Jul
30
3:00 pm15:00

ALL-BACH PROGRAM IN NORFOLK, CT

  • The Music Shed

Under the baton of Jono Babbitt, The Litchfield County Choral Union will present Bach cantatas 9, 106, and 170, as well as his motet Jesu, meine Freude. Allison Messier will be the featured soloist in the solo Alto cantata BWV 170, Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust

Located on the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate, the iconic Music Shed, renowned for its superb acoustics and unbroken sight lines, is the venue for the perennial favorite summer event in Norfolk, CT. Tickets are $25 for Adults and $20 for Students and Seniors.

Aug
11
6:00 pm18:00

SAKONNET MUSIC AT SIMMONS CAFE IN ADAMSVILLE, RI

  • Simmons Cafe and Market

Sakonnet Music (Allison Messier and Jono Babbitt) will appear on Simmons Café's Friday Night LIVE series. Music will include classic songs from the 1920s-1940s as well as original songs by our friend, Nobody Jones. Simmons Café will offer delicious local fare including lobster, prime rib, vegan options, ice cream, and beer & wine. This is an outdoor event.

Oct
15
3:00 pm15:00

ARIAS AND ART SONGS

  • Little Church in the Wilderness

Allison and Jono collaborate in a presentation of opera arias and arts songs at "The Little Church in the Wilderness" in Killingworth, Connecticut.


Jun
18
1:15 pm13:15

SINGING OUT AGAINST HUNGER IN LITTLE COMPTON, RI

As part of the Singing Out Against Hunger series, Allison and Jono join friends in singing original songs by Nobody Jones at the Art Café. This is an outdoor concert. We will play at about 1 pm. The event runs from 11-3. Donations will be taken for the local food pantry.

Apr
17
Apr 21

OPERA NEW HAMPSHIRE OUTREACH PROGRAM

Jono and Allison collaborate with additional colleagues in a presentation that includes lecture, demonstration, performance, and question-and-answer session with students from ten Elementary Schools across southern New Hampshire.

The Opera New Hampshire Children's Opera Program reaches thousands of young people each year.  The program includes public school children from all economic and ethnic backgrounds, all levels of ability, as well as those challenged by special needs.  Children who are being home-schooled and those who attend private or parochial schools are invited to participate in the programs as well.

Contact us at info@sakonnetmusic.com to arrange for a presentation at your school or community center anywhere in New England!

Feb
18
7:00 pm19:00

PRIVATE HOUSE CONCERT IN LITCHFIELD, CT

Jono and Allison present a program of Art Song and Lieder in support of Jono's 31st season as Music Director of the Litchfield County Choral Union, and their all-Bach concert on 30 July.  The event is by invitation only; the July 30 concert is open to the public.  Watch here for further information!

Jono and Allison are available for private house concerts. Click here for more information.

Jan
15
2:00 pm14:00

LITTLE COMPTON CHORUS ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

  • Little Compton Community Center

Jono and Allison will meet with singers interested in establishing a new community-based chorus interested in and committed to personal musical growth, and dedicated to offering the best of the choral art.  Come and talk - and maybe sing a little - as we explore this new venture in music-making for Little Compton and Westport!

Jan
3
7:30 pm19:30

Christmas Concert and Carol Sing in Swansea. MA

  • St. Francis of Assisi

On the tenth day of Christmas, Jono and Allison will present a concert of traditional Christmas music of the Western Church at St. Francis of Assisi in Swansea, MA. Repertoire will include a variety of carols, some dating back to the 13th century. This concert, which will also include a sing along, is FREE and open to the public.

Dec
24
10:00 pm22:00

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at Little Compton UCC

  • Little Compton UCC

Celebrate Christmas Eve on the Little Compton common. In collaboration with Music Director Michael Bahmann and the choir of the Little Compton UCC, Jono and Allison will present a program of seldom heard works including Gounod's Chantez Noël and Adorabunt Nationes by Friedrich Heinrich Himmel. The evening will also feature the newly-rebuilt Chickering grand piano that, together with the Ruffati organ, form the backbone of the church’s instrumental program. 

Dec
23
6:00 pm18:00

Join us for Caroling in Adamsville, RI

  • Adamsville, RI

Do you love to sing Christmas Carols? On Friday, December 23rd at 6pm, we will gather at Simmons Café then stroll though the village. Songbooks will be provided. Merriment and wassail to follow at Sakonnet Music Studio in Adamsville.

Dec
16
7:30 pm19:30

A Sakonnet Music Christmas, Tiverton, RI

  • Sandywoods Center for the Arts

Allison, Jono, and friends offer Christmas favorites close to home at Sandywoods Center for the Arts. Hold the dark and cold at bay with songs and carols of the season. Doors open at 7:00. Concert at 7:30. BYOB and food, too. Tickets are $12 prepaid/$15 at the door. To order tickets, click here: Sandywoods Music Website

Dec
11
2:00 pm14:00

PUCCINI'S MESSA DI GLORIA WITH THE CLEARLAKES CHORALE

  • St. Katherine Drexel Church

Allison and Jono continue their collaboration with Andy Campbell and the Clearlakes Chorale in this Romantic tour de force . . . if you haven't heard it, you don't know that you LOVE it!

For tickets and further information, visit www.clchorale.org.

Dec
10
7:30 pm19:30

PUCCINI'S MESSA DI GLORIA WITH THE CLEARLAKES CHORALE

  • St. Katherine Drexel Church

Allison and Jono continue their collaboration with Andy Campbell and the Clearlakes Chorale in this Romantic tour de force . . . if you haven't heard it, you don't know that you LOVE it!

For tickets and further information, visit www.clchorale.org.

Sep
25
3:00 pm15:00

FALL RIVER DIOCESAN HYMN SING

  • St. Mary's Cathedral

Join us with choirs from across the Fall River Diocese to celebrate Music Ministries of the Diocese in a gala hymn sing.  Music will include old favorites, new additions to the rich tapestry of Catholic liturgical writing, and outstanding talent from across south-eastern Massachusetts.  Madeleine Grace, Organist/Choirmaster at the Cathedral, is our host for this wondfUl event.