The Meetinghouse Concert and Lecture Series.

Frankestein, Bach, MLK, Climate Change, and so much more.

We have an exciting schedule of events focusing on civil rights, humanity, the arts, our environment & effective action. We’ll be posting our full schedule of events soon.

Bach Birthday Concert

Bach Birthday Concert

Saturday, March 21, 2020 7:30pm The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation celebrates the music of Johann Sebastian Bach with an orchestral concert on Saturday, March 21st at 7:30pm, the 335th anniversary of the composer’s birth. The Bach Birthday Concert is performed by the Appleton Consort, led by Mark Dupere, and played on period instruments. Highlights of the performance include Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3, the Violin Concerto in A minor, and the Harpsichord Concerto No. 5. The evening concludes with a performance of Bach’s ever popular Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major. The ensemble, as Bach originally scored it, includes two hunting horns, three oboes, bassoon, violin piccolo, strings, and continuo. Don’t miss this spectacular evening of music by the beloved composer in the Gloucester Meetinghouse, one of the region’s finest concert venues. Tickets available online and at the door.

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The Endurance of Hope

The Endurance of Hope

Sunday, April 19, 2020 2:43pm In a second annual partnership event, the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation and Temple Ahavat Achim present a Yom HaShoah or Holocaust Remembrance Day program on Sunday, April 19 at 2:00pm. The program includes the world premiere of a new work, The Grip of Evil: the Endurance of Hope, by American composer Leslie Steinweiss, commissioned for the occasion. Music by clarinetist Stephen Bates, a performance by the Radlberger Ensemble of Gideon Klein’s String Trio, written at the Theresienstadt concentration camp, a reading by Holocaust Legacy Fellow Gillian Pergament, and  Holocaust-related stories by storyteller Judith Black, complete the program. A Kosher brunch held at Temple Ahavat Achim begins at noon. Following the brunch, the audience will walk together to the Gloucester Meetinghouse, corner of Middle and Church Streets, for the 2:00pm program of readings and music in remembrance of the Holocaust of 1933-1945.

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