Pete Seeger Songfest, Jim Scott remembers Pete in song

Pete Seeger
Jim Scott will honor Pete Seeger in a birthday concert. Photo provided

CHESTER, Vt. – Join us for a Pete Seeger 100th Birthday Songfest, Sunday, Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. at First Universalist Parish of Chester.

We’ll honor Pete Seeger, singing many of his well-loved songs such as “If I Had a Hammer,” “Turn, Turn, Turn,” “Where Have All the Flowers Gone” and many others. Led by composer and guitarist Jim Scott, who knew Pete well and collaborated on many projects with the folk legend, we’ll raise our voices for the causes Pete championed and remember the great contributions to our American heritage Pete made in his 94 years of life.

A prolific composer in his own right, Jim brings a warmth, and authenticity that turns any size audience into an intimate gathering. His lyrical melodies, well-crafted words, guitar mastery, and humorous surprises moved Pete to call him “some kind of a magician.” Jim played for years with the Paul Winter Consort and was co-composer of their celebrated Missa Gaia/Earth Mass. A lifelong Unitarian Universalist with songs in our hymnbooks, he’s visited over 700 UU churches in more than three decades of travels.

There is a suggested donation. Children under 12 admitted are free. First Universalist Parish of Chester is located in the historic Stone Village, 211 North St., Chester, Vt. For more information, call Melody Reed 802-875-5414.

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