There’s something about this Van Morrison classic that conjures the irresistible mysteries of an autumn night. An orange moon, the nip of a breeze, leaves skittering like spirits. And in the middle of it all, two lovers dancing.

A marvelous night, indeed. And oh, that bewitching melody—pulling you by the hand, making you want to stop and sway under the stars.

We’ll be singing “Moondance” this season as part of our Sun, Moon, and Stars program lineup. You’ll know it when you hear it. And we don’t mind if you want to dance.

Moondance will be part of our upcoming Sun, Moon & Stars concert scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at St. Katharine of Siena Church in Wayne.

Fun facts:

  • Moondance was released in 1970 on Van Morrison’s third studio album of the same name.
  • Morrison performs “Moondance” in concert more than any of his other songs.
  • Born George Ivan Morrison in 1945 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, he became Sir George Ivan Morrison after being knighted under the Order of the British Empire.
  • His musical influences range from country and blues to folk and jazz.