Bells & Motley Consort
Selected Public & School Performance Venues

Here is a sampling of past venues. Seasoned performers and skilled educators, Sondra Bromka & John Bromka have presented in partnership for nearly 30 years, creating an impressive catalog of storytelling, musical theater, and historic concert programs, as well as in-depth residency programs for schools and public venues.
You may scroll through the list below, or click onto one of these catories to go directly:

Libraries, Museums, Historic Sites, Community

  • Medieval and Renaissance Storytelling Programs, "The Tale of Yanek & Heliotrope" Musical Theater, "Bards, Bagpipes, & Rhymers" and other Historic Concerts
  • Traditional Musical Storytelling at Public Venues, including "Stone Soup," "The Boy Who Went to Visit the North Wind," and "Who Has Heard the Wind"
  • Christmas Pageants, Celtic and Victorian Christmas Concerts, 12th Night Programs, Madrigal Dinners
  • Other In-Depth Thematic Residencies
  • American Heritage Programs: Erie Canal Concert and Musical Storytelling Programs, and Colonial Conviviality
  • Celtic Concerts & Pageantry
  • Community Events
  • Churches

Schools

  • Curriculum-Based Project Partnership Residencies
  • Interdisciplinary Medieval & Renaissance Integrated Residencies
  • Interdisciplinary American Heritage (Colonial, Erie Canal, NYS) Multi-day Residencies
  • Schools Hosting Multi-Age, Mentoring, or School-wide Integrated Thematic Residencies
  • Residencies, Other Interdisciplinary Topics


Libraries, Museums, Historic Sites, Community
  • Medieval and Renaissance Storytelling Programs, The Tale of Yanek & Heliotrope; "Bards, Bagpipes, & Rhymers" and other historic Concerts
    • Cornell University Concert Series, Ithaca NY
    • French Azilum Historic Site, PA
    • Olana Historic Site, Hudson NY
    • Johnson Hall Historic Site, Johnstown NY
    • Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse NY
    • Roberson Museum of Art, Binghamton NY
    • Connecticut Valley Historical Museum, Springfield MA
    • Herkimer Home Historic Site, Little Falls NY
    • Old Songs Festival, Altamont NY
    • New England Folk Festival
    • Dance Flurry, Saratoga NY
    • Jones Library, Amherst MA
    • Little Falls Public Library, Little Falls NY
    • Bayport-Bluepoint Public Library, Bluepoint NY
    • Hazard Library, Poplar Ridge NY
    • Shenendehaowa Public Library, Clifton Park NY
    • Troy Public Library, Troy NY
    • Voorheesville Public Library, Voorheesville NY
    • Ilion Free Library, Ilion NY
    • Salina Free Library, Syracuse NY
    • Mechanicville Public Library, Mechanicville, NY
    • Reany Memorial Library, St Johnsville NY
    • Seymour Library, Auburn NY
    • Utica Public Library, Utica NY
    • William H. Bush Memorial Library, Martinsburg NY
    • Fairport Public Library, Fairport NY
    • Gloversville Public Library, Gloversville NY
    • Canton Free Library, Canton, NY
    • Monroe Free Library, Monroe NY

  • Traditional Storytelling, including Stone Soup, The Boy Who Went to Visit the North Wind
    • Sand Lake Library, Sand Lake NY
    • George Johnson Library, Endicott NY
    • Fulton Public Library, Fulton NY
    • Utica Public Library, Utica NY
    • Pulaski Public Library, Pulaski NY
    • Cannon Free Library, Delhi NY
    • B.E. Strong Memorial Library, Turin NY
    • Lyons Library, Lyons NY
    • Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge NY
    • Byron-Bergen Public Library, Bergen NY
    • Wimodaughsian Library, Canisteo NY
    • Cordelia Greene Library, Castile NY
    • Canaseraga Public Library, Canaseraga NY
    • Sherburne Public Library, Sherburne NY
    • Eagle Free Library, Bliss NY
    • Brunswick Community Library, Troy NY
    • Oxford Memorial Library, Oxford NY
    • Mendon Public Library, Honeoye Falls NY
    • Philmont Public Library, Philmont NY
    • Groton Public Library, Groton NY

