Jul
31
Sat
The Back Pages 60’s Party! 
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm
The Back Pages Band, courtesy image

Historic Deertrees Theatre, “Maine’s Most Enchanting Playhouse”, announces its 85th anniversary summer concert season.  The quintessential performing arts venue, providing entertainment to the Greater Maine region since 1936, presents diverse music offerings for the summer of 2021.  The season also boasts its hallmark theatre series in its broadly scheduled summer, from June through early September, detailed at deertrees-theatre.org.

The Back Pages 60’s Party!
Saturday, July 31, 7:00 pm, tickets are $34

Washington, D.C.’s The Back Pages Band has been performing its 60’s tribute show, featuring the extraordinary music of “the Golden Decade of Rock”, since the early 1970’s.  Enjoy the music of artists like The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, The Eagles, Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen.  Take a mind-expanding trip through this magical musical decade and enjoy the music and the band’s commentary on artists like The Bee Gees, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Animals, Johnny Rivers, The Monkees and more!

Deertrees Theatre is committed to keeping its staff, performing artists and audience safe for in-person events and performances, adhering to official Maine venue guidelines, including staff Covid-19 training and compliance, sanitization, distancing, traffic flow, mask and reduced capacity protocols.  All staff, performing artists and crew will be fully vaccinated prior to performances.  For complete details on Deertrees’ safety guidelines, visit Deertrees Theatre Safety Guidelines.

For more information about Deertrees Theatre, to learn more about its wide variety of performances and programs, or to purchase tickets, visit deertrees-theatre.org.

About Deertrees Theatre

Founded in 1936 as an opera house, Deertrees Theatre was built on the site of an old deer run in the forest above the village of Harrison, Maine. Constructed of rose hemlock in the Adirondack style with hand carved fixtures and near perfect acoustics, the theatre has long been home to Broadway-quality entertainment.

Now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the non-profit Deertrees Theatre presents an eclectic offering of theatrical productions and comedies, family entertainment, and a variety of musical concerts during the quintessential summer theater season annually from late June through early September.  As a most active performing arts venue of the Northeast, Deertrees is home to the Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival on Tuesday evenings in July, The Backstage Art Gallery featuring the works of local artists, and The Salt Lick Café, offering cabaret acts, small bites, beer and wine.

Deertrees Theatre is located at 156 Deertrees Road, Harrison, Maine.  For more information, visit deertrees-theatre.org, email deertrees@deertrees.org, or follow Deertrees Theatre on Facebook.

 

Aug
3
Tue
In Celebration of Our Audience – Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival – two performances
Aug 3 @ 5:00 pm

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival is back on stage, August 3 through 13, 2021. The venerable chamber music festival’s 42nd season features performances by Artistic Directors Jon Manasse and Jon Nakamatsu, the Escher Quartet with Brian Zeger, and Imani Winds. Audiences have their choice of three atmospheric venues: The historic, 300-year-old First Congregational Church in Wellfleet, picturesque Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor’s Center in Eastham, and Cape Cod’s major performing arts hub; the Cotuit Center for the Arts. Year-round residents and summer visitors alike will have the opportunity to enjoy world class performances in nine concerts over two weeks.

The festival kicks off with a concert “In Celebration of Our Audience” performed by Jon Manasse (clarinet) and Jon Nakamatsu (piano). “Our wonderful Festival audience has shown incredible dedication and optimism, despite the difficulties of the past year. We conceived of this first concert as a personal message of gratitude for their support and a celebration of live chamber music returning to the Cape. We are thrilled to offer a season of programs including established masterpieces and exciting discoveries,” says the two artistic directors about the program.

In the interest of public health and safety during the Covid-19 pandemic, concerts will be one hour in length with no intermission, abiding by local guidelines to ensure a safe concert environment. Tickets are available by phone at 508-247-9400 and at capecodchambermusic.org.

