Feb
11
Sat
South Shore Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensive Dancer Auditions
Feb 11 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

South Shore Ballet Theatre (SSBT), the South Shore’s pre-professional ballet school, announces its “Summer Intensive Dancer Auditions,” on Saturday, February 11, 10:30 am to 12 noon for dancers ages 10 through 18, and 12 noon to 1 pm for dancers ages 7 through 9, at SSBT’s studio, 45 Industrial Park Road, Hingham.

All dancers age 7 through 18 are encouraged to audition for South Shore Ballet Theatre’s popular Summer Intensive programs. Registration is available weekly or as a full-season program, from July 10 through August 4, 9 am to 3 pm weekdays.  The final week of Summer Intensive is Nutcracker-themed, allowing community or SSBT dancers to get a head start preparing for new roles secured for SSBT’s annual holiday season tradition production of “The Nutcracker”.  A program finale performance will be held for students that attend at least three weeks of the program.

Girl dancers arrive wearing black leotard, tights, ballet shoes, pointe shoes (if en pointe), and hair in a bun. Boy dancers arrive wearing a white shirt, black bike shorts or black tights and ballet shoes.

Founded in 2008, South Shore Ballet Theatre is the South Shore region’s pre-professional ballet school featuring world class faculty, training tomorrow’s dancers today!  SSBT’s mission is to provide students and their families with the opportunity to develop an appreciation of ballet and related dance disciplines in a safe and nurturing environment, encouraging students to strive to achieve their fullest potential, regardless of course of study.

The fee to participate in “Summer Intensive Dancer Auditions”  is $20, payable in advance, with a signed waiver, when registering at southshoreballettheatre.com.  To donate to support South Shore Ballet Theatre Foundation’s scholarship program, or for more information about SSBT’s programs, tuition, and performances, visit southshoreballettheatre.com, call 781-312-7224, or follow South Shore Ballet Theatre on social media.

About South Shore Ballet Theatre

Founded in 2008, South Shore Ballet Theatre (SSBT) is the South Shore region’s pre-professional ballet school featuring world class faculty, training tomorrow’s dancers today!  SSBT’s mission is to provide students and their families with the opportunity to develop an appreciation of ballet and related dance disciplines in a safe and nurturing environment, encouraging students to strive to achieve their fullest potential, regardless of course of study.

SSBT students frequently take the performance stage including the beloved full-length production of “The Nutcracker”, their annual Spring Gala and throughout the year collaboratively with local schools and arts programs, sharing the appreciation of dance with the local community.

SSBT staff are committed to supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. All students are welcome regardless of appearance, gender, race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or disability. SSBT maintains an open-door policy so that all individuals may join the SSBT community and share this art form.

SSBT’s programs include American Ballet Theatre’s (ABT®) National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough nine-level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development.  The National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels.

For more information about South Shore Ballet Theatre, its programs, tuition, scholarships, and performances, visit SouthShoreBalletTheatre.com, call 781-312-7224, or follow South Shore Ballet Theatre on social media.

Mar
24
Fri
4th Annual Spring Juried Art Show at The James Library
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm
Painting by Tina Watson, best in show winner, Juried Art Exhibition 2022, courtesy image

Open House Art Gallery Opening:  Friday, March 24, 1 to 6 pm

Exhibition Dates:  On view from March 24 through April 29

Admission:  Free and open to the public during business hours

Welcoming artists of all levels and art of all mediums. Ruthie Holland Tredwell, Juror, is Founder & Executive Director of Emerge Foundation for Contemporary Art. Cash awards to best in show, second place, and third place. Full prospectus can be viewed at jameslibrary.org. Sponsored by The Frame Center, the Cordelia Family Foundation, and in part by grants from Hingham, Scituate and Norwell Cultural Councils, local agencies supported by Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

For more information about The James Library’s programs and events, please call 781-659-7100, visit jameslibrary.org or follow The James Library on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About the James Library & Center for the Arts

