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  • Sat
    14
    Dec
    2019

    Rock My Soul Rockin' Holiday Concert

    7 pm

    Kittery Dance Hall
    7 Walker St
    Kittery ME

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    Join the Rock My Soul choir and band (complete with horns!) for a spirit-soaring evening of "gospelized" Christmas carols and R&B- and doo-wop flavored arrangements of popular holiday favorites. Numbers range from high-energy, emotionally charged arrangements of familiar songs such as "Go Tell It on the Mountain," "Joy to the World," and "O Holy Night" to the less familiar but no less inspiring "'Zat You, Santa Claus" (originally done by Louis Armstrong) and a rendition of  "I Pray on Christmas" inspired by The Blind Boys of Alabama and Solomon Burke In contrast, introspective carols such as a Temptations arrangement of  "Silent Night" and "In the Bleak Midwinter" will also be performed.

    Rock My Soul, a secular choir and band from the Seacoast region, has gained great critical acclaim and is known throughout New England for its rich harmonies and lively, roots-based sound. With its unique brand of "old-school," raise-the-rafters music, the group has garnered an ever-growing following and performed to packed houses throughout New England. The group has also appeared multiple times on 207 and NH Chronicle, and one of its songs is featured in a PBS documentary entitled Freedom Songs: Music of the Civil Rights Movement

    7:00pm

    $16/advance   $20/door

  • Sun
    15
    Dec
    2019

    Rock My Soul Rockin' Holiday Concert

    5 pm

    St. John's
    28 Cataract Ave
    Dover NH

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    Join the Rock My Soul choir and band (complete with horns!) for a spirit-soaring evening of "gospelized" Christmas carols and R&B- and doo-wop flavored arrangements of popular holiday favorites. Numbers range from high-energy, emotionally charged
    arrangements of familiar songs such as "White Christmas," "Joy to the World," and "O Holy Night" to the less familiar but no less inspiring "'Early One Christmas Morn" and "All The Gifts I Need." In contrast, introspective carols such as a Temptations arrangement of "Silent Night" and Blind Boys' inspired "In the Bleak Midwinter" will also be performed, along with tongue-in-cheek favorites such as "Santa Baby." A magical and uplifting night for all!

    Show starts at 5 pm. Doors to fellowship hall (where refreshments are sold) open at 4 pm. Doors to concert open at 4:30 pm.

  • Sun
    22
    Dec
    2019

    Rock My Soul Rockin' Holiday Concert

    4 pm

    One Longfellow Square
    Portland ME

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    Back by popular demand, Rock My Soul performs its 10th annual Rockin’ Holiday Concert at OLS. The group puts its own blues, soul, R&B, doo wop, and gospel stamp on holiday classics and contemporary favorites, weaving in rich harmony and lively musical arrangements that get audiences singing, stomping, and clapping along to the back beat. Many audience members now make this show a part of their family holiday tradition.

    High-energy versions of songs will range from the Aretha Franklin-inspired “Joy to the World,” to Sharon Jones and the Dapp Kings’ “White Christmas,” to JD McPherson’s “Twinkle Little Christmas Lights.” Along the way, Rock My Soul presents original arrangements of lesser-known gems such as “Rise Up Shepherd and Follow.”

    In contrast to the high-energy sound are introspective carols such as a Temptations-inspired arrangement of “Silent Night” and John Lennon’s “Happy Christmas (War Is Over).” Other audience favorites such as “O Holy Night” and a raise-the-rafters version of Brian Setzer’s “Boogie Woogie Santa Claus” will be included.

    Based in Southern Maine, Rock My Soul draws upon the diverse traditions of Americana, roots, and gospel music, and is known for packing houses throughout New England. The group has been featured on NH Chronicle, 207, and Maine Public Radio, and one of its songs has also been featured in a PBS documentary entitledFreedom Songs: Music of the Civil Rights Movement. Backed by a band of top-flight musicians, the choir sings with a joy and intensity that will fill your heart. Definitely a show not to be missed!