out on a sacred note

Spent the afternoon with the Enfield Shaker Singers, a group that studies Shaker history and culture and then performs dances and songs that were central to the religious sect’s worship. One of their main tenets was celibacy, so… there are no more Shakers.

group director Mary Ann Haagen during downtime backstage

Leslie Dustin gets a hug from an audience member after the performance. It was the last time the Shaker Singers would perform in public as a group.


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