Since 1874, The James Library has served the South Shore community as a warm gathering place. Housed in a landmark Victorian in historical Norwell Center, The James is dedicated to serving the community by providing high-quality programs, resources and materials through a concert hall, art gallery and the operation of a free lending library. As an independent, non-profit arts center we foster a mission for the creation, appreciation, and enjoyment of the arts for residents of all ages on the South Shore, while preserving the historic character of our home. The James Library is located at 24 West Street, Norwell and is open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 5 pm and on Saturday from 11 to 1 pm. For more information, please call 781-659-7100, visit jameslibrary.org or follow The James Library on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Apr
29
Sat
Pilgrim Festival Chorus: Israel in Egypt
Apr 29 @ 7:30 pm

St. Bonaventure Parish, 803 State Road, Plymouth

Tickets:  $25 for adults, $20 for senior citizens and $15 for students over 14

Children ages 14 and under are admitted free 

Chorus, soloists, and orchestra co-directed by William B. Richter and Elizabeth Chapman Reilly

George Frideric Handel, one of the great composers of the Baroque period, composed “Israel in Egypt” in 1738. After his “Messiah,” it is considered his most popular oratorio. With his extraordinary penchant for storytelling, Handel unfolds “Israel in Egypt” as the heroic, biblical story of Moses leading the Israelites as they escaped from captivity in Egypt. With dramatic artistry, Handel depicts the ten plagues visited upon the Egyptians and the crossing of the Red Sea. Notable for its use of its thunderous choruses, the work also includes several arias, performed in these concerts by PFC singer soloists.

Tickets for “Israel in Egypt” are $25 for adults, $20 for senior citizens, and $15 for students over 14. Children ages 14 and under are admitted for free. Tickets may be purchased in advance at pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, or from PFC members. Tickets are also available at the door, limited to venue capacity. Pilgrim Festival Chorus considers the safety of its members and audience a highest priority. Masks are currently optional. Any changes to this policy will be posted on PFC’s website prior to performances.

Pilgrim Festival Chorus is a volunteer, not-for-profit choral ensemble dedicated to presenting diverse choral works that educate, enrich, and engage both its members and its audiences. PFC is funded in part by grants from a number 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 P

Apr
30
Sun
Pilgrim Festival Chorus: Israel in Egypt
Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm

St. Bonaventure Parish, 803 State Road, Plymouth

Tickets:  $25 for adults, $20 for senior citizens and $15 for students over 14

Children ages 14 and under are admitted free 

Chorus, soloists, and orchestra co-directed by William B. Richter and Elizabeth Chapman Reilly

George Frideric Handel, one of the great composers of the Baroque period, composed “Israel in Egypt” in 1738. After his “Messiah,” it is considered his most popular oratorio. With his extraordinary penchant for storytelling, Handel unfolds “Israel in Egypt” as the heroic, biblical story of Moses leading the Israelites as they escaped from captivity in Egypt. With dramatic artistry, Handel depicts the ten plagues visited upon the Egyptians and the crossing of the Red Sea. Notable for its use of its thunderous choruses, the work also includes several arias, performed in these concerts by PFC singer soloists.

Tickets for “Israel in Egypt” are $25 for adults, $20 for senior citizens, and $15 for students over 14. Children ages 14 and under are admitted for free. Tickets may be purchased in advance at pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, or from PFC members. Tickets are also available at the door, limited to venue capacity. Pilgrim Festival Chorus considers the safety of its members and audience a highest priority. Masks are currently optional. Any changes to this policy will be posted on PFC’s website prior to performances.

Pilgrim Festival Chorus is a volunteer, not-for-profit choral ensemble dedicated to presenting diverse choral works that educate, enrich, and engage both its members and its audiences. PFC is funded in part by grants from a number 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 P

May
6
Sat
40th Anniversary Choral Concert: Tribulations, Forgiveness, and Eternal Rest
May 6 @ 4:00 pm

Saturday, May 6, 4 pm, Mashpee High School, 500 Old Barnstable Road, Mashpee

Sunday, May 7, 4 pm, Scituate Center for the Performing Arts, 606 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy. (Rte. 3A), Scituate

Tickets:  $25 adults, youth ages 18 and under are admitted free 

Cape Cod Chorale and Choral Art Society of the South Shore choral ensembles, soloists and orchestra conducted by Artistic Director/Conductor Danica A. Buckley

In celebration of Cape Cod Chorale’s 40th anniversary, the chorus, collaborating with Choral Art Society of the South Shore, an orchestra, and professional soloists, present the spring concert “Tribulations, Forgiveness, and Eternal Rest.”  The performance features a program of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Requiem”, “Hiob” (Job), a cantata by Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, composed in 1831, performed as a regional premiere.

