UPDATED 09/03/2021

Singing traditional ballads workshop classes with Aubrey Atwater begin in October and will be offered every few months.

NOTE: Registration for all classes at Blackstone River Theatre will require valid proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Masks will also be required to be worn in the class setting. By attending a Blackstone River Theatre class, you are voluntarily assuming all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Please email with questions or concerns and to provide proof of vaccination. Class will be held in large main hall room which will have air purifier running.

Singing Appalachian and Celtic ballads with Aubrey Atwater (for all levels, all voices)

A Singing Traditional Ballads class with instructor Aubrey Atwater will be held Monday, October 25, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This class is designed for all levels of adults and teens. Minimum of 8 students needed to hold class. Fee for the two-hour class is $25. Prepayment necessary! 

Part presentation, part sing-along, Aubrey Atwater will share Appalachian, Celtic and American ballads collected from a variety of sources. The class will discuss song origins, cultural history, and personal impressions of these beautiful song-stories that often portray betrayal, the challenges of true love, the crossing of societal boundaries, and occasional good endings! Participants are invited to sing along, discuss, and share ballads they know. Come sit "knee to knee" with Aubrey for a singing, historical, and cultural adventure!

So we can be assured of meeting the minimum needed to hold any of our class offerings, BRT NEEDS PRE-PAYMENT AT LEAST 3 DAYS BEFORE THE START OF ANY CLASS (and hopefully sooner!) or we'll need to cancel at that time.
If you are interested in this singing class, please:
1. E-mail to pre-register and then,
2. Put a check payable to Blackstone River Theatre in the mail ASAP to: Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad Street, Cumberland, Rhode Island 02864