In Celebration of Our Audience

Tuesday, August 3, 2021, 5:00 pm and 7:30 pm EST

Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road, Cotuit

Tickets:  $40 adults, $15 students, youth ages 18 and under admitted for free

Jon Manasse (clarinet) and Jon Nakamatsu (piano)

 

Program:

JOHANNES BRAHMS: Sonata in F Minor, Op. 120 No. 1 (2nd mvt)

GERALD FINZI: Five Bagatelles (Nos. 1, 2 and 5)

FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN: Fantasy in F Minor, Op. 49

Jon Nakamatsu, piano

CARL MARIA VON WEBER: Grand Duo Concertant in E-flat Major, Op. 48

Aug
5
Thu
Milltown Roadshow in Concert
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm

Historic Deertrees Theatre, “Maine’s Most Enchanting Playhouse”, announces its 85th anniversary summer concert season.  The quintessential performing arts venue, providing entertainment to the Greater Maine region since 1936, presents diverse music offerings for the summer of 2021.  The season also boasts its hallmark theatre series in its broadly scheduled summer, from June through early September, detailed at deertrees-theatre.org.

~  The Salt Lick Café Cabaret Series  ~

Casual evening performances in a 75-seat cabaret setting

Wine and beer cash bar and light bites available at small table seating

Milltown Roadshow

Thursdays, July 8 and August 5, 7:00 pm, tickets are $22

Maine Singer/Songwriter Terry Swett leads the Milltown Roadshow for the Deertrees Salt Lick Cabaret Series.  The five-piece band is based in and around Bridgton, Maine, features a unique blend of “Americana” music drawn from a variety of genres as well as a selection of well-crafted original songs. The band’s diverse repertoire allows it to adapt its performances to a broad audience.  With unsurpassed vocal harmonies and strong instrumentation this sometimes thought-provoking, sometimes emotional, and often energetic group of seasoned professionals are sure to deliver a memorable and positive entertainment experience.  Terry’s songs “My Sweet Maine” is currently being considered for official state recognition as Maine’s Song of the 21st Century!

Deertrees Theatre is committed to keeping its staff, performing artists and audience safe for in-person events and performances, adhering to official Maine venue guidelines, including staff Covid-19 training and compliance, sanitization, distancing, traffic flow, mask and reduced capacity protocols.  All staff, performing artists and crew will be fully vaccinated prior to performances.  For complete details on Deertrees’ safety guidelines, visit Deertrees Theatre Safety Guidelines.

For more information about Deertrees Theatre, to learn more about its wide variety of performances and programs, or to purchase tickets, visit deertrees-theatre.org.

About Deertrees Theatre

Founded in 1936 as an opera house, Deertrees Theatre was built on the site of an old deer run in the forest above the village of Harrison, Maine. Constructed of rose hemlock in the Adirondack style with hand carved fixtures and near perfect acoustics, the theatre has long been home to Broadway-quality entertainment.

Now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the non-profit Deertrees Theatre presents an eclectic offering of theatrical productions and comedies, family entertainment, and a variety of musical concerts during the quintessential summer theater season annually from late June through early September.  As a most active performing arts venue of the Northeast, Deertrees is home to the Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival on Tuesday evenings in July, The Backstage Art Gallery featuring the works of local artists, and The Salt Lick Café, offering cabaret acts, small bites, beer and wine.

Deertrees Theatre is located at 156 Deertrees Road, Harrison, Maine.  For more information, visit deertrees-theatre.org, email deertrees@deertrees.org, or follow Deertrees Theatre on Facebook.

 

Aug
6
Fri
Escher Quartet and Two Jons – Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival – two performances
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival is back on stage, August 3 through 13, 2021. The venerable chamber music festival’s 42nd season features performances by Artistic Directors Jon Manasse and Jon Nakamatsu, the Escher Quartet with Brian Zeger, and Imani Winds. Audiences have their choice of three atmospheric venues: The historic, 300-year-old First Congregational Church in Wellfleet, picturesque Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor’s Center in Eastham, and Cape Cod’s major performing arts hub; the Cotuit Center for the Arts. Year-round residents and summer visitors alike will have the opportunity to enjoy world class performances in nine concerts over two weeks.

