Past Concerts, Lectures and Symposiums.

Here are the past events from both our Concert and Lecture Series.

The Rhiannon Hurst Quartet

The Rhiannon Hurst Quartet

Concert to benefit The Open Door

July 19, 2024 6:00pm Rhiannon Hurst earned some serious respect in the jazz world even before she graduated high school. She won 2nd place in the Berklee International High School Jazz Singer’s Showcase and was one of four graduating seniors to receive the Excellence in Music Award from the Massachusetts Music Educators Association. She was the recipient of a prestigious 2021 National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) award in jazz voice for her caliber of artistic achievement. Her professional engagements have ranged from Boston’s Symphony Hall and the State Room to the North Shore’s favorite restaurants. With Matthew Walsh on Bass and Saxophone, Emmett Price IV on drums, and Jace Mason on guitar.

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The Headlands

The Headlands

Concert to benefit Backyard Growers

July 12, 2024 6:00pm With their exciting three-part vocals that put their stamp on whichever musical genre they choose, HEADLANDS has been playing at clubs, restaurants, outdoor festivals and private events since 2017. Whether an acoustic trio or a full-blown rock band with percussion, fiddle and horns, you can be sure HEADLANDS treat their audiences to thrilling harmonies, tight arrangements, and humor! 

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The John Baboian Guitar Ensemble

The John Baboian Guitar Ensemble

Concert to benefit Pathways for Children

July 05, 2024 6:00pm The John Baboian Ensemble with vocalist Sandi Bedrosian. Well known as an accomplished guitarist and composer in jazz and swing circles, John Baboian is equally at home in the classical, blues, rock, R&B, Latin, and world music traditions. He has performed all over the world and has shared the stage with a who’s who of music industry legends. His work has been featured on a number of popular television series and more than 20 recordings. As an educator for more than 40 years, Baboian has inspired and trained a generation of aspiring musicians. An audience favorite, Baboian and his ensemble, several of whom are fellow faculty members from the Berklee College of Music, have traditionally opened the Music on Meetinghouse Green series. Sandi Bedrosian is well known as a lead vocalist and director in a wide range of musical styles and has opened for some of today’s hottest stars. She has performed coast to coast and throughout Europe and her repertoire includes musical productions, theater, and opera.

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Finding Armenia

Finding Armenia

May 18, 2024 3:00pm On Saturday, May 18th at 3:00pm the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation will present the premiere North Shore screening of ‘Finding Armenia’ by noted Gloucester resident, documentary photographer and filmmaker Nubar Alexanian in the sanctuary of the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church.

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Gloucester Speaks

Gloucester Speaks

May 17, 2024 7:00pm On Friday, May 17th at 7pm the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church and the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation proudly host Shep Abbott’s film ‘Gloucester Speaks,’ in collaboration with the Cape Ann Community Cinema, in the Church sanctuary. This will be the premiere screening of the epic documentary film in Gloucester.

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Silent Voices Remembered

Silent Voices Remembered

May 02, 2024 7:30pm On Thursday, May 2nd at 7:30pm the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation and Temple Ahavat Achim will jointly host the Essex Piano Trio in a concert called ‘Silent Voices Remembered’ in the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church. This is the third in a semi-annual series for the worldwide day of commemoration of the Holocaust, Yom Hashoah.

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Health Care Symposium

Health Care Symposium

April 13, 2024 1:30pm On Saturday afternoon, April 13th at 1:30pm the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation will host a symposium called Navigating Health Care on Cape Ann. The event is an interactive way for everyone in our community to learn more about how to access services in a variety of situations.

We all have friends or family members who are struggling with health problems, health care insurance, or getting medical appointments.  Knowing whom to call and understanding the available resources in our community can resolve many of these issues or prevent serious illness. A school age child with acute anxiety, an older friend living alone who suddenly feels tired and run-down, a friend who might have an addiction problem, a recent arrival who needs to change their insurance plan and find a primary care doctor—these are just some of the situations that will be addressed in the April 13 symposium. Hearing news stories about hospital closures, crowded emergency rooms and nursing shortages can also cause worry or confusion.  The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation has invited representatives of the organizations providing health care to our community to make presentations and answer your questions.

Our speakers will include Paul Lundberg (Trustee, AGH/Beverly Hospitals), Dominique Hurley (Gloucester’s Director of Public Health), Margaret Brennan, MPH (President and CEO of North Shore Community Health – Gloucester Family Health Center), and Kimberly Perryman, MMHC, RN, NEA-BC (Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Beverly Hospital), followed by an audience Q&A session.

After a break for refreshments, the second half of the program will offer a panel discussion with real-world scenarios of health and medical care challenges that people often experience in our communities. The panel will be moderated by Dick Prouty, and will include Vivian Argento, MD (Geriatric Medicine), Jason Andree, PharmD (Vice President of Addison Gilbert Hospital), John Morris (President of Beauport Ambulance), Brian Orr, MD (Brian Orr Pediatrics), Amy Kamm, MSW (Director of Mental Health & Social-Emotional Learning in the Gloucester Public Schools) and Stacy Reilly, RN (Nurse Manager at Senior Care, Inc.).  This will be followed by an audience Q&A session facilitated by Karen Bell and Heather Atwood.

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Bach Birthday Concert

Bach Birthday Concert

March 21, 2024 7:30pm On Thursday evening, March 21st at 7:30pm the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation will host its annual concert celebrating the birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach performed by The Bach Project at Ashmont Hill Chamber Music, Andrew Sheranian, Artistic Director. The program features the Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 (BWV 1050), the Prelude and Fugue in B minor for organ solo (BWV 544), and the humorous Coffee Cantata, ‘Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht’ (BWV 211).

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MLK Day Celebration

MLK Day Celebration

January 15, 2024 2:00pm

The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation’s MLK Day event will feature Renée Graham, Boston Globe Associate editor and Columnist as the keynote speaker on Monday, January 15th. After her talk there will be time for audience Q&A followed by an intermission with light refreshments.

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New Orleans Jazz New Year's

New Orleans Jazz New Year's

December 29, 2023 7:30pm Celebrate the beginning of New Year’s weekend on Friday, December 29th, in the historic Gloucester Meetinghouse with the Good Old Salty Jazz Band playing New Orleans Jazz and Swing Style favorite tunes of the holiday season. This group of legendary local musicians will delight you with their fantastic sound!

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Musicians of the Old Post Road: Holiday Chamber Music

Musicians of the Old Post Road: Holiday Chamber Music

December 07, 2023 7:30pm The Musicians of the Old Post Road return to the historic Meetinghouse for their seventh consecutive year to perform a program called ‘Heavenly Baroque Christmas.’ The Thursday-evening, candlelit concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, located at the corner of Middle and Church Streets in Gloucester (GPS 50 Middle Street). An easily accessible side entrance with an elevator is at 10 Church Street.

