UPDATED 03/19/2022

Singing traditional ballads classes with Aubrey Atwater begin in April and will be offered several times a year.

NOTE: Beginning April 1, Blackstone River Theatre plans to change our classes covid policy and no longer require masks or proof of vaccination status. If you wish to still wear a mask that is of course totally fine ... and we WILL ASK you to wear a mask if you are NOT vaccinated. By attending a Blackstone River Theatre class, you are voluntarily assuming all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Blackstone River Theatre will continue to monitor our COVID policy with hopes a return will not be needed.

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

Two Singing Traditional Ballads workshops with instructor Aubrey Atwater will be held on Monday, April 18, AND Monday, May 30, 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 each workshop. Fee for each two-hour workshop is $25.00 or $50.00 for both. 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