New Music Guild, Inc. Hosts Dulci-More & Bill Schilling
The New Music Guild, Inc.Inc. will kick off its 2016–17 concert season with the appearance of Guest Ensemble, Dulci-More, and its founder and director, Bill Schilling. The ensemble will appear for the main concert at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, October 30th, 2016 at Saints Peter and Paul Church, Holy Apostles Parish, 421 Covington Street in downtown Youngstown. Bill Schilling, himself, will make a special concert appearance at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, October 29th, 2016 at the Jefferson Congregational Church (UCC) in the central district of Jefferson, Ohio.
Dulci-More & Bill Schilling
Schilling founded the group 23 years ago to provide a performance and practice platform for mountain and hammered dulcimer players and others. The group has involved singers and quite a variety of acoustical instruments including guitars, autoharps, harmonica, mandolins, ukuleles, banjos, string bass, bowed psalteries, whistles, flutes, recorders, fiddles, cello, marimbula, keyboard, percussion instruments, jug, and others. As an informal group with many members who live far from the central meeting place of Salem, Ohio, recent performances have employed 6–20 members.
Bill Schilling, himself, has been singing and playing various folk instruments for over 45 years. He has performed for audiences of all ages in many settings from coast to coast. His high-energy events include songs, slide programs, and stories.
Schilling's performances often incorporate audience participation songs and activities. Since Bill believes that this music should be inclusive, he works with many groups that share music informally.
The New Music Guild's sponsorship of Dulci-More and Bill Schilling lines-up well with its mission of inclusiveness. The Guild supports all types of modern music, including improvisation. The Guild’s primary mission continues to be the promotion and performance of music by living composers. By performing school concerts, the organization also exposes young students to the living music of today.
The musical offerings of the two upcoming concerts will feature songs and instrumentals by living composers and, like all folk music, will tell a story about the life and times of common folks.
These New Music Guild, Inc. concerts are free and open to the public.