Series Brings Back Free, In-Person Events to GBH Boston Public Library Studio

Boston (December 3, 2021) - Today, GBH presents Holiday Music and Musings, a celebration of local talent during the month of December, bringing back free, in-person events to GBH’s Boston Public Library Studio. The series kicks off with a holiday performance by Jamaica Plain’s Sheffield Chamber Players and concludes with a Christmas country music set performed by local country star Ayla Brown on Thursday, December 16.

“We are thrilled to be in our GBH Studio at the Boston Public Library to showcase local talent and come together as a community to celebrate the holiday season,” said Linda Polach, Director of the GBH Studio at the Boston Public Library. “After a long year of many uncertainties due to COVID, it is our hope that audience members from throughout the region can find a bit of comfort and joy in safely reengaging with their neighbors at these free and festive events.”

The wide-ranging series features a preview of Brian O’Donovan’s Christmas Celtic Sojourn, a conversation with local author and psychologist Dr. Frank Anderson about getting along with friends and families during the holidays, and performances by the Boston Latin Academy Choir as well as the Sheffield Chamber Players and Ayla Brown.

A full schedule of the Holiday Music and Musings events follows and additional GBH events can be found here. Note that attendees will be required to wear a mask in the Newsfeed Café at all events unless eating or drinking. Capacity in the Newsfeed Café will be limited to 60 people. Seats are available on a first come, first served basis.

Friday, December 3, Noon
Sheffield Chamber Players
The series kicks off with Jamaica Plain’s Sheffield Chamber Playersas they serenade attendees with holiday tunes.

Wednesday, December 8, Noon
Christmas Celtic Sojourn Preview
GBH’s Brian O’Donovan hosts a preview of A Christmas Celtic Sojournwith musicians Calum Bell on Fiddle and Flute, Eamon Sefton on Guitar, and Elias Cardoso on Fiddle. Brian will talk about Christmas traditions growing up in West Cork in Ireland and about his upcoming in-person and virtual presentation of A Christmas Celtic Sojourn in December.

Thursday, December 9, Noon
Surviving the Holidays With Family
Author and Harvard trained psychiatrist and psychotherapist Dr. Frank Anderson sits down with GBH contributor Sue O’Connell to chat about “Surviving the Holidays With Family”.

Tuesday, December 14, Noon
Boston Latin Academy Choir
The Boston Latin Academy Choir performs in the Newsfeed Cafe.

Thursday, December 16, Noon
Country Christmas Music
Local country music star Ayla Brown performs some of her favorite holiday tunes.

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