Performance Schedule

To hear about upcoming concerts and new recordings, contact us.


Thursday, October 26, "Songs of the Revolution," Milton

Trace the history of the American Revolution through the music of the time, sung in churches and taverns, kitchens and workshops, and military camps. Diane focuses on the experience of ordinary folks, especially women and slaves, and has some amazing tales to tell of their courage, ingenuity, and determination. Diane performs in period clothing and plays instruments of the time. Sponsored by the Milton Historical Society.

The Keys Room, Milton Public Library, 476 Canton Ave., Milton. 7:00 pm. Free.


Saturday, October 28, "A Silver Dagger," Stow

The Stow Historical Society hosts Diane for her program exploring the lives of ordinary women in centuries past. Gorgeous songs about surprisingly frank subjects, tackling the joys and sorrows of a world lit only by fire. Refreshments will be served.

Stow Town Hall (built in 1848!), 375 Great Road, Stow. 7:00 pm. Free.


Sunday, November 5, "New-Fangled Contraptions," Charles River Museum, Waltham

Diane takes a wide-ranging trip through centuries of ingenious inventions, viewed through the lens of popular song. People have always sung about their experiences, and the intersection of music and technology is fascinating. Diane explores household “labor-saving” devices, mills filled with machinery for creating cloth and other goods, innovations in weaponry that drove the evolution of military tactics, and innovations such as the telegraph, telephone, bicycle, and automobile that ushered in the modern age. Diane accompanies her singing on guitar and dulcimer, and wears appropriately antique clothing.

Charles River Museum, 154 Moody Street, Waltham. In the afternoon. www.charlesrivermuseum.org.


For those already planning their holiday activities:

Friday, December 1, A Victorian Christmas, Northborough

Northborough Historical Society, 52 Main Street, Northborough, Mass. 7:00 pm. www.northboroughhistoricalsociety.org

Saturday, December 2, Vox Lucens, Lincoln

Diane sings soprano in this 12-voice Renaissance choir. Gorgeous music to celebrate the season.

St. Anne's in-the-Fields, 147 Concord Road, Lincoln, Mass. 7:30 pm. www.stanneslincoln.org or www.voxlucens.net

Sunday, December 10, Holiday Gathering, Dover

Diane sings beloved carols in Victorian finery at the Benjamin Caryl House, which was built in 1777. Hosted by the Dover Historical Society.

107 Dedham Street, Dover, Mass.2:00 to 4:00 pm; Diane performs from 2:30 to 3:30. www.doverhistoricalsociety.org

Saturday, December 16, Carols by Candlelight, Arlington

Diane's annual holiday celebration, in a NEW LOCATION that will be much more comfortable and feature a crackling fire! This year it is a house concert; address given upon reservation. To reserve your seat, call 781-648-3719 or e-mail diane@dianetaraz.com. 3:00 pm. Free-will offering.

Sunday, December 17, A Victorian Christmas, Arlington

Diane sings beloved carols in Victorian finery. First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 630 Mass. Ave., Arlington. 3:00 pm. Free-will offering.

Sunday, January 7, Vox Luxens, Newburyport

A second chance to hear Diane with this superb group of voices. First Religious Society, 26 Pleasant Street Newburyport, Mass. 4:00 pm.


CD RELEASE CONCERT, Saturday, January 13

Join Diane and a fabulous band of master musicians for an evening of great songs from Diane's new CD, Billy Novick, Mike Duke, Larry Luddecke, Peter Tillotson, Bill Reynolds, and Eric Kilburn combine for blues, trad jazz, standards, and some of Diane's originals.

First Parish of Arlington, 630 Mass. Ave., Arlington Center. 8:00 pm. Suggested donation, $20. The building is accessible!

Diane with Guitar and Dulcimer