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Religious Freedom Symposium

Religious Freedom Symposium

November 18, 2023 2:00pm This three-part program was created for Gloucester’s 400th Anniversary Celebration to share the remarkable story of Rev. John Murray, his Gloucester Universalists followers, and how they influenced the guarantee of religious liberty in First Amendment to the US Constitution.

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A Night of Silent Movies with Peter Krasinski

A Night of Silent Movies with Peter Krasinski

October 28, 2023 7:30pm Peter Krasinski, maestro of the pipe organ, accompanies two silent movie classics for Halloween in the Meetinghouse.

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Fifth Annual Classic Car Show

Fifth Annual Classic Car Show

October 14, 2023 10:00am Due to the rainy weather predictions, our fifth annual Cape Ann Classic Cars on the Green is being postponed one week until Saturday October 14th, from 10am to 2pm. Please join us for a day of family fun with beautiful vintage cars displayed on the green in front of the Meetinghouse.

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Alek Razdan and his Jazz Ensemble

Alek Razdan and his Jazz Ensemble

Concert to benefit Gloucester Meetinghouse

September 08, 2023 6:00pm The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation welcomes Alek Razdan and Ensemble bringing their unique style of cool jazz to our music festival’s final concert. Local Rockport tenor saxophonist Alek Razdan started his musical career at the age of 6. Not only is he the lead saxophonist with his own jazz ensemble, Razdan plays with the five-time Grammy-nominated group Roomful of Blues. He also performs with the American Symphony of Soul and the A-Train Orchestra. With a full schedule of concert performances, he has found the time to self-produce three albums.

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What Time Is It, Mr. Fox?

What Time Is It, Mr. Fox?

Concert to benefit North Shore Health Project

September 01, 2023 6:00pm Singer/songwriter 3rian King and the musicians of What Time Is It Mr. Fox? deliver an electrifying performance with an evening of smoky cabaret, neo-soul, and acoustic noir. Well known in Boston’s underground cabaret scene, What Time Is It Mr. Fox? has earned a loyal following with frequent performances in New York City and tours across the United States. Their original songs feature rich lyrical imagery that explore love, spirituality, sexuality, and identity, and their performances are infused with energy, honesty, and emotional authenticity. Their unique brand of music and performance art has been adopted by popular singers, filmmakers, and repertory theaters. Band members include: 3rian King, voice, piano, and acoustic guitar; Nathan Cohen, violin, trumpet, voice; Dennis Monagle, drums; Renee Dupuis, voice, keys, and melodica; and Joe Cardoza, upright bass.

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HYE Fusion, Middle Eastern Band

HYE Fusion, Middle Eastern Band

Concert to benefit Action, Inc.

August 25, 2023 6:00pm This trio of classically trained musicians blends Western jazz favorites with the irresistible rhythms and melodies of their Middle Eastern backgrounds for a thrilling evening of East-meets-West fusion. Get ready for an unforgettable evening as these three virtuoso musicians take you on a unique musical journey that will have you dancing in the aisles. Mal Barsamian is a multi-talented instrumentalist equally skilled on classical and rhythm guitars, clarinet, saxophone, and the traditional Middle Eastern oud. Harry Bedrossian is a classically trained concert pianist who has embraced the Jazz tradition through the work of Oscar Petersen and Bill Evans. He is also an accomplished oud player. Charles Dermenjian is a talented percussionist who has shared the stage with a number of jazz greats and performed extensively both nationally and internationally. He plays the doumbek, a traditional percussion instrument common throughout Middle Eastern cultures.

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Willie Alexander’s Persistence of Memory Orchestra

Willie Alexander’s Persistence of Memory Orchestra

Concert to benefit The Grace Center

August 18, 2023 6:00pm Willie Alexander, punk music legend, musical innovator, and artistic icon, returns to Music on Meetinghouse Green with his band for a rocking evening. Gloucester’s own Willie ‘Loco’ Alexander shares his legendary talent as a singer, songwriter and keyboardist. With his roots in Boston’s punk rock scene of the 70’s and 80’s, Willie’s musical career has flourished for more than 50 years. Whether as a band member with the Lost, Bagatelle, Grass Menagerie and the post-Lou Reed Velvet Underground, or as front man for his own series of bands, Willie’s enduring popularity is a reflection of his unique musical voice and artistic vision. A true artist, Willie has expanded his work to other mediums including soundtracks for local filmmaker Henry Ferrini, collage and painting.

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Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band

Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band

Concert to benefit HAWC

August 11, 2023 6:00pm Praised by critics both individually and collectively for their virtuosity and passion for Klezmer music, the five musicians of Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band return for the eighth season of Music on Meetinghouse Green. Their repertoire includes traditional instrumental renditions and original compositions of Klezmer-inspired music as well as songs in Yiddish and English. A favorite of local audiences, they have played at the Kennedy Center and Yidstock, and continue to build an international following with their performance at the Third Biennial International Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam where they received the Audience Pick Award. The five performers feature Abigale Reisman on violin and vocals; Jonathan Cannon on violin; Kristen Lamb on double bass and vocals; Nat Seelen on clarinet, and Pete Fanelli on trombone. An accomplished violinist and composer, Abigale Reisman is the music director at Temple Ahavat Achim in Gloucester.

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Culture Splash

Culture Splash

August 10, 2023 4:00pm This is a multi-media afternoon event offering narrated historical tours including a demonstration of the 1893 pipe organ, an art show in the foyer, and live music by the Cape Ann Big Band Ensemble.

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THE RHIANNON HURST AND STEVE LACEY QUARTET

THE RHIANNON HURST AND STEVE LACEY QUARTET

Concert to benefit The Open Door

July 28, 2023 6:00pm Cape Ann couldn’t be more proud of these rising stars who share their exceptional talent in an evening of unforgettable jazz. Rhiannon Hurst earned some serious respect in the jazz world even before she graduated high school. She won 2nd place in the Berklee International High School Jazz Singer’s Showcase and was one of four graduating seniors to receive the Excellence in Music Award from the Massachusetts Music Educators Association. She was the recipient of a prestigious 2021 National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) award in jazz voice for her caliber of artistic achievement. Her professional engagements have ranged from Boston’s Symphony Hall and the State Room to the North Shore’s favorite restaurants.

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Alex Minasian Jazz Quartet

Alex Minasian Jazz Quartet

Concert to benefit TownGreen

July 21, 2023 6:00pm Alex Minasian, acclaimed jazz pianist and impresario, brings his quartet to Music on Meetinghouse Green. Alex Minasian quickly earned the attention of the music world for his performances at the country’s most famous jazz venues including the Blue Note, Birdland, Village Vanguard, and The Apollo Theater. His brilliant career has found him sharing the stage with jazz legends James Ingram, Arturo Sandoval, Marilyn McCoo, Joe Pesci, Hank Jones, Clark Terry, and many others. He has also headlined important jazz celebrations including the Rochester Jazz Festival and performed at the Montreal Jazz Festival and the Istanbul Jazz Festival. New York City audiences will find him performing weekly at the iconic Tavern on the Green restaurant. He has been featured in Yerevan Magazine, a Los Angeles-based publication promoting Armenian news and culture. Minasian teams up with bassist Brandi Disterheft, drummer Joe Farnsworth, and saxophonist Bill Pierce for their return appearance at the Music on Meetinghouse Green summer music concerts.