The festival kicks off with a concert “In Celebration of Our Audience” performed by Jon Manasse (clarinet) and Jon Nakamatsu (piano). “Our wonderful Festival audience has shown incredible dedication and optimism, despite the difficulties of the past year. We conceived of this first concert as a personal message of gratitude for their support and a celebration of live chamber music returning to the Cape. We are thrilled to offer a season of programs including established masterpieces and exciting discoveries,” says the two artistic directors about the program.

In the interest of public health and safety during the Covid-19 pandemic, concerts will be one hour in length with no intermission, abiding by local guidelines to ensure a safe concert environment. Tickets are available by phone at 508-247-9400 and at capecodchambermusic.org.

Escher Quartet and Two Jons

Friday, August 6, 2021, at 5:00 pm and 7:30 pm EST

Wellfleet First Congregational Church, 200 Main St, Wellfleet

Tickets:  $40 adults, $15 students, youth ages 18 and under admitted for free

Escher Quartet; Jon Manasse (clarinet); Jon Nakamatsu (piano)

 

Program:

SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR: Quintet in F-sharp Minor, Op. 10

ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810 – 1856): Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44

 

 

Aug
7
Sat
Memorize You Song Cycle
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm

Historic Deertrees Theatre, “Maine’s Most Enchanting Playhouse”, announces its 85th anniversary summer concert season.  The quintessential performing arts venue, providing entertainment to the Greater Maine region since 1936, presents diverse music offerings for the summer of 2021.  The season also boasts its hallmark theatre series in its broadly scheduled summer, from June through early September, detailed at deertrees-theatre.org.

~  The Salt Lick Café Cabaret Series  ~

Casual evening performances in a 75-seat cabaret setting

Wine and beer cash bar and light bites available at small table seating

Special Event:  Memorize You Song Cycle

Saturday, August 7, 7:00 pm, tickets are $28, seating is limited

song cy·cle :: noun. A set of related songs, often on a romantic theme,

intended to form a single musical entity

Memorize You is an original song cycle written and composed by Gail Phaneuf.  The songs spin the story of a husband-and-wife relationship complicated by a younger somebody.  This intimate pop musical journey explores the universal experiences of love, betrayal, loss, temptation, passion and growth through three entwined lives.  Deertrees Theatre proudly offers the performance as a world premiere production!

Deertrees Theatre is committed to keeping its staff, performing artists and audience safe for in-person events and performances, adhering to official Maine venue guidelines, including staff Covid-19 training and compliance, sanitization, distancing, traffic flow, mask and reduced capacity protocols.  All staff, performing artists and crew will be fully vaccinated prior to performances.  For complete details on Deertrees’ safety guidelines, visit Deertrees Theatre Safety Guidelines.

For more information about Deertrees Theatre, to learn more about its wide variety of performances and programs, or to purchase tickets, visit deertrees-theatre.org.

About Deertrees Theatre

Founded in 1936 as an opera house, Deertrees Theatre was built on the site of an old deer run in the forest above the village of Harrison, Maine. Constructed of rose hemlock in the Adirondack style with hand carved fixtures and near perfect acoustics, the theatre has long been home to Broadway-quality entertainment.

Now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the non-profit Deertrees Theatre presents an eclectic offering of theatrical productions and comedies, family entertainment, and a variety of musical concerts during the quintessential summer theater season annually from late June through early September.  As a most active performing arts venue of the Northeast, Deertrees is home to the Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival on Tuesday evenings in July, The Backstage Art Gallery featuring the works of local artists, and The Salt Lick Café, offering cabaret acts, small bites, beer and wine.

Deertrees Theatre is located at 156 Deertrees Road, Harrison, Maine.  For more information, visit deertrees-theatre.org, email deertrees@deertrees.org, or follow Deertrees Theatre on Facebook.