  • Christmas Wassailing Pageants, Celtic and Victorian Christmas Concerts, 12th Night Programs, Madrigal Dinners
    • Onondaga Hill Free Library, Onondaga Hill NY, an annual event!
    • Lorenzo State Historic Site, Cazenovia NY an annual event!
    • Johnson Hall State Historic Site, Johnstown NY
    • Olana State Historic Site, Hudson NY
    • Moore Memorial Library, Greene NY
    • Guernsey Memorial Library, Norwich NY
    • Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse NY
    • Albany Museum of History and Art Festival of Trees
    • Everson Museum of Art Festival of Trees, Syracuse NY
    • Phoenix Public Library, Phoenix NY
    • Sidney Public Library, Sidney NY
    • Williamson Free Library, Williamson NY
    • Broome County Public Library, Binghamton NY
    • A Dickens Christmas in Earlville
    • Skaneateles Dickens Festival
    • Danby Concert Series
    • Sackets Harbor Historical Society
    • Delmar Women's Progress Club
    • Binghamton Monday Afternoon Club
    • Jefferson Community College Medieval Dinner
    • SUNY Binghamton Medieval Madrigal Dinner
    • Syracuse University Medieval Madrigal Dinner

  • Other In-Depth Thematic Residencies
    • Broome Country Public Library, extended "Labyrinth" residency
    • Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, extended "Labyrith" residency
    • Ogdensburg Public Library, Ogdensburg NY, French music and dance traditions
    • Amsterdam Free Library, Amsterdam NY, Renaissance music, instruments, dance, costumes
    • Clyde Public Library, Clyde NY, "Bawshou & The Dragon" Chinese maskmaking, dance, and theater
    • Town of Johnsburg Public Library, North Creek NY, "Bawshou & The Dragon" Chinese maskmaking, dance, and theater
    • Williamson Public Library, Williamson NY, "Bawshou & The Dragon" Chinese maskmaking, dance, and theater
    • Springfield Art Museum, Springfield CT, "Bawshou & The Dragon" Chinese maskmaking, dance, and theater

  • American Heritage Programs: Erie Canal Concert and Musical Storytelling Programs, and Colonial Conviviality
    • Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse NY
    • Woodward Memorial Library, Leroy NY
    • Mastics- Moriches- Shirley Library, Shirley NY
    • Franklin Free Library, Franklin NY
    • Phoenix Public Library, Phoenix NY
    • Rogers Memorial Library, Southampton NY
    • Ogdensburg Public Library, Ogdensburg NY
    • Mastics- Moriches- Shirley Library, Shirley NY
    • Hampton Bays Library, Hampton Bays NY
    • Snow Memorial Library, Pulaski NY
    • B.E. Strong Memorial Library, Turin NY
    • Broome Country Public Library, Binghamton NY
    • Women's Club of Rye, Stamford CT
    • Lafayette Public Library, Lafayette NY, Erie Canal Tall Tale Writing Residency & Performance

  • Celtic Concerts & Pageantry
    • Hunter Mountain Celtic Festival
    • East Durham Irish Harvest Fair
    • Watertown Irish Festival
    • Picton Celtic Weekend, Ontario Canada
    • Hobart and William Smith Colleges Folk Festival
    • Mundy Branch Library, Syracuse NY
    • Beaver Lake Nature Center Golden Harvest Festival

  • Festivals & Concert Series
    • Sterling Renaissance Festival, Sterling NY annually since its inception 1977
    • Pennsylvania Renaissance Festival, Mt Hope PA annually since 1986
    • Sarasota Renaissance Faire, Sarasota FL
    • Saratoga Baroque Festival, Saratoga Springs NY, annually
    • Cornell Music Series, Ithaca NY
    • Norwood Village Green Concert Series, Norwood NY
    • Hobart & William Smith Folk Festival, Geneva NY
    • Olana State Historic Site Victorian Days, Hudson, NY
    • Dance Flurry Festival, Saratoga Springs, NY
    • Clever Gretchen Storytelling Festival, Syracuse University, NY 1987-1992
    • Festival of the Centuries, Ste Marie Among the Iroquois, Liverpool NY
    • Liverpool Arts Alive, Liverpool NY
    • New England Folk Festival
    • Remsen Barn Festival, Remsen NY
    • Hudson Valley Garlic Festival, Saugerties NY
    • International House Folklife Center, Philadelphia PA
    • Treffen Im Lissberg, GERMANY
    • Stockbrunna Lutherie, Dancerie, Music, Lautenbach FRANCE
    • Boqueho Dance Festival, Brittany FRANCE