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The Goddesses

The Goddesses

Concert to benefit Backyard Growers

July 14, 2023 6:00pm Gloucester’s own Goddesses light up the night with an evening of classic rock ‘n roll. Dust off your best dance moves and get ready for a spectacular musical evening featuring the high-powered Goddesses rocking out the best-of-the-best classic rock ‘n roll tunes. Their repertoire spans the roots of rock to its pinnacle and beyond and the Goddesses deliver a non-stop performance that will have you on your feet, singing along, and wanting more. Headlined by powerhouse couple Tony and Samantha Goddess on vocals and electric guitar, the Goddesses features Dave Sag on bass, Steve Chaggaris on drums, and John Cameron on keys.

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The John Baboian Guitar Ensemble

The John Baboian Guitar Ensemble

Concert to benefit Pathways for Children

July 07, 2023 6:00pm The John Baboian Ensemble with vocalist Sandi Bedrosian. Well known as an accomplished guitarist and composer in jazz and swing circles, John Baboian is equally at home in the classical, blues, rock, R&B, Latin, and world music traditions. He has performed all over the world and has shared the stage with a who’s who of music industry legends. His work has been featured on a number of popular television series and more than 20 recordings. As an educator for more than 40 years, Baboian has inspired and trained a generation of aspiring musicians. An audience favorite, Baboian and his ensemble, several of whom are fellow faculty members from the Berklee College of Music, have traditionally opened the Music on Meetinghouse Green series. Sandi Bedrosian is well known as a lead vocalist and director in a wide range of musical styles and has opened for some of today’s hottest stars. She has performed coast to coast and throughout Europe and her repertoire includes musical productions, theater, and opera.

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Fly Me to the Moon

Fly Me to the Moon

May 21, 2023 3:30pm On Sunday, May 21, at 3:30 p.m., the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation presents a unique program featuring stunning images captured by the James Webb Space Telescope, with narration by noted broadcaster Dana Hersey, and live improvised accompaniment by organ maestro Peter Krasinski. Descriptions of the space images were written by Rob Newton, creator of the Cape Ann Cinema. The program opens with the hilarious 1902 silent movie, “Trip to the Moon,” by French director Georges Me̒lies, and is considered to be one of the first science fiction films. The event will be held at the Gloucester Meetinghouse, corner of Middle and Church Streets, and projected on a large screen in the darkened room. The Foundation specializes in offering family-friendly programs that are not available anywhere else for the entertainment and good of the whole Cape Ann Community.

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The Color Of Light

The Color Of Light

April 23, 2023 3:30pm The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation welcomes Heather Atwood on Sunday, April 23 at 3:30 pm in the historic 1806 Meetinghouse, corner of Middle and Church Streets, as she presents the stories of Cape Ann artists and their contribution to the vibrant artistic tradition of the region in a series of narrated videos. In collaboration with Cape Ann Cinema, Atwood’s videos will be projected upon a large screen inside the darkened Meetinghouse.

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Extravaganza for Four Harpsichords & Strings

Extravaganza for Four Harpsichords & Strings

March 19, 2023 3:30pm Four virtuoso harpsichordists, Elliot Figg, Frances Fitch, Lenora McCroskey and Peter Sykes will be joined by the period string ensemble ‘Arpeggione’ to present our annual birthday celebration concert in honor of Johann Sebastian Bach. They will perform the rarely-heard Concerto in C-major and Concerto in D-minor by Bach for three harpsichords and strings, the Banchetto Musicale, No. 1 by Johann Hermann Schein for strings and harpsichord continuo, plus an extremely-rare performance of the Concerto in A-minor for four harpsichords by Bach, adapted from Vivaldi.

This concert is co-sponsored by H. Woody Brock and Scobie Ward as part of the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation’s Autumn-Winter-Spring Series. We are committed to presenting musical, cultural and civic events for entertainment and betterment of the Cape Ann community that are not available anywhere else. The sound of four harpsichords and the string ensemble in the spacious, warm and clear acoustics of the Meetinghouse will delight the audience with a unique a musical feast.

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Organ Concert by Joonho Park

Organ Concert by Joonho Park

February 11, 2023 7:30pm Joonho Park, Korean organ virtuoso, will perform a wide-ranging program of great pieces on the 1893 Hutchings-Fisk pipe organ on Saturday, February 11 at 7:30pm in the historic (1806) Gloucester Meetinghouse. He will display the many tone colors and sonorities of this fine instrument in works of Gigout, Bach, Fauré, Mendelssohn, Dupré, Mozart, Liszt and Vierne. His previous Gloucester performance was in 2017, performing a stunning all-Bach program. Cape Ann welcomes him back to the Gloucester Meetinghouse as part of an international concert tour.

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MLK Day Celebration

MLK Day Celebration

January 16, 2023 2:00pm The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation hosted cartoonist, rapper, social activist, author, and educator, Keith Knight, creator of The Knight Life, K Chronicles, (Th)ink, and co-creator of the television series Woke. Through his art, Knight raises topics of race and identity with edge and humor to foster civic dialogue and raise awareness of racial illiteracy. His work is published worldwide and features Knight’s candid take on current events as they relate to race relations in the United States.

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A Big Band Holiday

A Big Band Holiday

December 18, 2022 7:00pm SWING INTO THE HOLIDAYS WITH THE CAPE ANN BIG BAND! The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation welcomes the Cape Ann Big Band and guest vocalists in a magical evening of holiday music at the Gloucester Meetinghouse at the corner of Middle and Church Streets.

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American Originals: A Moravian Christmas

American Originals: A Moravian Christmas

December 17, 2022 7:30pm The Musicians of the Old Post Road will present their 6th holiday concert in the Meetinghouse on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 7:30pm called “A Moravian Christmas.’ Founded by Artistic Directors Suzanne Stumpf and Daniel Ryan, the ensemble takes its name from its acclaimed concert series, originally entitled Old Post Road Historic Concerts. The group brings period instrument performances to historical buildings such as meetinghouses, churches, mansions, and museums.

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Planning for Reality: Climate Change and Downtown Gloucester

Planning for Reality: Climate Change and Downtown Gloucester

November 19, 2022 1:00pm Our annual symposium on a topic of community concern is coming up soon on Saturday, November 19, in the Meetinghouse from 1-4pm in collaboration with TownGreen, a non-profit that has promoted climate mitigation and adaptation strategies on Cape Ann since 2015

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An Afternoon at the Silent Movies!

An Afternoon at the Silent Movies!

October 30, 2022 3:00pm Bring the whole family to the Gloucester Meetinghouse for an entertaining afternoon of classic silent movies with live keyboard accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis.