 

Aug
10
Tue
Escher Quartet and Brian Zeger – Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival – two performances
Aug 10 @ 5:00 pm

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival is back on stage, August 3 through 13, 2021. The venerable chamber music festival’s 42nd season features performances by Artistic Directors Jon Manasse and Jon Nakamatsu, the Escher Quartet with Brian Zeger, and Imani Winds. Audiences have their choice of three atmospheric venues: The historic, 300-year-old First Congregational Church in Wellfleet, picturesque Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor’s Center in Eastham, and Cape Cod’s major performing arts hub; the Cotuit Center for the Arts. Year-round residents and summer visitors alike will have the opportunity to enjoy world class performances in nine concerts over two weeks.

The festival kicks off with a concert “In Celebration of Our Audience” performed by Jon Manasse (clarinet) and Jon Nakamatsu (piano). “Our wonderful Festival audience has shown incredible dedication and optimism, despite the difficulties of the past year. We conceived of this first concert as a personal message of gratitude for their support and a celebration of live chamber music returning to the Cape. We are thrilled to offer a season of programs including established masterpieces and exciting discoveries,” says the two artistic directors about the program.

In the interest of public health and safety during the Covid-19 pandemic, concerts will be one hour in length with no intermission, abiding by local guidelines to ensure a safe concert environment. Tickets are available by phone at 508-247-9400 and at capecodchambermusic.org.

Escher Quartet and Brian Zeger

Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at 5:00 pm and 7:30 pm EST

Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit

Tickets:  $40 adults, $15 students, youth ages 18 and under admitted for free

Escher Quartet and Brian Zeger (piano)

 

Program:

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK: Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 87

Aug
12
Thu
Free Family Concert – Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival
Aug 12 @ 5:00 pm

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival is back on stage, August 3 through 13, 2021. The venerable chamber music festival’s 42nd season features performances by Artistic Directors Jon Manasse and Jon Nakamatsu, the Escher Quartet with Brian Zeger, and Imani Winds. Audiences have their choice of three atmospheric venues: The historic, 300-year-old First Congregational Church in Wellfleet, picturesque Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor’s Center in Eastham, and Cape Cod’s major performing arts hub; the Cotuit Center for the Arts. Year-round residents and summer visitors alike will have the opportunity to enjoy world class performances in nine concerts over two weeks.

The festival kicks off with a concert “In Celebration of Our Audience” performed by Jon Manasse (clarinet) and Jon Nakamatsu (piano). “Our wonderful Festival audience has shown incredible dedication and optimism, despite the difficulties of the past year. We conceived of this first concert as a personal message of gratitude for their support and a celebration of live chamber music returning to the Cape. We are thrilled to offer a season of programs including established masterpieces and exciting discoveries,” says the two artistic directors about the program.

In the interest of public health and safety during the Covid-19 pandemic, concerts will be one hour in length with no intermission, abiding by local guidelines to ensure a safe concert environment. Tickets are available by phone at 508-247-9400 and at capecodchambermusic.org.

A Family Concert

Thursday, August 12, 2021, at 5:00 pm EST

Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor’s Center Amphitheater, 50 Nauset Road, Eastham

Free Admission

Imani Winds

 

Program:

VALERIE COLEMAN: Afro Blue Mongo Santamaria

SEEN NATHALIE JOACHIM:

Mysterious Flowers

This Old House

Tiny Golden Bells

VALERIE COLEMAN: Traditional Spirituals

Steal Away

Go Tell it on the Mountain

Aug
13
Fri
A Woman’s Perspective – Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival – two performances
Aug 13 @ 5:00 pm

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival is back on stage, August 3 through 13, 2021. The venerable chamber music festival’s 42nd season features performances by Artistic Directors Jon Manasse and Jon Nakamatsu, the Escher Quartet with Brian Zeger, and Imani Winds. Audiences have their choice of three atmospheric venues: The historic, 300-year-old First Congregational Church in Wellfleet, picturesque Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor’s Center in Eastham, and Cape Cod’s major performing arts hub; the Cotuit Center for the Arts. Year-round residents and summer visitors alike will have the opportunity to enjoy world class performances in nine concerts over two weeks.

