Celebrate Earth Day with a concert at First Parish Unitarian Universalist in Northborough

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Peter Mayer will perform at April 22 at First Parish Unitarian Universalist in Northborough. Photo/Submitted

Northborough – In celebration of Earth Day 2012, First Parish Unitarian Universalist in Northborough will hold a concert Sunday, April 22, from 4 to 6 p.m., in its Meeting House. The concert will feature songwriter Peter Mayer.

Mayer writes songs for a small planet – songs about interconnectedness and the human journey, about the beauty and the mystery of the world. Whimsical, humorous, and profound, his music breaks the boundaries of “folk,” and transcends to a realm beyond the everyday love song, to a place of wonder at the very fact of life itself.

Mayer began playing the guitar and writing songs when he was in high school. He studied Theology and music in college, and then spent two years in seminary. After deciding that the priesthood wasn’t for him, he took a part-time job as a church music director for eight years, while performing at clubs and colleges, and writing and recording his music. In 1995, he quit his job and started touring full-time. Since then, he has gradually gained a dedicated, word-of-mouth following, playing shows from Minnesota to Texas, New England to California. He has nine CDs to his credit, and has sold over 70 thousand of them independently.

Admission is $13 per person in advance or $15 per person at the door. Refreshments will be available for purchase at intermission in the Parish Hall. First Parish Unitarian Universalist in Northborough is located at 40 Church St. To find out more about Peter Mayer, visit http://petermayer.net.