Come to the River

An Early American Gathering


Spring Tour – March 1-10, 2013

Jeannette Sorrell’s hit crossover program premiered in 10 sold-out concerts in June 2009.

A covered-wagon journey becomes a journey of the soul.

Four singer-actors meet a virtuoso fiddler, an old-time guitarist, a hot-shot hammered dulcimer player, and some wooden flutes. From the spiritual heights of an old American revival, to the driving rhythms of New England barn dances – Jeannette Sorrell and her crossover artists bring to life the rich American tradition of shape-note singing and Southern harmony.

Don’t be a Wayfaring Stranger.
Come to the River.


Top 10 on the Classical Billboard chart!
Listen to tracks from the CD.

Apollos Fire, Down by the RiverJune 26, 2011 Photo by Roger Mastroianni

In a Barn

Cleveland Plain Dealer 2009
A fascinating journey . . . which a sold-out audience savored.  The theatrical aspects are so charmingly realized that you can’t help but wonder if a sequel is in store.
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In a Theatre 2009
Jeannette Sorrell had the audience joining in a southern folk hymn `a la Garrison Keillor.  Generating that level of audience engagement explains why the series sold out and an extra concert had to be added.
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In a Theatre 2010
“Simply wonderful… a delight for all ages (kids, oldsters, even – gasp – teenagers!)”
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In a Large Ampitheatre

Cleveland Plain Dealer 2010
“A stellar group of singers and instrumentalists digging into down-home fare… The results at Cain Park were exhilarating.”
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The Summer 2011 tour included the Chautauqua Institution in New York State, the Colorado Music Festival in Boulder, the Springfield Music Festival in Ohio, and the Lakeside Chautauqua on Lake Erie.