The festival kicks off with a concert “In Celebration of Our Audience” performed by Jon Manasse (clarinet) and Jon Nakamatsu (piano). “Our wonderful Festival audience has shown incredible dedication and optimism, despite the difficulties of the past year. We conceived of this first concert as a personal message of gratitude for their support and a celebration of live chamber music returning to the Cape. We are thrilled to offer a season of programs including established masterpieces and exciting discoveries,” says the two artistic directors about the program.

In the interest of public health and safety during the Covid-19 pandemic, concerts will be one hour in length with no intermission, abiding by local guidelines to ensure a safe concert environment. Tickets are available by phone at 508-247-9400 and at capecodchambermusic.org.

A Woman’s Perspective

Friday, August 13, 2021, at 5:00 pm and 7:30 pm EST

Wellfleet First Congregational Church, 200 Main Street, Wellfleet

Tickets:  $40 adults, $15 students, youth ages 18 and under admitted for free

Imani Winds

 

Program:

VALERIE COLEMAN: Umoja

RUTH CRAWFORD SEEGER: Suite for Wind Quintet

REENA ESMAIL: The Light is the Same

VALERIE COLEMAN: “Afro-Cuban” Concerto

The Piano Men – The Music of Elton and Billy
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm
The Piano Men, courtesy image

Historic Deertrees Theatre, “Maine’s Most Enchanting Playhouse”, announces its 85th anniversary summer concert season.  The quintessential performing arts venue, providing entertainment to the Greater Maine region since 1936, presents diverse music offerings for the summer of 2021.  The season also boasts its hallmark theatre series in its broadly scheduled summer, from June through early September, detailed at deertrees-theatre.org.

Piano Men – The Music of Elton and Billy

Friday, August 13, 7:30 pm, tickets are $32

What do you get when you combine Elton John and Billy Joel on one stage? A night of Grammy Award® winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducing magic! Piano Men deliver the excitement that only Billy Joel and Elton John together in concert can create. Broadway veteran Craig A. Meyer and Gregory Scott bring these amazing piano men to life in an unbelievable concert featuring the legendary songs of Billy Joel and Elton John accompanied by the explosive Rocket Band. Hits include:  Piano Man, Crocodile Rock, Just the Way You Are, Rocket Man, You May Be Right, Saturday Night’s Alright, Movin’ Out and many, many more.

Deertrees Theatre is committed to keeping its staff, performing artists and audience safe for in-person events and performances, adhering to official Maine venue guidelines, including staff Covid-19 training and compliance, sanitization, distancing, traffic flow, mask and reduced capacity protocols.  All staff, performing artists and crew will be fully vaccinated prior to performances.  For complete details on Deertrees’ safety guidelines, visit Deertrees Theatre Safety Guidelines.

For more information about Deertrees Theatre, to learn more about its wide variety of performances and programs, or to purchase tickets, visit deertrees-theatre.org.

About Deertrees Theatre

Founded in 1936 as an opera house, Deertrees Theatre was built on the site of an old deer run in the forest above the village of Harrison, Maine. Constructed of rose hemlock in the Adirondack style with hand carved fixtures and near perfect acoustics, the theatre has long been home to Broadway-quality entertainment.

Now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the non-profit Deertrees Theatre presents an eclectic offering of theatrical productions and comedies, family entertainment, and a variety of musical concerts during the quintessential summer theater season annually from late June through early September.  As a most active performing arts venue of the Northeast, Deertrees is home to the Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival on Tuesday evenings in July, The Backstage Art Gallery featuring the works of local artists, and The Salt Lick Café, offering cabaret acts, small bites, beer and wine.

Deertrees Theatre is located at 156 Deertrees Road, Harrison, Maine.  For more information, visit deertrees-theatre.org, email deertrees@deertrees.org, or follow Deertrees Theatre on Facebook.