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4th Annual Car Show

4th Annual Car Show

October 08, 2022 9:00am New Date: Saturday, October 8th we will host our third annual car show called CAPE ANN CLASSIC CARS ON THE GREEN from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Please join us for a day of family fun with beautiful vintage cars displayed on the green in front of the Meetinghouse.

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HYE Fusion, Middle Eastern Band

HYE Fusion, Middle Eastern Band

Concert to benefit The Gloucester Meetinghouse

September 09, 2022 6:00pm HYE FUSION is comprised of an American born trio of well seasoned musicians who perform the music of all of the Middle East integrated with Western Jazz Standards, resulting in a dynamic synergy of melodies and rhythms, employing both current and traditional instrumentation.

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What Time Is It, Mr. Fox?

What Time Is It, Mr. Fox?

Concert to benefit North Shore Health Project

September 02, 2022 6:00pm Led by the gender-defying voice of 3rian King, the ensemble delivers their own brand smoky cabaret, neo-soul and acoustic noir, sounding something like Tom Waits and Amy Winehouse performing in a French cafe. What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? is known for its original songs which marry rich lyrical imagery with a cinematic sensibility, exploring themes of love, spirituality, sexuality, and identity. Whether stripped down for acoustic coffeehouses and living room concerts or immersive multimedia shows in clubs and theaters, Mr. Fox brings honesty, energy, and emotional authenticity to every performance.

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Willie Alexander’s Persistence of Memory Orchestra

Willie Alexander’s Persistence of Memory Orchestra

Concert to benefit The Grace Center

August 19, 2022 6:00pm From the Lost, a 60′s garage-band that made a couple of records for Capitol, to the psychedelic late-60′s Bagatelle, to a brief stint in the post-Lou Reed Velvet Underground, the Boom Boom Band in the punk 70′s, which recorded for MCA, to an introspective take on the 80′s recording for the French label New Rose, and renewed band energy in the 90′s with the Persistence of Memory Orchestra, Willie has maintained a consistently high level of emotional and artistic integrity.

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The Goddesses

The Goddesses

Concert to benefit HAWC

August 12, 2022 6:00pm Gloucester’s own Goddesses light up the night with an evening of classic rock ‘n roll at the corner of Middle and Church Streets at 6:00 p.m.

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Rhiannon Hurst and Quartet

Rhiannon Hurst and Quartet

Concert to benefit The Open Door

July 29, 2022 6:00pm Rhiannon Kaela Hurst, an award-winning vocalist at the age of 16, has set her heart on making music. Rhiannon works professionally with Big Bands and Combos of various sizes, performing at venues ranging from Symphony Hall and the State Room in Boston to local homey restaurants. Rhiannon competed in Regional, National, and International Competitions winning Vocalist Awards at each. In the final year of the Berklee International High School Jazz Singer’s Showcase, Rhiannon won 2nd place in this competition as a H.S. Sophomore. Rhiannon was named a 2021 Award Winner in the Jazz Voice category of the prestigious National YoungArts Competition. She graduated from New England Conservatory Preparatory School with Honors in all 4 levels in jazz voice and was the recipient of the Frances B. Lanier award for “integrating her innate ability and skills into an emerging musical personality.” Rhiannon currently attends College of The Holy Cross as the Brooks Music Scholar for the class of 2025 in conjunction with continued jazz voice studies at New England Conservatory in Boston.

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Alex Minasian Jazz Quartet

Alex Minasian Jazz Quartet

Concert to benefit Maritime Gloucester

July 22, 2022 6:00pm Alex Minasian, acclaimed jazz pianist and impresario, brings his quartet to Music on Meetinghouse Green for a free Friday evening concert at the corner of Middle and Church Streets, July 22 at 6:00 p.m

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Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band

Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band

Concert to benefit Backyard Growers

July 15, 2022 6:00pm Internationally-acclaimed Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band brings passion, virtuosity, and contagious energy to every performance. The Wheels improvise with the intimacy of chamber music and the intensity of a rowdy dance band. Their engaging contemporary interpretation of Jewish music is irresistible to audiences ranging from elementary school students to the judges at the International Jewish Music Festival, who heralded them as “a true musical democracy.”

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The John Baboian Guitar Ensemble

The John Baboian Guitar Ensemble

Concert to benefit Pathways for Children

July 08, 2022 6:00pm The John Baboian Ensemble featuring Sandi Bedrosian is an all-faculty band from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. It includes guitars, trumpet/flute, vibes, bass and drums. While rooted in the “Bop” tradition, the band plays a variety of materials that reflect the long history of Jazz music. Since its beginning in 1990, the ensemble has garnered a steady following of fans that enjoy guitar-oriented Jazz, and recorded several CDs.

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Orchestral Music of J.S. Bach

Orchestral Music of J.S. Bach

May 21, 2022 8:00pm Rounding out our 2022 Spring Concert Series, the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation presents a concert by the Appleton Consort of orchestral works by J.S. Bach on period instruments, Saturday, May 21, at 8:00 p.m. in the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church at the corner of Middle and Church Streets.

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Yom HaShoah Commemoration Concert

Yom HaShoah Commemoration Concert

May 01, 2022 3:00pm Tickets are available at the door. A live stream of the event will be available here and on our Youtube Chanel beginning at 3pm.

This concert will feature the world premiere of a specially commissioned work, “The Grip of Evil: The Endurance of Hope,” written and to be conducted by American composer Leslie Steinweiss. Presented jointly with Gloucester’s Temple Ahavat Achim, this concert was organized by Stephen Bates, of Manchester, who will perform on clarinet and flute. Bates was a clarinetist and bass-clarinet chair for 36 years with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra in Washington, D.C.

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Bach Birthday Concert

Bach Birthday Concert

March 20, 2022 4:30pm The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation will present a live concert to celebrate the birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach on Sunday, March 20th, 2022 at 4:30p.m. in the historic Meetinghouse at the corner of Church and Middle Streets. The event will be simulcast on the Foundation’s YouTube channel and will be available afterwards for those unable to attend. The event is free and open to the public but a collection will be taken to benefit Ukrainian relief efforts through the International Rescue Committee.

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Pizza, Puppets, Stories, Serpents and Sea-Shanties

Pizza, Puppets, Stories, Serpents and Sea-Shanties

February 19, 2022 12:30pm Kicking off February school vacation, another FREE Children’s Program of entertainment is on tap for Saturday, Feb. 19 — right in your home, via virtual internet Zoom broadcast — presented by the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation to start Cape Ann public schools’ 2022 Winter Vacation.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

January 17, 2022 2:00pm Race relations in Gloucester, including findings of a new community survey, will be the focus when the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation conducts its annual observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on Monday, January 17, 2022.Three local organizations have been invited to take part in a forum titled “The Racial Climate in Gloucester: What Lies Ahead,” beginning at 2 p.m. that day.

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Sounding Joy: Musicians of the Old Post Road

Sounding Joy: Musicians of the Old Post Road

December 17, 2021 7:30pm On December 17 at 7:30 pm, Musicians of the Old Post Road presents its new holiday program “Sounding Joy.” The concert features jubilant works from the Classical Period, including Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate, with acclaimed soprano Jessica Petrus. This is the ensemble’s fifth holiday concert hosted by the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation.