Founded in 1983, Cape Cod Chorale, a 65-member non-auditioned community chorus, draws singers from middle and upper Cape Cod, from Chatham to Falmouth, truly representing the Cape Cod singing community. The Chorale promotes the beauty of choral music and provides people who love to sing the opportunity to raise their voices in harmony. For more information, visit capecodchorale.org.

Founded in 1958, Choral Art Society of the South Shore, a welcoming, 50-member non-auditioned chorus of all ages engages, inspires, and enriches its South Shore-based members and greater community by pursuing excellence through a wide-range of challenging musical programs. The chorus, which rehearses in Scituate, is dedicated to the performance of all genres of choral music, from Renaissance to 21st century. For more information, visit choralartsociety.org.

May
7
Sun
40th Anniversary Choral Concert: Tribulations, Forgiveness, and Eternal Rest
May 7 @ 4:00 pm

Saturday, May 6, 4 pm, Mashpee High School, 500 Old Barnstable Road, Mashpee

Sunday, May 7, 4 pm, Scituate Center for the Performing Arts, 606 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy. (Rte. 3A), Scituate

Tickets:  $25 adults, youth ages 18 and under are admitted free 

Cape Cod Chorale and Choral Art Society of the South Shore choral ensembles, soloists and orchestra conducted by Artistic Director/Conductor Danica A. Buckley

In celebration of Cape Cod Chorale’s 40th anniversary, the chorus, collaborating with Choral Art Society of the South Shore, an orchestra, and professional soloists, present the spring concert “Tribulations, Forgiveness, and Eternal Rest.”  The performance features a program of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Requiem”, “Hiob” (Job), a cantata by Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, composed in 1831, performed as a regional premiere.

Founded in 1983, Cape Cod Chorale, a 65-member non-auditioned community chorus, draws singers from middle and upper Cape Cod, from Chatham to Falmouth, truly representing the Cape Cod singing community. The Chorale promotes the beauty of choral music and provides people who love to sing the opportunity to raise their voices in harmony. For more information, visit capecodchorale.org.

Founded in 1958, Choral Art Society of the South Shore, a welcoming, 50-member non-auditioned chorus of all ages engages, inspires, and enriches its South Shore-based members and greater community by pursuing excellence through a wide-range of challenging musical programs. The chorus, which rehearses in Scituate, is dedicated to the performance of all genres of choral music, from Renaissance to 21st century. For more information, visit choralartsociety.org.

May
21
Sun
A History of Paragon Park with Chris Haraden
May 21 @ 3:00 pm

Writer Chris Haraden shares his stories of literally growing up in the shadow of Paragon Park’s Giant Coaster.  From his home on the hill behind the park, Chris learned the stories of Paragon, and the broader scope of Hull’s history, from his grandfather, a park employee best known for walking the tracks of the roller coaster each morning before the gates opened.  Chris’s first job was in the penny arcade, where he might have embellished his age to be hired and where met his future wife, Marilyn – one of the many love stories that began on the shores of Nantasket Beach.

In addition to compiling a history of Paragon Park, he wrote ‘Storm of the Century: New England’s Great Blizzard of 1978” and contributed to “Hull & Nantasket Beach: Then & Now.” He is a writer for The Hull Times and serves on the Advisory Board of the Friends of the Paragon Carousel.  Sponsored by Napier Financial and the Hull Cultural Council. Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students

For more information about The James Library’s programs and events, please call 781-659-7100, visit jameslibrary.org or follow The James Library on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About the James Library & Center for the Arts

Since 1874, The James Library has served the South Shore community as a warm gathering place. Housed in a landmark Victorian in historical Norwell Center, The James is dedicated to serving the community by providing high-quality programs, resources and materials through a concert hall, art gallery and the operation of a free lending library. As an independent, non-profit arts center we foster a mission for the creation, appreciation, and enjoyment of the arts for residents of all ages on the South Shore, while preserving the historic character of our home. The James Library is located at 24 West Street, Norwell and is open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 5 pm and on Saturday from 11 to 1 pm. For more information, please call 781-659-7100, visit jameslibrary.org or follow The James Library on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.