 

Aug
21
Sat
Friends in Song Summer Concert Series
Aug 21 @ 4:00 pm

Friends in Song a cappella vocal ensemble presents “Unclouded Day,”  a touring concert series with performances in Plymouth, Sandwich and Scituate.  The ensemble is directed by William B. Richter.

“Unclouded Day” features a program of uplifting songs performed to inspire renewal in the wake of a pandemic-clouded year, stirring audiences and singers alike.  Repertoire is diverse in genre, united by a “cloudless skies” mindset, conveyed through inspirational lyrics.  Much of the music is rooted in eminent poetry and scribings penned by an eclectic collection of composers and arrangers.  Ballads, spirituals, pop and contemporary a cappella selections includes “I Carry Your Heart” by Connor Koppin, with lyrics from E.E. Cummings poetry, “Grace Before Sleep” by Susan LaBarr with lyrics from the poetry of Sara Teasdale, “You Are the Reason” arranged by Mac Huff, with lyrics and music by Calum Scott, Corey Sanders and Jonathan Maguire, “Fire and Rain,” a Deke Sharon arrangement of the famous James Taylor tune, “My Companion” by Elaine Hagenberg centered in lyrics by Edith Franklin Wyatt, “That Which Remains” by Andrea Ramsey and text by Helen Keller and more.

Friends in Song is an ensemble of 15 vocalists, many professional musicians, who have performed together in friendship and harmony for eleven years.  The group is recognized across the region for their tightly woven harmonies and joyous concerts. Singers from the South Shore and Cape Cod include Diana Barnes, Larry Carlson, Caroline Chapin, Brian Dudley, Todd Herrmann, Lynne Hare, Chris Holl, Kate Holl, Anne Jones, Dan Miot, Michelle McGrath, Music Director William B. Richter, Nathaniel Sides, Anne Smith-White and Sally Tucker.

 

Concert Series Schedule:

Saturday, August 21, 4 pm, First Trinitarian Congregational Church, free will donation

381 Country Way, Scituate, ftccscituate.org

 

Sunday, August 22, 4 pm, The Unitarian Church of Barnstable, $10 admission at the door

3330 Main Street, Barnstable, barnstableuu.org

 

Saturday, August 28, 1 to 3 pm, PorchFest at the Plymouth Waterfront Festival, admission is free

Concert selections performed on the courtyard at Plymouth Center for the Arts,

11 North Street, Plymouth, plymouthguild.org

Presented by Plymouth Bay Cultural District, plymouthbayculture.org

 

For more information or directions to Friends in Song performances, please visit each venue website, or email Michelle McGrath at michelle@mcgrathpr.com.

Aug
22
Sun
Friends in Song Summer Concert Series
Aug 22 @ 4:00 pm

Friends in Song a cappella vocal ensemble presents “Unclouded Day,”  a touring concert series with performances in Plymouth, Sandwich and Scituate.  The ensemble is directed by William B. Richter.

“Unclouded Day” features a program of uplifting songs performed to inspire renewal in the wake of a pandemic-clouded year, stirring audiences and singers alike.  Repertoire is diverse in genre, united by a “cloudless skies” mindset, conveyed through inspirational lyrics.  Much of the music is rooted in eminent poetry and scribings penned by an eclectic collection of composers and arrangers.  Ballads, spirituals, pop and contemporary a cappella selections includes “I Carry Your Heart” by Connor Koppin, with lyrics from E.E. Cummings poetry, “Grace Before Sleep” by Susan LaBarr with lyrics from the poetry of Sara Teasdale, “You Are the Reason” arranged by Mac Huff, with lyrics and music by Calum Scott, Corey Sanders and Jonathan Maguire, “Fire and Rain,” a Deke Sharon arrangement of the famous James Taylor tune, “My Companion” by Elaine Hagenberg centered in lyrics by Edith Franklin Wyatt, “That Which Remains” by Andrea Ramsey and text by Helen Keller and more.