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Symposium: Refugees and Immigration – a New Era

Symposium: Refugees and Immigration – a New Era

November 20, 2021 2:00pm The United States has entered a new era relating to immigration and refugees – one that has been clouded by the politics of previous administrations, hampered by evolving policies, but founded on a humanitarian tradition of hope and opportunity for those seeking entry. Over the past year, the new administration has introduced policies and practices that attempt to address the growing need for a comprehensive approach to relieving the pressures at our country’s borders and articulating a clear and equitable process for those entering the country. But where are we now and where are we headed? The November 20th Symposium features local and regional experts to discuss the current state of immigration and what is happening in our communities. Recent immigrants and refugees who have navigated the process will share their first-hand stories.

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3rd Annual Car Show

3rd Annual Car Show

October 02, 2021 9:00am Saturday, October 2nd we will host our third annual car show called CAPE ANN CLASSIC CARS ON THE GREEN from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Please join us for a day of family fun with beautiful vintage cars displayed on the green in front of the Meetinghouse.

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Cape Ann Big Band

Cape Ann Big Band

Concert to benefit International Institute of New England

September 10, 2021 6:00pm This diverse 17-piece big band entertains and delights audiences with danceable music infused with jazz, swing, New Orleans street bands, soul, and rock n’ roll that will bring you back in time. Known for operating like a family, Cape Ann Big Band prides itself with having a repertoire that has no boundaries. Their program includes such classics as “Mack the Knife,” “I’ve Got You Under my Skin,” and “Take the A Train.”

More Info…  Visit Artist’s Site  Visit International Institute of New England
Cape Ann Big Band

Cape Ann Big Band

Concert to benefit Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation

September 09, 2021 6:00pm This diverse 17-piece big band entertains and delights audiences with danceable music infused with jazz, swing, New Orleans street bands, soul, and rock n’ roll that will bring you back in time. Known for operating like a family, Cape Ann Big Band prides itself with having a repertoire that has no boundaries. Their program includes such classics as “Mack the Knife,” “I’ve Got You Under my Skin,” and “Take the A Train.”

More Info…  Visit Artist’s Site  
The John Baboian Ensemble

The John Baboian Ensemble

Concert to benefit Pathways for Children

September 03, 2021 6:00pm The John Baboian Ensemble featuring Sandi Bedrosian is an all-faculty band from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. It includes guitars, trumpet/flute, vibes, bass and drums. While rooted in the “Bop” tradition, the band plays a variety of materials that reflect the long history of Jazz music. Since its beginning in 1990, the ensemble has garnered a steady following of fans that enjoy guitar-oriented Jazz, and recorded several CDs.

More Info…  Visit Pathways for Children
Willie Alexander’s Persistence of Memory Orchestra

Willie Alexander’s Persistence of Memory Orchestra

Concert to benefit Gloucester Education Foundation

August 27, 2021 6:00pm From the Lost, a 60′s garage-band that made a couple of records for Capitol, to the psychedelic late-60′s Bagatelle, to a brief stint in the post-Lou Reed Velvet Underground, the Boom Boom Band in the punk 70′s, which recorded for MCA, to an introspective take on the 80′s recording for the French label New Rose, and renewed band energy in the 90′s with the Persistence of Memory Orchestra, Willie has maintained a consistently high level of emotional and artistic integrity.

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Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band

Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band

Concert to benefit The Grace Center

August 20, 2021 6:00pm Internationally-acclaimed Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band brings passion, virtuosity, and contagious energy to every performance. The Wheels improvise with the intimacy of chamber music and the intensity of a rowdy dance band. Their engaging contemporary interpretation of Jewish music is irresistible to audiences ranging from elementary school students to the judges at the International Jewish Music Festival, who heralded them as “a true musical democracy.”

More Info…  Visit Artist’s Site  Visit The Grace Center
Mari Martin

Mari Martin

Concert to benefit HAWC

August 13, 2021 6:00pm Mari Martin has been entertaining audiences from Massachusetts to California with her compelling voice and signature stage presence for over 20 years. Mari’s influences run the gamut of popular music…from the Beatles to Stevie Wonder, the Rolling Stones to Billie Holiday. Throw in some Bonnie Raitt, Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keyes, Marvin Gaye, Dinah Washington, Eric Clapton, Earth, Wind and Fire, Ella Fitzgerald and Al Green, and you’re beginning to get the picture.

More Info…  Visit Artist’s Site  Visit HAWC
What time is it, Mr. Fox?

What time is it, Mr. Fox?

Concert to benefit North Shore Health Project

August 06, 2021 6:00pm Led by the gender-defying voice of 3rian King, the ensemble delivers their own brand smoky cabaret, neo-soul and acoustic noir, sounding something like Tom Waits and Amy Winehouse performing in a French cafe. What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? is known for its original songs which marry rich lyrical imagery with a cinematic sensibility, exploring themes of love, spirituality, sexuality, and identity. Whether stripped down for acoustic coffeehouses and living room concerts or immersive multimedia shows in clubs and theaters, Mr. Fox brings honesty, energy, and emotional authenticity to every performance.

More Info…  Visit Artist’s Site  Visit North Shore Health Project
The Goddesses

The Goddesses

Concert to benefit The Open Door

July 30, 2021 6:00pm The Goddesses play mainly songs from the 50’s and songs from the 70’s that sound like they are from the 50’s: 50’s artists like The Coasters, Chuck Berry, Huey “Piano” Smith, Buddy Holly; 70’s artists like Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds, NRBQ, The Dwight Twilley Band, etc. Sam Goddess sings,, Tony Goddess sings and play guitar. Dave Sag plays bass, he’s a veteran of a million local gigs, member of Madhouse, etc. John Cameron plays piano and is well known as a member of the Boston ska band Bim Skala Bim. Steve Chaggaris plays the drums and like Sag is a local club scene vet, member of Orville Giddings Band, etc.

More Info…  Visit The Open Door
HYE Fusion, Middle Eastern Band

HYE Fusion, Middle Eastern Band

Concert to benefit Maritime Gloucester

July 23, 2021 7:00pm Starting late due to passing storm! HYE FUSION is comprised of an American born trio of well seasoned musicians who perform the music of all of the Middle East integrated with Western Jazz Standards, resulting in a dynamic synergy of melodies and rhythms, employing both current and traditional instrumentation.

More Info…  Visit Maritime Gloucester
The Early Risers

The Early Risers

Concert to benefit Backyard Growers

July 16, 2021 6:00pm The Early Risers are a folk duo from Vermont made up of Ashley Storrow and Putnam Smith. Both rootsy and lyric-driven, their original songs feature close vocal harmonies and arrangements on a wide array of instruments: banjo, guitar, mandolin, piano, and shruti-box. After pursuing separate solo singer/songwriter careers, they joined forces in 2015 and have since toured across the country, from Maine to Texas to California to Vancouver, BC. They have played notable venues such as Club Passim, the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, and the High Plains Public Radio concert series. Their debut album, “Making Life Sweet” climbed to #1 on the Folk DJ Charts (November, 2019), with 4 songs in the top 10 most played songs. As said by the folk music blog, Wise Madness: “…it’s how the band makes you feel. Their music is comfort food.”

