Darkover® Grand Council Meeting

November 23-25, 2012

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* We've got links to the music for the Hallelujah Chorus, and also video of us singing!








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Hallelujah Chorus and Other Special Musical Get Togethers

Saturday night at midnight, after the Clam Chowder concert, we will assemble in the atrium and sing the Hallelujah Chorus. Shortly after it is finished there will be carol singing.

Bardic Circle: Come help us revive an old Darkovercon tradition, and share songs, stories, and poems with your fellow congoers. Everything is welcome, from folk to filk, SCA to show tunes, rock to opera. This will take place in the main programming room Friday and Saturday night after regular programming.

Music Schedule
Dulaney Valley Ballroom 1

Friday

7:00 PM - Sacred Harp Sing. Shape Note Hymn sing-along.

8:00 PM - Maugorn. Eclectic Singer/Songwriter.

Main Programming

9:00 PM - Jonah Knight. Supernatural Steampunk.

10:00 PM - Cliff, John, and Friends. Instrumental Jam.

Saturday

11:00 AM - Bob and Sue Esty. Harps and song.

12:00 NOON - Sarah Pinsker

1:00 PM (GoH speech and Polka Dotz set up)

2:00 PM - Polka Dotz. Polka music and dance.

3:00 PM - Denis Hertzog. Violin and Fiddle Workshop.
Bring an instrument or just show up to learn something about violins, fiddles, and the joy of music.

4:00 PM - Glyn Collinson. British Singer/Songwriter.

5:00 PM - Jonah Knight. Creepy Christmas Music.

6:00 PM (Dinner break and Maugorn and Myfanwy set up)

7:00 PM - Myfanwy with Maugorn. Eclectic Singer/Songwriters.
With the expert assistance of Maugorn, Mouse presents her own Guilty Pleasures, the songs she has always wanted to sing, but has never performed before.

8:00 PM - Maugorn. Eclectic Singer/Songwriter.

Main Programming

9:00 PM - Clam Chowder. The Group, not the Soup.

Lobby

12:00 MIDNIGHT - Halleluja Chorus. Sing-along Händel.

Sunday

11:00 AM - Ellen James. Harp and song.

1:00 PM - Jonah Knight. Paranormal Modern Folk.



Our musicians include:

Clam Chowder (the group not the soup) is a small musical group in Maryland, USA, which plays an eclectic collection of British and American folk songs, sea shanties, unusual songs from all sources, original material, and anything else that has opportunities for close harmony. Their exploits at Darkovercon have been featured in an article in the Washington Post.

Ellen James: Lurking behind a large lever harp, Ellen performs mainly Celtic and American folk and folkoid music, including instrumental originals and the occasional egregious filk. She sometimes lures other musicians onstage to join her.

Glyn Collinson: Traditional British Music.

Jonah Knight will be performing three times during the convention, including a supernatural steampunk concert in Main Programming Friday night.

Maugorn The Stray, aka Steve Haug plays selections from a repertoire that spans the centuries thru many lifetimes & genres, accompanying himself on a kaleidoscopic arsenal of instruments. Songs of love & lust, wondrous tales from the past, present & future, some that end badly, and some where no one had to die at all. But wait, there's more....

With the expert assistance of Maugorn, Mouse presents her own Guilty Pleasures, the songs she has always wanted to sing, but has never performed before.

Sarah Pinsker is a Baltimore-based singer, songwriter and author. She has three albums on various indie labels and a fourth forthcoming.

At the Clam Chowder concert on Saturday night there will be the annual B.O.G.S. (a thoroughly naughty song) fundraiser for charity.


Besides our music programming there will be a bardic circle both evenings, and a carol sing Saturday evening after the chorus.


For the lyrics and music for the Hallelujah Chorus, please check out these finely crafted links: Here and Here.

Or, if you'd like to see us on youtube, you can click play!



Guest of Honour

    Nalo Hopkinson

  • Nalo Hopkinson
  • Artist
    Guest of Honour

    Samantha Haney Press

  • Samantha Haney Press
  • Musical
    Guests of Honour

    Clam Chowder

  • Clam Chowder
  • and
    Special Guest

    Katherine Kurtz

  • Katherine Kurtz