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August 24, 2007

The Museums of Colonial Williamsburg host series of concerts presented by Cobham Consort

The Cobham Consort presents folk music concerts at the Museums of Colonial Williamsburg 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, Oct. 10 and Nov. 14.

The concert features an exciting mix of vocal and instrumental music on baroque guitar, mandolin, viola da gamba, and various wind and percussion instruments. Concertgoers also will hear the stories behind the songs that were popular in 17th- and 18th-century Virginia.

The Cobham Consort brings together three longtime performers with 75 years of combined experience playing the songs enjoyed in colonial Virginia. They have performed throughout Virginia and most of the original 13 colonies.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 6 and under.

The Museums of Colonial Williamsburg include the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum and the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and are located at 325 W. Francis St. Admission is included in any Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket or by separate museums ticket. For information call (757) 220-7724.

Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia as a town-sized living history museum, telling the inspirational stories of our nation’s founding men and women. Within the restored and reconstructed buildings, historic interpreters, attired as colonial men and women from slaves to shopkeepers to soldiers, relate stories of colonial Virginia society and culture — stories of our journey to become Americans – while historic tradespeople research, demonstrate and preserve the 18th-century world of work and industry. As Colonial Williamsburg interprets life in the time of the American Revolution for its guests, it also invites them to interact with history. Williamsburg is located 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., off Interstate 64. For more information or reservations, call toll-free 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg on the Internet at

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Penna Rogers
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