More Info…  Visit Artist’s Site  Visit Backyard Growers
Holocaust Remembrance Day

Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 10, 2021 2:00pm In a second annual partnership event, the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation and Temple Ahavat Achim will present a Yom HaShoah or Holocaust Remembrance Day program. The program will include the world premiere of a new work for strings, piano, clarinet, and vocalists, The Grip of Evil: The Endurance of Hope, by American composer Leslie Steinweiss, commissioned for the occasion. Music for solo clarinet by Stephen Bates, a performance of Gideon Klein’s String Trio by the Radlberger Ensemble, a reading by Holocaust Legacy Fellow Gillian Pergament, and related stories by storyteller Judith Black, will complete the program.

A Kosher brunch will be offered at Temple Ahavat Achim prior to the concert. Following the brunch, participants will walk together to the Gloucester Meetinghouse at the corner of Middle and Church Streets. Event details subject to change.

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Annual Bach Birthday Concert

Annual Bach Birthday Concert

March 21, 2021 2:00pm Due to the pandemic that restricted large gatherings, our early spring concert celebrating the 335th birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach was postponed. We are hopeful that this stellar event can be rescheduled for March 2021. The Appleton Consort will perform some of Bach’s most beloved orchestral works including the Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, the Violin Concerto in A Minor, Sinfonia from Cantata Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbatas, Sinfonia from Cantata Mer Hahn en neue Oberkeet, the Harpsichord Concerto No. 5 in F minor, and the Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major. Each piece will be performed on period instruments and according to the instrumentation that Bach intended. Event details subject to change.

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MLK Day Celebration

MLK Day Celebration

January 18, 2021 2:00pm The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation Presents the Fifth Annual Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day called Listening to Generations of Local Voices. The online event will premiere on Monday, January 18, 2021 at 2 p.m. on the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation YouTube channel and will be available anytime afterwards on YouTube in case you miss the premiere.

The presentation is a collage assembled from videos of Cape Ann residents interwoven with excerpts from speeches by Dr. King and John Lewis. It will honor MLK, who lived his beliefs that all people are created equal and that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. It will also remind us as John Lewis did, to remain persistent and continue to listen to younger generations as our country faces systemic racism.

We hope the video will inspire everyone to imagine what it must be like to be in the shoes of “the other” and to be humbled by what we don’t know.

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Cape Ann Big Band

Cape Ann Big Band

Concert to benefit Gloucester Meetinghouse

September 11, 2020 6:00pm This diverse 17-piece big band entertains and delights audiences with danceable music infused with jazz, swing, New Orleans street bands, soul, and rock n’ roll that will bring you back in time. Known for operating like a family, Cape Ann Big Band prides itself with having a repertoire that has no boundaries. Their program includes such classics as “Mack the Knife,” “I’ve Got You Under my Skin,” and “Take the A Train.”

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Deb Hardy Band

Deb Hardy Band

Concert to benefit Gloucester Education Foundation

August 28, 2020 6:00pm Deb Hardy Band are a group of musicians from Gloucester MA whose songs reflect the drama, beauty and serenity of this ocean harbor community. Their jazzy acoustic rock songs are rhythmic, expressive and powerful. They play a mix of originals and covers that include Kate Bush, Devo, Yes, and Led Zeppelin. Deb Hardy Band include Greg Verga, Arnie Rosen and Marc Lorah.

More Info…  Visit Gloucester Education Foundation
Willie Alexander’s Persistence of Memory Orchestra

Willie Alexander’s Persistence of Memory Orchestra

Concert to benefit The Grace Center

August 21, 2020 6:00pm From the Lost, a 60′s garage-band that made a couple of records for Capitol, to the psychedelic late-60′s Bagatelle, to a brief stint in the post-Lou Reed Velvet Underground, the Boom Boom Band in the punk 70′s, which recorded for MCA, to an introspective take on the 80′s recording for the French label New Rose, and renewed band energy in the 90′s with the Persistence of Memory Orchestra, Willie has maintained a consistently high level of emotional and artistic integrity.

More Info…  Visit The Grace Center
Mari Martin

Mari Martin

Concert to benefit HAWC

August 14, 2020 6:00pm Mari Martin has been entertaining audiences from Massachusetts to California with her compelling voice and signature stage presence for over 20 years. Mari’s influences run the gamut of popular music…from the Beatles to Stevie Wonder, the Rolling Stones to Billie Holiday. Throw in some Bonnie Raitt, Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keyes, Marvin Gaye, Dinah Washington, Eric Clapton, Earth, Wind and Fire, Ella Fitzgerald and Al Green, and you’re beginning to get the picture.

More Info…  Visit Artist’s Site  Visit HAWC
What time is it, Mr. Fox?

What time is it, Mr. Fox?

Concert to benefit North Shore Health Project

August 07, 2020 6:00pm Led by the gender-defying voice of 3rian King, the ensemble delivers their own brand smoky cabaret, neo-soul and acoustic noir, sounding something like Tom Waits and Amy Winehouse performing in a French cafe. What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? is known for its original songs which marry rich lyrical imagery with a cinematic sensibility, exploring themes of love, spirituality, sexuality, and identity. Whether stripped down for acoustic coffeehouses and living room concerts or immersive multimedia shows in clubs and theaters, Mr. Fox brings honesty, energy, and emotional authenticity to every performance.

More Info…  Visit Artist’s Site  Visit North Shore Health Project
The Goddesses

The Goddesses

Concert to benefit The Open Door

July 31, 2020 6:00pm The Goddesses play mainly songs from the 50’s and songs from the 70’s that sound like they are from the 50’s: 50’s artists like The Coasters, Chuck Berry, Huey “Piano” Smith, Buddy Holly; 70’s artists like Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds, NRBQ, The Dwight Twilley Band, etc. Sam Goddess sings,, Tony Goddess sings and play guitar. Dave Sag plays bass, he’s a veteran of a million local gigs, member of Madhouse, etc. John Cameron plays piano and is well known as a member of the Boston ska band Bim Skala Bim. Steve Chaggaris plays the drums and like Sag is a local club scene vet, member of Orville Giddings Band, etc.

More Info…  Visit The Open Door
HYE Fusion, Middle Eastern Band

HYE Fusion, Middle Eastern Band

Concert to benefit Maritime Gloucester

July 24, 2020 6:00pm Hye Fusion is an American-born trio of musicians who perform Middle Eastern music integrated with Western Jazz. The musicians play current and traditional instruments including the oud, classical and rhythm guitars, keyboard, clarinet and saxophone as well as the doumbek – the most commonly played percussive instrument throughout Middle eastern cultures. The result is a dynamic synergy of melodies and rhythms.