Friends in Song is an ensemble of 15 vocalists, many professional musicians, who have performed together in friendship and harmony for eleven years.  The group is recognized across the region for their tightly woven harmonies and joyous concerts. Singers from the South Shore and Cape Cod include Diana Barnes, Larry Carlson, Caroline Chapin, Brian Dudley, Todd Herrmann, Lynne Hare, Chris Holl, Kate Holl, Anne Jones, Dan Miot, Michelle McGrath, Music Director William B. Richter, Nathaniel Sides, Anne Smith-White and Sally Tucker.

 

Concert Series Schedule:

Saturday, August 21, 4 pm, First Trinitarian Congregational Church, free will donation

381 Country Way, Scituate, ftccscituate.org

 

Sunday, August 22, 4 pm, The Unitarian Church of Barnstable, $10 admission at the door

3330 Main Street, Barnstable, barnstableuu.org

 

Saturday, August 28, 1 to 3 pm, PorchFest at the Plymouth Waterfront Festival, admission is free

Concert selections performed on the courtyard at Plymouth Center for the Arts,

11 North Street, Plymouth, plymouthguild.org

Presented by Plymouth Bay Cultural District, plymouthbayculture.org

 

For more information or directions to Friends in Song performances, please visit each venue website, or email Michelle McGrath at michelle@mcgrathpr.com.

Aug
23
Mon
Pilgrim Festival Chorus Fall Auditions
Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm
Members of Pilgrim Festival Chorus performing in concert, 2017, courtesy image

Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC), the region’s principal not-for-profit community choral ensemble, invites singers from the South Shore area to Open Auditions on Mondays, August 23 and 30, at 6:30 pm. Co-Artistic Directors William B. Richter and Elizabeth Chapman Reilly will welcome newcomers of all skill levels to learn about PFC and audition for vocal placement, if they wish, at Faith Community Church (formerly United Methodist Church), 29 Carver Road, Plymouth.  Rehearsals for the fall season begin at 7 pm immediately following.

In October, PFC performs a special concert, “Pilgrim Journey: Songs of Faith and Courage”, to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower. Originally planned for October 2020, this concert focuses on the faith and courage of the Mayflower’s passengers. The program features the premiere of a specially commissioned work by Massachusetts composer Clifton J. Noble Jr., “Arrived in Safe Harbor”.  Noble worked closely with PFC’s directors to create a work that incorporates texts written by William Bradford (1590-1657), noted Governor of the Plymouth Colony and a signatory of the Mayflower Compact.

Also on the program, a work by American composer, Alice Parker, who is herself a national treasure, having promoted America’s musical heritage over a career that spans decades. PFC’s performs her work “Melodious Accord”, the first in the region in many years. The composition features shape-note singing, a truly unique element of American music, and one that portrays both religious expression and thanksgiving. The program will be accompanied by brass quartet and harp.

Immediately following this performance, PFC launches rehearsals for their annual holiday season concert, “Remembering Christmas Past”The program explores five centuries of seasonal music, including favorites from past concerts.

Rehearsals are regularly held on Monday nights from 7 to 9 pm. The concert “Pilgrim Journey”performs on October 23 and 24; “Remembering Christmas Past”performs on December 4 and 5. All concerts are held at St. Bonaventure Parish, 803 State Road, Plymouth.

Founded in 1999, PFC is an auditioned, volunteer choral ensemble with about 80 active members,

representing all skill levels, dedicated to the performance of diverse genres of choral music. The group

typically performs major concerts each winter and spring, and often a Messiah Sing in December.  Pilgrim Festival Singers, a PFC offshoot ensemble, performs an annual summer concert of lighter music, and occasionally sings at local community events.

For more information about membership and auditions, contact Co-Artistic Director William Richter at 781-789-3343 or email director@pilgrimfestivalchorus.org.  For more information about this season’s schedule and repertoire, please visit the PFC website at pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, email info@pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.

