On Saturday, September 16, at 3 p.m. the Glen Conservancy will present the 77th New York Regimental Balladeers in a performance at Conservancy Hall titled “Patriots All: America’s Songbook, 1776-1976.” Conservancy Hall is located at 1538 Rte. 161 in the Montgomery County hamlet of Glen, four miles south of Fultonville.
The Balladeers is an ensemble based in Windham, Greene County. It is well known for its performances of Civil War era music. “Patriots All” expands the scope of songs and tunes beyond the mid-19th century to include 18th and 20th century ballads and tunes. Performers’ instruments include guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, bass, cello, pennywhistle, and occasionally a reed organ. The Balladeers’ primary vocalist is mezzo-soprano Gisella Montanez-Case, with other band members appearing as featured vocalists on several numbers.
“Patriots All” will provide an opportunity to highlight a reproduction “Old Glory” American flag recently presented to the Glen Conservancy by the Balladeers. The twenty-four star flag was the national flag from July 1822 to July 1836. Conservancy Hall is a former church “meeting house” completed in 1831.
Learn more about the 77th New York Regimental Balladeers at: https://www.facebook.com/77thNyRegimentalBalladeers/ and the Glen Conservancy at: https://www.facebook.com/GlenConservancy/.
“Patriots All” is made possible through a Saratoga Arts Community Arts Grant funded by the NYS Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature. A suggested donation of $10 will help support the mission of the Glen Conservancy.