More Info…  Visit Maritime Gloucester
Alvin Foster

Alvin Foster

Concert to benefit Backyard Growers

July 17, 2020 6:00pm His band, Soul Eclectic, will take you on journey back to the 60s, 70s, and 80s with the soul music that underpinned Black people’s courage to be happy and celebrate life, love, spirituality and growth in the face of racism. While centered in Motown’s indelible catalog of music, Soul Eclectic also features and celebrates the artists that grew up alongside and after Motown. Comprising of Alvin Foster on vocals, Tricia Reed on vocals, Oscar Brown III on guitar, Briana Washington on keyboard, Min Jae Yim on bass, and Jarrell Campbell on drums, the band uses the timeless gems to deliver a fun and thoughtful musical experience.

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Be-Bop Guitars

Be-Bop Guitars

Concert to benefit Pathways for Children

July 10, 2020 6:00pm The “Be-Bop” Guitars is an all-faculty band from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. It includes guitars, trumpet/flute, vibes, bass and drums. While rooted in the “Bop” tradition, the band plays a variety of materials that reflect the long history of Jazz music. Since its beginning in 1990, the ensemble has garnered a steady following of fans that enjoy guitar-oriented Jazz, and recorded several CDs.

More Info…  Visit Pathways for Children
TownGreen2025 Climate Crisis Solutions: Denny Dart

TownGreen2025 Climate Crisis Solutions: Denny Dart

June 11, 2020 3:00pm Denny Dart, an environmental engineer by day and a climate activist evenings and weekends, will talk about her experience calculating her personal carbon footprint. She will share the insights and actions that grew from seeing her own carbon impact, especially in the area of the footprint of her credit cards and investments. Her presentation will include a tutorial on how to calculate your own footprint.

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TownGreen2025 Climate Crisis Solutions: Natasha Lamb

TownGreen2025 Climate Crisis Solutions: Natasha Lamb

June 04, 2020 3:00pm Natasha Lamb, Director of Equity Research and Shareholder Engagement at Arjuna Capital, will address her work with national institution pension funds and endowments to advocate for reduction of investments in fossil fuel companies, for both ecological and rate of return reasons. Ms. Lamb’s work has been featured in the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times as well as CNN and NPR.

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TownGreen2025 Climate Crisis Solutions: Larry Cretien

TownGreen2025 Climate Crisis Solutions: Larry Cretien

May 28, 2020 3:00pm Larry Chretien, Executive Director of the Green Energy Consumers Alliance, will discuss how his organization covers both policy advocacy at the state house and launches green energy programs aimed at the community and individual level. Mr. Chretien will address his lobbying work, diversity, equity and inclusion in climate work, the Drive Green program, and his work on municipal aggregation.

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TownGreen2025 Climate Crisis Solutions: Ken Kimmell

TownGreen2025 Climate Crisis Solutions: Ken Kimmell

May 21, 2020 3:00pm Join us for an hour-long program featuring Ken Kimmell, President of the Union of Concerned Scientists. Mr. Kimmell will speak on the theme of “Lessons from the Covid Crisis for the Climate Crisis.” The 25-minute presentation will be followed by an opportunity for questions from the Zoom audience, and a final wrap up by the moderator, Dick Prouty, and panelist, Candace Wheeler. 

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The Endurance of Hope

The Endurance of Hope

April 19, 2020 2:00pm 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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Bach Birthday Concert

Bach Birthday Concert

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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Family Movie and Crafts Day

Family Movie and Crafts Day

February 15, 2020 10:00am The second annual free Family Movie and Crafts Day will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 10:00am to 4:00pm in the downstairs social hall of the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, entrance at 10 Church Street. Kick off school vacation week with games, face painting, craft projects, and prizes, with two feature length movies appropriate for all ages, one in the morning, the other after lunch. Enjoy refreshments all day and a pizza lunch. Tour the historic 1806 Meetinghouse upstairs and ring the Paul Revere bell in the tower. Presented by the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation in partnership with Pathways for Children and Maritime Gloucester, and in collaboration with the Cape Ann Community Cinema and Stage.

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Martin Luther King Day Celebration

Martin Luther King Day Celebration

January 20, 2020 2:00pm Please join us for our 4th annual celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the historic 1806 Meetinghouse, home of the Gloucester UU Church, at the corner of Church and Middle Streets. You are welcome to attend all or part of the afternoon program, which is divided into four hourly segments separated by refreshment breaks.

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Musicians Of The Old Post Road, Holiday Concert

Musicians Of The Old Post Road, Holiday Concert

December 14, 2019 7:30pm The ensemble, The Musicians of the Old Post Road, returns for the fourth season to perform their greatly anticipated annual holiday concert held at the Gloucester Meetinghouse, home of the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church. The program includes traditional favorites by Handel and Telemann and rarely-performed works by Bach contemporaries Christoph Graupner, Johann David Heinichen, Johann Christoph Pez, and Augustin Pfleger.

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Symposium: Gloucester Housing — From Crisis to Opportunity

Symposium: Gloucester Housing — From Crisis to Opportunity

November 16, 2019 2:00pm The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation’s symposium series explores topics of current civic importance and their impact on the local Cape Ann community. In Gloucester Housing — From Crisis to Opportunity, local and regional experts will come together to discuss this timely and important topic, its relevance to Cape Ann, and the challenges and opportunities it presents for the future.

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The Two Faces Of Frankenstein – Silent Movies

The Two Faces Of Frankenstein – Silent Movies

October 26, 2019 7:30pm The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation presents two versions of the famous Frankenstein story.

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2nd Annual Car Show

2nd Annual Car Show

September 28, 2019 10:00am This Saturday, September 28th we will host our second annual car show called CAPE ANN CLASSIC CARS ON THE GREEN from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Please join us for a day of family fun with beautiful vintage cars displayed on the green in front of the Meetinghouse

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Welcome the Stranger Concert

Welcome the Stranger Concert

September 14, 2019 7:30pm Although the concert is not being hosted by the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation, this is a special event sponsored by the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church that we thought you might like. The Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church presents an evening of music to benefit Wellspring House on Saturday, September 14 at 7:30 p.m. at 10 Church Street in Gloucester. The program opens with a set by the a cappella ensemble ‘leven, followed by a performance by pianist Jacqueline Schwab.

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Alvin Foster

Alvin Foster

Concert to benefit Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation

September 06, 2019 6:00pm His band, Soul Eclectic, will take you on journey back to the 60s, 70s, and 80s with the soul music that underpinned Black people’s courage to be happy and celebrate life, love, spirituality and growth in the face of racism. While centered in Motown’s indelible catalog of music, Soul Eclectic also features and celebrates the artists that grew up alongside and after Motown. Comprising of Alvin Foster on vocals, Tricia Reed on vocals, Oscar Brown III on guitar, Briana Washington on keyboard, Min Jae Yim on bass, and Jarrell Campbell on drums, the band uses the timeless gems to deliver a fun and thoughtful musical experience.