About Pilgrim Festival Chorus

Since 1999, Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC) has served the South Shore as a volunteer, not-for-profit community singing ensemble dedicated to performing choral music in public and private concerts; to providing music education to its members and the public; and to encouraging and promoting the performance of quality choral music. More than 80 vocalists of all adult ages fill out the ensemble. Traditionally, PFC presents a major choral work each spring, holiday season concert performances, annual Messiah Sings in December, and summer concerts featuring pops-style repertoire.  PFC is funded in part by grants from many of the region’s Cultural Councils, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.  PFC performances are produced in part by cooperation with See Plymouth and Plymouth County Commissioners.  For more information about PFC, please visit pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.

Aug
30
Mon
Pilgrim Festival Chorus Fall Auditions
Aug 30 @ 6:30 pm
Members of Pilgrim Festival Chorus performing in concert, 2017, courtesy image

Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC), the region’s principal not-for-profit community choral ensemble, invites singers from the South Shore area to Open Auditions on Mondays, August 23 and 30, at 6:30 pm. Co-Artistic Directors William B. Richter and Elizabeth Chapman Reilly will welcome newcomers of all skill levels to learn about PFC and audition for vocal placement, if they wish, at Faith Community Church (formerly United Methodist Church), 29 Carver Road, Plymouth.  Rehearsals for the fall season begin at 7 pm immediately following.

In October, PFC performs a special concert, “Pilgrim Journey: Songs of Faith and Courage”, to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower. Originally planned for October 2020, this concert focuses on the faith and courage of the Mayflower’s passengers. The program features the premiere of a specially commissioned work by Massachusetts composer Clifton J. Noble Jr., “Arrived in Safe Harbor”.  Noble worked closely with PFC’s directors to create a work that incorporates texts written by William Bradford (1590-1657), noted Governor of the Plymouth Colony and a signatory of the Mayflower Compact.

Also on the program, a work by American composer, Alice Parker, who is herself a national treasure, having promoted America’s musical heritage over a career that spans decades. PFC’s performs her work “Melodious Accord”, the first in the region in many years. The composition features shape-note singing, a truly unique element of American music, and one that portrays both religious expression and thanksgiving. The program will be accompanied by brass quartet and harp.

Immediately following this performance, PFC launches rehearsals for their annual holiday season concert, “Remembering Christmas Past”The program explores five centuries of seasonal music, including favorites from past concerts.

Rehearsals are regularly held on Monday nights from 7 to 9 pm. The concert “Pilgrim Journey”performs on October 23 and 24; “Remembering Christmas Past”performs on December 4 and 5. All concerts are held at St. Bonaventure Parish, 803 State Road, Plymouth.

Founded in 1999, PFC is an auditioned, volunteer choral ensemble with about 80 active members,

representing all skill levels, dedicated to the performance of diverse genres of choral music. The group

typically performs major concerts each winter and spring, and often a Messiah Sing in December.  Pilgrim Festival Singers, a PFC offshoot ensemble, performs an annual summer concert of lighter music, and occasionally sings at local community events.

For more information about membership and auditions, contact Co-Artistic Director William Richter at 781-789-3343 or email director@pilgrimfestivalchorus.org.  For more information about this season’s schedule and repertoire, please visit the PFC website at pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, email info@pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.

About Pilgrim Festival Chorus

Since 1999, Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC) has served the South Shore as a volunteer, not-for-profit community singing ensemble dedicated to performing choral music in public and private concerts; to providing music education to its members and the public; and to encouraging and promoting the performance of quality choral music. More than 80 vocalists of all adult ages fill out the ensemble. Traditionally, PFC presents a major choral work each spring, holiday season concert performances, annual Messiah Sings in December, and summer concerts featuring pops-style repertoire.  PFC is funded in part by grants from many of the region’s Cultural Councils, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.  PFC performances are produced in part by cooperation with See Plymouth and Plymouth County Commissioners.  For more information about PFC, please visit pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.