HIGH­LIGHT: VER­MONT

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West­ford: The Board of Di­rec­tors of the United Church of West­ford faced a difficult de­ci­sion in Fe­bru­ary. They de­clared the build­ing in ser­vice since 1840 would no longer be used reg­u­larly as a church. Mean­while, it found new life as a con­cert space. Last month Ver­mont quar­tet Frevo played mu­sic rang­ing from con­tem­po­rary clas­si­cal to The Beach Boys there. And Ar­tis Wode­house, a New York pian­ist ded­i­cated to the mu­sic of Ge­orge Gersh­win, be­gan a four-month res­i­dency at the church in June to record dozens of Gersh­win’s rare, un­recorded pi­ano rolls. She raved about the space. “This is a record­ing stu­dio. The acous­tics are that good.”

BRENT HALLENBECK/BURLING­TON FREE PRESS

Frevo plays a show at the church Nov. 4.

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