Community music moves online or gets rescheduled

Evensong continues on Crowdcast, Rainshadow shuts its doors for April

Posted 4/1/20

While some community musical events have had to be canceled due to the coronavirus, others are finding ways to forge on via the internet.

The Rev. Simon de Voil’s “Evensong,” a …

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Community music moves online or gets rescheduled

Evensong continues on Crowdcast, Rainshadow shuts its doors for April

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While some community musical events have had to be canceled due to the coronavirus, others are finding ways to forge on via the internet.

The Rev. Simon de Voil’s “Evensong,” a “contemplative Celtic Christian service” that has been a local Sunday night tradition, will be livestreamed via Crowdcast at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 5.

Prospective attendees can register now by visiting crowdcast.io/e/evensong online.

De Voil’s web page at simondevoil.com features links to a number of upcoming events set to be carried by Crowdcast, including chants and prayers for healing at 11 a.m. on Wednesaday, April 1, which de Voil noted on his site is especially relevant during our current pandemic.

“During this time of uncertainty and confusion, I invite you to join me in sending out healing prayers to our beloved world,” de Voil wrote on his site. “It is my hope to share chants and prayers for healing every Wednesday during this time of the coronavirus and its knock-on effects.”

De Voil also has a do-it-yourself Easter fire slated for livestreaming at 6:25 p.m. on Sunday, April 12.

The Rainshadow Recording Studio has joined Portland-based blues musician Terry Robb’s other tour venues in having its in-person concert date canceled.

As The Leader reported in its March 25 issue, Robb had been scheduled to perform at Rainshadow Recording on April 24, but Rainshadow owner and engineer Everett Moran informed The Leader that it was likely that all of the venue’s April shows would be canceled.

“Steve James had been slated for April 3, but he’s rescheduled for September, and Judith-Kate Friedman had already canceled for April 4,” Moran said. “I hadn’t spoken to Nathaniel Talbot yet, who was set to come out here April 11, but he’s on Whidbey Island, and between the governor’s order and state parks being shut down right now, I just don’t see how we can do that.”

Moran expressed tentative optimism that he might be able to resume Rainshadow’s concert schedule in May, but he’s learned not to make concrete plans too far ahead.

Check Rainshadow’s Facebook page at “RainshadowRecording” for further updates.

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