Crowds were deep as a sold out audience of concert-goers made their way slowly through the security gates Sunday night at Shelburne Museum. A light rain began to fall just before Canadian songstress Sarah McLachlan walked on stage for her rendezvous with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, organized by Higher Ground.
According to VSO Director Alan Jordan, “This was our first partnership with Higher Ground, and it was a home run. The orchestra had a great time working with Sarah, her conductor, and band. The sound was amazing, the charts were well-orchestrated, and the audience was very enthusiastic.” Jordan added that he hoped the partnership between Higher Ground and the orchestra will be a continuing one.
Shelburne police and the Town’s rescue squad offered their professional services, though the weather kept some ticket holders away. The grounds of the Museum offered a centralized location for the concert. “What a treat to have an artist like Sarah McLachlan accompanied by our very own VSO. It was an interesting, successful musical collaboration and a terrific concert, despite the rain,” said Sam Ankerson, director of development at Shelburne Museum.