Meeting schedule: The Council meets on an as-needed basis. Please contact the Chair to determine the meeting time and to be included on the agenda.
Upcoming Events Sponsored by the Gill Cultural Council
Da Camera Singers Winter Program
Da Camera Singers' winter program will include works of lovely, lyrical, music from several centuries. The centerpieces of the program will be the Lauridsen "Midwinter Songs," and a commissioned piece by composer J.L. Marlor, "Our Flawed Garden," based on a poem by Sylvia Plath, for choir, soloist, piano and saxophone. Da Camera will present these works on January 28, 2017 at 7:30 PM at the Wesley United Methodist Church (Hadley) and on January 29, 2017 at 3 PM at the Rhodes Arts Center on the Northfield Mount Hermon School campus in Gill.
Da Camera Singers website
The Evolving Face of Housing Discrimination
Racial Justice Rising, a local anti-racism organization, presents at its monthly free Saturday program, The Evolving Face of Housing Discrimination, February 4th, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM doors open at 9:45 AM. The event is being held at the First Congregational Church of Greenfield, 43 Silver Street, Greenfield.
This session will explore the different expressions of housing discrimination in American history. What has it looked like over the years and what does it look like now? There will also be a discussion of the various housing resources in the community and how to best utilize them. For more information, visit Racial Justice Rising website
2015-2016 Cultural Council Awards
|Gill Historical Commission||Publication of a book about the history of Riverside|
|Amy Gordon||After School Drama and Performance Program|
|Steve Damon||Band concert on the Gill Common|
|Anna Hendricks||3 creative movement workshops for the Gill school kindergarten|
|Daniel Prasol||Franklin County Tech School drama program|
|Steve Henderson||A play at the Gill-Montague Senior Center|
|Da Camera Singers||A concert to be held at NMH and in Hadley|
|Slate Memorial Library||Fractured Fairy Tales - songs and stories|
|Slate Memorial Library||Birds of Prey presentation|
|Nolumbeka Project||Historical walking tour at Pocumtuck Homelands Festival|
|Mass. Woodlands Institute||Woodland management tour at a Gill farm|
|Anne Harding||Black History Month events and exhibits in Turners Falls|
There are openings for new members on the Cultural Council. If you are interested in learning more about the purpose of the Council and the minimal time commitments of being a member, please contact the Chairs.