The Old Church is proud to introduce a new series that celebrates intentional healing through sound, ritual, poetry and creative visuals. Each concert in the series is carefully booked to coincide with either the Full or New Moon. The series is a collaboration between musicians / sound healers and other thoughtful artists with the intention of weaving together a magical and memorable experience within the sacred timber of TOC. It is a time to slow down, to soak in the lush sounds, and to open our hearts to the answers that lie within. We love you!

PURE BATHING CULTURE W/ FOA

Saturday, February 27 @ 8:00pm

Join us to celebrate the Full Snow Moon with music from Pure Bathing Culture, & Foa, readings by Roxie Jones Tarot, and visuals by Jon Timm. 

All Ages | Bar w/ID | All sales are final. | Doors at 7pm | $15 adv / dos | BUY TICKETS!

Pure Bathing Culture, the musical identity of Portland’s Sarah Versprille and Daniel Hindman, make music instantly identifiable, yet utterly personal – and now they’re ready to bring new work and ecstatic live performances to their loyal audience. As Sarah and Daniel describe their new work, it’s about “… love and perseverance, the feeling that if we protect each other and if we protect what we love, there is nothing we can’t endure or become.”

When she’s not making music, the artist known as Foa (a.k.a. Kathryne Robison) maintains dueling fascinations ranging from the healing arts to poetry to “animal whispering and listening” to “somatic astronautics.” All those paths somehow genuinely converge at her heartfelt songs, which function as lullabies so transporting and soothing, they often feel medicinal. On Naomi’s Last Dress, Foa works with two members of the band Gardens and Villa to craft dreamy excursions that foreground the singer’s tender, powerful vocals. ~ Stephen Thompson, NPR

 

AN EVENING WITH KARLA BONOFF

Sunday, March 28 @ 8:00pm

Join us to celebrate the Full Worm Moon with music from Karla Bonoff, readings by Roxie Jones Tarot, and visuals by Jon Timm. 

Doors open at 7pm | All Ages Show | GA: $35 adv / $38 dos | VIP RSVD (66 seats): $50 adv/dos  BUY TICKETS!

Described as one of the finest singer/songwriters of her generation, Karla Bonoff has seen her songs become hits for Bonnie Raitt, Wynonna Rider and Linda Ronstadt.  Her ballads, “Lose Again,” “If He’s Ever Near” and “Someone to Lay Down Beside Me”  are considered classics.

Karla’s legacy as a writer and perseverance as a performer are spoken best in a Billboard Magazine review of Karla’s “All My Life” recording. “Long before Alanis and Jewel, there was a breed of singer/songwriters whose earthly anthems of soul-searching, heartache and joy touched souls in a way few can muster today.”

 

KARDEMIMMIT – ANCIENT SOUNDS of the FINNISH FOREST

Thursday, June 24 @ 8:00pm

Join us to celebrate the Full Strawberry Moon with music from Kardeminnit, readings by Roxie Jones Tarot, and visuals by Jon Timm.

Doors open at 7pm | All Ages Show | 15 ADV/DOS

BUY TICKETS! Tickets for the original date of 6/17/20 will be honored

Kardemimmit is a band of four awesome women playing the Finnish national instrument, kantele. The band members are Maija Pokela, Jutta Rahmel, Anna Wegelius and Leeni Wegelius. They compose, as well as arrange, write lyrics and produce. Alongside 15 and 38 stringed kanteles, singing has a big part in Kardemimmit’s musical universe where original pieces with a modern approach still have a strong foundation in Finnish, Eastern European and Scandinavian traditions. The Finnish reki-singing style, 19th century dancing music and Perhonjokilaakso kantele playing style, Eastern Finnish archaic improvisation and ancient runo singing are all present in Kardemimmit’s music.

You might wonder what the band’s name means. It’s a play of words. Kardemumma is a spice that Finnish people use a lot in their sweet baking. Mimmit is a word for girls that have bold nature. That means Kardemimmit is actually the Finnish Ethno Spice Girls.

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