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Make Music Day East Granby 2020 

Hosted by East Granby Congregational Church, 

with support from the Connecticut State Office of the Arts 

Note: All events will either be streamed via facebook, or a link will be available via our facebook page. You can find this information on East Granby Congregational Church’s facebook page or Make Music Day East Granby’s facebook page. 

Atla & Matt DeChamplain

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Leala Cyr

Throughout the Day: - Join the music-making! Post your own music video on facebook and tag Make Music Day East Granby to share with the community! 


Early – #EGDawnChorus 

Early in the morning (literal dawn is optional!), record the soundscape outside! Post your recording on your facebook page, with the hashtag #EGDawnChorus so we can find and enjoy your musical discovery! 

Later in the day, we’ll edit together a collection of all of the recordings into one, glorious track. This will be published on East Granby’s Make Music Day facebook page. 


Morning – Music Sunday @ 

Join us for worship at East Granby Congregational Church - online! We will celebrate our annual "Music Sunday" with extra musical offerings, plus a musical Father's Day tribute. 


12:30-1:15 – Jazz Brunch with Atla & Matt DeChamplain livestream 

Join us for the sweetest of pairings – jazz duo Atla & Matt DeChamplain…and whatever is on the menu at your place! Atla and Matt have been performing together since they were high school students at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. Now married, and described by WNPR as “one of Connecticut’s premier jazz power couples,” Atla and Matt are not to be missed! 


2:00 – Meet Juliana Hall, composer 

Hailed as “one of our country’s most able and prolific art song composers” (NATS Journal of Singing), American art song composer Juliana Hall has written some 60 song cycles and vocal chamber works. Her works have been called “brilliant” (Washington Post), “beguiling” (Times of London), “strikingly original” (Austin Chronicle), and “the most genuinely moving music of the afternoon” (Boston Globe).   

Locally, we are most familiar with “Juli” at East Granby Congregational Church (EGCC) for her delightful spirit and her beautiful musical offerings as our pianist and organist. This Make Music Day, tune in to learn more about “Juli’s” work as a composer, and her journey as an artist! Juli will be in conversation with EGCC’s Music Director, Mary E. Larew. Soprano Lucy Fitz Gibbon and pianist Ryan MacEvoy McCullough will also join us for a performance of two of Juli’s songs. 


5:00 – Leala Cyr Quintet “Happy Hour” 

Round out the day and transition into a lovely evening with this 30-minute online concert by the Leala Cyr Quintet.  

Leala Cyr is fast becoming one of the most sought-after jazz vocalists of her generation. A rare “double threat,” Cyr complements her impeccable vocals with a warm, golden tone on the trumpet. As a member of Esperanza Spalding’s “Radio Music and Chamber Music Societies,” she has performed around the world and has appeared on The Late Show, The Tonight Show, The View, The Daily Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Austin City Limits, and more. 

Sunday’s concert features Leala Cyr, voice/trumpet; Kris Allen, sax; Dan Liparini, guitar; Matt Dwonszy; bass; Ben Bilello, drums. 

East Granby's Make Music Day celebration is made possible with the support of the Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


Make Music Day is also made possible by East Granby Congregational Church's Friends of Music Concert Series.

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