We undertook a special project in 2012 in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the Saranac United Methodist Church. Built in 1862-63, the church is arguably the finest architectural specimen in Saranac. Its high ceilings, large opalescent leaded glass windows, and mostly wood construction render it a fine acoustical space. Hill and Hollow Music has been associated with the lovely historic “Church in the Hollow” since we began producing concerts there in 1995.
Our special project was to install track lighting on four ceiling beams in the “performance area” of the sanctuary: the choir, altar, and floor space in front of the pews. Better illumination greatly improves the scenario for concerts, as well as regular church functions. WeÂ worked closely with the church trustees andÂ professionals from Champlain Valley Electric to achieve the best possible result: effective and attractive lighting whichÂ is alsoÂ as flexible and unobtrusive as possible.
Salmon Weathervane atop Church Steeple
Thanks to your supportÂ for a worthy project, we raised $3,500 for the lighting fixtures, supplies, and installation. For every $25 donated you receivedÂ the set of seven Saranac-themed note cards pictured here. These cards are “museum gift-store” quality: printed on high-quality coated cardstock, the colors rich and vibrant; all are blank inside with identification on the reverse; sizes are uniform (6.25″ x 4.5″) and A6 white envelopes are included. Â We still have a plentiful supply of cards, and we will always need to replace light-bulbs, which are quite expensive!Â Please consider making a gift of $25 or more – all amounts are tax-deductible.
If you would like further information about our plansÂ for continuing concerts at the church, do not hesitate to call us at 518-293-7613 or e-mail us at email@example.com.Â Â Thank you for helping us accomplish a project that will undoubtedly enhance future concerts and the enjoyment of wonderful live classical chamber music in a wonderful acoustical and historical space!
Sincerely, Angela Brown and Kellum Smith,Â and Hill and Hollow Music Trustees: Bruce Butterfield, Renate Erickson, Larry Kudrle, Kevin Roser, Carole Anne Slatkin, James Votraw, Mark White
Please send your check payable to Hill and Hollow Music to:
Hill and Hollow Music, Weatherwatch Farm, 550 Number 37 Road Saranac, NY 12981.
Hill and Hollow Music is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Federal ID# 14-1788915