Music of Northern Europe Featured at Emerson Event

Two Door County favorites will team up for a musical performance of Northern Delights featuring art and folk songs from Scandinavia and the British Isles on May 27 at 7:30 pm for the last performance in this year’s Emerson Cultural Series.

Mezzo-soprano Cynthia Stiehl, Ephraim, has entertained audiences throughout the U.S. while Judith Jackson, Sister Bay, is both a vocal coach and collaborative accompanist. She also plays with the Peninsula Music Festival. Pieces by Benjamin Britten, Jean Sibelius, Carl Nielsen, Edvard Grieg and Henry Purcell, as well as Irish folk songs arranged by Herbert Hughes, will be featured.

The concert will be the first to be held in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County’s (UUFDC) new, expanded facility at 10341 Water St. (Hwy. 42), Ephraim located in the Green Gables Shops. Coincidently, the concert will be the last Emerson Series of the season and the final performance under the skilled leadership of Erik Eriksson who began the Emerson Cultural Series at UUFDC. The theme of Northern Delights was selected “because it is wonderful music too seldom performed,” said Eriksson.

The UUFDC sponsors the annual Emerson Cultural Series named for 19th century Unitarian minister and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson who prized education, learning and culture.

Admission is $10 at the door with student tickets priced at $5. A reception following the performance will provide an opportunity to meet the performers. For more information, call 920.854.7559 or visit