Trinity Episcopal Church will host international guitarist and composer Peter Griggs this Sunday at 7 p.m. for a holiday concert. “Music For An Old English Christmas” is a selection of traditional English music associated with the Christmas season including wassailing songs, Morris dances and ballads such as the New Year’s version of “Greensleeves.”
“Wassailing songs were originally sung during the Christmas season to ensure the fertility of fields and orchards, while Morris (originally “Moorish’) dances were performed in rural England as part of traditional Twelfth Night celebrations. Mr. Griggs accompanies himself on guitar and also performs several pieces on the laud, a 12-string folk lute,” said Trinity Episcopal Church in a press release.
Griggs is an internationally renowned solo guitarist performing at art centers, festivals, museums, churches, jazz clubs and other venues. For more than 10 years, he was lived in Dusseldorf, Germany from where he was able to travel throughout Europe to perform. Today, he lives in Brooklyn, New York.
The concert is free and donations will be accepted on behalf of the parish’s ministries.