
Mark van Gulden (drums) is a freelance percussionist, piano player and ukulele player living in Barnard. Mark has been actively playing professionally in and around Vermont and elsewhere, on occasion, for the past 45 years, and is the music director at ArtisTree Community Arts Center.
Kathleen Dolan (flute) is the founder and chief visionary of ArtisTree Community Arts Center. She has worked with children for over 20 years as a care provider, art therapist intern and in association with visual arts and music. She often plays flute in collaboration with her partner and ArtisTree musical director, Mark van Gulden.
Some images from our previous years of Holiday Cabaret: in ArtisTree’s Hayloft (2015, 2016) and at the Grange Theatre (2017).