Winter & The Sacred Tree Concert

For the past two years, we have developed and performed this unique set of traditional and original songs in various settings, such as churches, spiritual centers and community rooms. With piano, celtic harp, guitar, percussion and vocals the concert offers a celebration of the winter through reflection on the theme of the Sacred Tree. It is mostly original material, but also integrates some Gregorian Chant, and texts from Hildegard von Bingen, Tagore and some ancient Scandinavian sources. The experience is meant to be contemplative and meditative, with no applause between songs, and culminating with a lovely sing-along.

The Winter and the Sacred Tree concert is about 45-60 min. If desired, we can add a second set of “regular To Wake You songs.

A LIVE RECORDING of the "Winter and Sacred Tree Concert" - that was done on March 9, 2019 in San Luis Obispo - will be available to purchase in November 2019.

We are able to assist with promotion, ticket links, etc and can also provide our own PA system as needed.

Book this Concert
Contact: Karoline Hausted & Mark Davis: 626-864-4810.

About To Wake You
To Wake You’s Mark Davis (US) and Karoline Hausted (DK) bring 30+ years of experience as acclaimed touring musicians with studies in Contemplative Musicianship and Kundalini Yoga. Accollades include a Danish Folk Grammy nomination (Karoline) and voted Orange County’s Album of the Decade by the Los Angeles Times (Mark).  Karoline and Mark are also members of the SLO-based, award winning quartet Shadowlands.

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More on our Winter and the Sacred Tree Concert:
This set of songs is also inspired by themes of Nordic mythology, particularly the World Tree, Yggdrasil, and the return of the light of the sun. As most of you know, Karoline is from Denmark- it has been while living in California, with some distance, that a deeper reflection on Nordic themes has emerged, and along with it, the universal themes of Winter. The Tree has always been a powerful symbol around the globe, reflecting the grandeur and mystery of nature, both rooted and touching the heavens; it has become an integral part of winter iconography, particularly as seen with the decorated Christmas tree. The darkening of days and the anticipation of the light’s return are equally profound aspects of Winter. Here is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on deep nature and our relation to it.