1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
Preservation New Jersey • 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing • PO Box 7815• West Trenton, NJ 08628
Physical address: 101 Scotch Road, Ewing, NJ 08628 Map and Directions

Grand Opening Festival

Folk/Roots Music Series:
Story-Songs of History
Gordon Thomas Ward

with Gordon Thomas Ward

Sunday, November 6, 2016, 3:00 pm
at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing

Preservation New Jersey is pleased to present singer-songwriter and WDVR-FM ("These Days") radio personality Gordon Thomas Ward for an evening of folk music and storytelling in the wonderful acoustics of the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing!

Everyone loves good stories, and when they’re reinforced with music and song, they get even better! That's why audiences adore this captivating, live performance of stirring tales told through music and spoken word that capture their attention and imagination. The ​tales Gordon tells complement the acoustic folk songs he sings using haunting melodies, a multi-instrumental accompaniment, and detailed lyrics. Listeners embark upon a captivating journey to find themselves in the company of a Revolutionary War ghost, a railroad engineer, Robert Frost, or transported to the ​Civil War, the ​coast of Maine, the historic Trail of Tears, and other places! This presentation has been described by adults as "spellbinding," and, as one high school student remarked, "The people and events seem real, so I can relate to them." It's safe to say that groups will find this program to be a real treat! Stories​-​Songs​ of History​ is an extraordinary ​event to share with a group of your friends!

Gordon has worked with many notable musicians such as Eric Troyer (Electric Light Orchestra), Carolann Solebello (Red Molly), Nalani and Sarina, William Hall (Frostwater), David Rimelis, and Dave Shapiro, The Boxcar Lilies and the trio Huxtable, Christensen, and Hood.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Gordon in the beautiful setting of the 1867 Sanctuary. In the words of Tom Martin of Rutherfurd Hall, He has one of the best voices I've heard in a long time and the instrumentation to go with it! His ability as a raconteur and minstrel were both provocative and soothing. Bravo! He totally amazed me!

For further information, visit his web site at www.gordonthomasward.com/music.html and his pages on Facebook and Reverb Nation.

Tickets are $20 for General Admission, $15 for Friends of the Sanctuary, and only $5 for school and college students with ID. Tickets may be purchased online below by selecting your ticket option and clicking on the "Buy Now" link to use credit or debit card or your PayPal account. If ordering two or three ticket types, each type must be purchased in a separate order. You will receive an email confirmation of each purchase. Online tickets will be held at the box office; please print and bring your receipt in case it is needed to confirm your purchase.

GROUP RATES are now available! Choose the Group ticket option and each ticket will have a $5 discount from the General Admission price (same as the Friends of the 1867 Sanctuary ticket price)! Group rate tickets must be purchased in quantities of 10 or more within a single purchase. Group rates apply only to advance online sales and cannot be purchased at the box office prior to the concert. Groups must present themselves at the box office at the same time. For group orders of fewer than 10 people, the full General Admission rate (less the amount prepaid) may be required at the box office at the time of admission. Group rates do not apply to Student prices.

Tickets may be reserved at the box office for payment by cash, check or credit card by calling 609-392-6409 or emailing 1867sanctuary@preservationnj.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door as space allows.

Wheelchair accessibleThe 1867 Sanctuary is air conditioned and wheelchair accessible using the ramp on the left side of the building. A wheelchair is also available on request for transporting individuals from the curb into the building.

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