  • Community Events
    • Norwich "Currier & Ives" Christmas Town Celebration
    • First Night, Albany NY
    • First Night, Watertown NY
    • First Night, Raleigh NC
    • First Night, Worcester MA

  • Churches
    • Trinity Episcopal Church, Fayetteville NY, annual Ephipany Lessons & Carols
    • Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, East Syracuse NY, annual Epiphany concert
    • Marcellus Methodist Church, Marcellus NY, annual advent service

Schools

    School Curriculum-Based Project Partnership Residencies, a small sampling!
    Bells & Motley Consort has established many long-term educational partnerships over the years. These often feature exciting thematic projects that inspire solid learning, bridge connections between subject areas, and reinforce key concepts. Planning meetings are held between the artists and the coodinating team, as each year the central project evolves to address new curricula, goals, and inspirations.

    Here are just a few of the schools where we are involved in ongoing collaborative projects:

    • Irvington Middle School, Irvington NY
    • Katonah Middle School, Katonah NY
    • Lewisburg Middle School, Lewisburg PA
    • Milton Middle School, Milton PA
    • Elisabeth Morrow School, Englewood NJ
    • HEV Okullari, Istanbul TURKEY
    • International School of Brussels, Brussels BELGIUM

  • School Interdisciplinary Medieval & Renaissance Integrated Residencies
    • Pavilion Middle School, Pavilion NY (multi-year)
    • Eagle Hill Middle School, Manlius NY (multi-year)
    • Canajoharie MS, Canajoharie NY (multi-year)
    • Galway MS, Galway NY (multi-year)
    • Voorheesville MS, Voorheesville NY (multi-year)
    • Watkins Glen HS, Watkins Glen NY
    • Star Hill Elementary, Milford DE
    • Doe Run Elementary, Manheim PA

  • School Interdisciplinary American Heritage (Colonial, Erie Canal, NYS) Multi-day Residencies
    • Elisabeth Morrow School, Englewood NJ
    • Evergreen Ave. Elementary & West End Elementary Schools, Woodbury NY
    • Doe Run Elementary School, Manheim PA, "Colonial Conviviality" Music, Dance
    • Northwood Elementary, Hilton CSD NY, Erie Canal
    • Cincinnatus Elementary, Cincinnatus NY, NYS Music Dance Traditions, 21 days
    • Unadilla Elementary, Unadilla NY
    • Guardino Elementary, 1000 Islands CSD, Clayton NY
    • Kensington Road Elementary, Glens Falls NY

  • Schools Hosting Multi-Age, Mentoring, or School-wide Integrated Thematic Residencies
    • Guardino Elementary, 1000 Islands CSD, K-5
    • Afton Elementary, Afton NY, K-5
    • Arkport Central School, Arkport NY K-5
    • Indian Mountain School, MA (private)
    • Saratoga Independent School, Saratoga Springs NY (private)
    • The School at Rose Valley, Rose Valley PA (private)
    • Berkshire Country Day School, Lenox MA (private)
    • Village School, Warwick MA (private)

  • School Residencies, Other Interdisciplinary Topics
    • Unadilla Elementary, "Bawshou & the Dragon" Chinese Music, Dance, Theater, Gr. 3
    • St. Johnsville Elementary, "Bawshou & the Dragon" Chinese Music, Dance, Theater, Gr. 3
    • Herkimer BOCES Gifted & Talented Enrichment Program, "Bawshou & the Dragon" Chinese Music, Dance, Theater, Gr. 3
    • Millard Fillmore Elementary, Moravia NY, Common Vocabulary of Art & Music, Gr. 6
    • Sidney High School, French Traditional Music & Dance
    • Unadilla High School, French Traditional Music & Dance
    • TJ Watson Elementary, Union Endicott CSD, Gr. 1 Stone Soup Storytelling Residency


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