More Info…  Visit Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation
Deb Hardy Band

Deb Hardy Band

Concert to benefit Gloucester Education Foundation

August 23, 2019 6:00pm Deb Hardy Band are a group of musicians from Gloucester MA whose songs reflect the drama, beauty and serenity of this ocean harbor community. Their jazzy acoustic rock songs are rhythmic, expressive and powerful. They play a mix of originals and covers that include Kate Bush, Devo, Yes, and Led Zeppelin. Deb Hardy Band include Greg Verga, Arnie Rosen and Marc Lorah.

More Info…  Visit Gloucester Education Foundation
Willie Alexander’s Persistence of Memory Orchestra

Willie Alexander’s Persistence of Memory Orchestra

Concert to benefit The Grace Center

August 16, 2019 6:00pm From the Lost, a 60′s garage-band that made a couple of records for Capitol, to the psychedelic late-60′s Bagatelle, to a brief stint in the post-Lou Reed Velvet Underground, the Boom Boom Band in the punk 70′s, which recorded for MCA, to an introspective take on the 80′s recording for the French label New Rose, and renewed band energy in the 90′s with the Persistence of Memory Orchestra, Willie has maintained a consistently high level of emotional and artistic integrity.

More Info…  Visit Artist’s Site  Visit The Grace Center
Cape Ann Big Band

Cape Ann Big Band

Concert to benefit HAWC

August 09, 2019 6:00pm This diverse 17-piece big band entertains and delights audiences with danceable music infused with jazz, swing, New Orleans street bands, soul, and rock n’ roll that will bring you back in time. Known for operating like a family, Cape Ann Big Band prides itself with having a repertoire that has no boundaries. Their program includes such classics as “Mack the Knife,” “I’ve Got You Under my Skin,” and “Take the A Train.”

More Info…  Visit HAWC
What time is it, Mr. Fox?

What time is it, Mr. Fox?

Concert to benefit Maritime Gloucester

August 02, 2019 6:00pm Led by the gender-defying voice of 3rian King, the ensemble delivers their own brand smoky cabaret, neo-soul and acoustic noir, sounding something like Tom Waits and Amy Winehouse performing in a French cafe. What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? is known for its original songs which marry rich lyrical imagery with a cinematic sensibility, exploring themes of love, spirituality, sexuality, and identity. Whether stripped down for acoustic coffeehouses and living room concerts or immersive multimedia shows in clubs and theaters, Mr. Fox brings honesty, energy, and emotional authenticity to every performance.

More Info…  Visit Artist’s Site  Visit Maritime Gloucester
The Goddesses

The Goddesses

Concert to benefit Art Haven

July 26, 2019 6:00pm The Goddesses play mainly songs from the 50’s and songs from the 70’s that sound like they are from the 50’s: 50’s artists like The Coasters, Chuck Berry, Huey “Piano” Smith, Buddy Holly; 70’s artists like Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds, NRBQ, The Dwight Twilley Band, etc. Sam Goddess sings,, Tony Goddess sings and play guitar. Dave Sag plays bass, he’s a veteran of a million local gigs, member of Madhouse, etc. John Cameron plays piano and is well known as a member of the Boston ska band Bim Skala Bim. Steve Chaggaris plays the drums and like Sag is a local club scene vet, member of Orville Giddings Band, etc.

More Info…  Visit Artist’s Site  Visit Art Haven
HYE Fusion, Middle Eastern Band

HYE Fusion, Middle Eastern Band

Concert to benefit The Open Door

July 19, 2019 6:00pm Hye Fusion is an American-born trio of musicians who perform Middle Eastern music integrated with Western Jazz. The musicians play current and traditional instruments including the oud, classical and rhythm guitars, keyboard, clarinet and saxophone as well as the doumbek – the most commonly played percussive instrument throughout Middle eastern cultures. The result is a dynamic synergy of melodies and rhythms.

More Info…  Visit The Open Door
Livin’ On Luck

Livin’ On Luck

Concert to benefit Backyard Growers

July 12, 2019 6:00pm Livin’ On Luck…Classic Rock and Folk. Josh Bevins, Robert Cedrone, Ann O’Donnell, Tom O’Donnell, Tom Bull, Jeanine Lynch.

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John Baboian Ensemble

John Baboian Ensemble

Concert to benefit Pathways for Children

July 05, 2019 6:00pm The John Baboian Ensemble with guest vocalist Sandi Bedrosi is an all-faculty band from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. It includes guitars, trumpet/flute, vibes, bass and drums. While rooted in the “Bop” tradition, the band plays a variety of materials that reflect the long history of Jazz music. Since its beginning in 1990, the ensemble has garnered a steady following of fans that enjoy guitar-oriented Jazz, and recorded several CDs.

More Info…  Visit Pathways for Children
For our Fathers

For our Fathers

April 28, 2019 7:30pm A first for Gloucester, acclaimed Austrian soprano Ute Gfrerer and renowned Boston artist Lisa Rosowsky, present a deeply moving evening of song and art, based on the legacy of silence of their two fathers during World War II, one an Austrian member of the Nazi Youth Party, and one a French Jew. In a unique collaboration, the two artists present a Holocaust-themed program of music and mixed media artworks, based on memories of their fathers. Co-hosted with Temple Ahavat Achim.

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A Cappella Masterpieces

A Cappella Masterpieces

April 05, 2019 7:00pm

The Skylark Vocal Ensemble will perform a concert called ‘A Cappella Masterpieces’ at 7:00pm in the superb acoustics of the historic (1806) Gloucester Meetinghouse with a 6:00pm pre-concert talk. Over the centuries, art has inspired music, and music has inspired art. In this innovative multi-faceted program, we will offer musical reflections and reactions to the visual arts from the ancient to the modern. Skylark is excited to premiere a commissioned work by Nell Shaw Cohen, a New York City-based composer with a particular interest in the intersection of visual art and music.

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Bach And Beyond

Bach And Beyond

March 16, 2019 7:30pm Bach and Beyond will take you on a musical journey around and through the genius of Johann Sebastian Bach. First, soak in the serene exultation of Trumpet Concerto No. 2 by Tomaso Albinoni and gain an understanding of why this popular composer was so intriguing to Bach. Next, venture onward to Bach’s vibrantly fast-paced Orchestral Suite No. 2, followed by his succinct and intense Prelude and Fugue in E minor for organ soloist. You will then meander forward in time to Mozart’s exquisite Clarinet and String Quintet, in which Bach’s influence runs through like a golden thread. Complete the journey by returning to Bach and his gloriously virtuostic and brilliant Brandenburg Concerto No. 2.

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Albany Pro Musica

Albany Pro Musica

March 02, 2019 3:30pm The Americas, Land of Many Cultures. Distinctive harmonies and thrilling rhythms will transport you in a journey celebrating diversity, multiculturalism, inclusiveness, and acceptance; the values that hold the Americas strong. Puerto Rican chorus Camerata Coral join’s Albany Pro Musica Concert Chorus in homage to the musical heritage of the New World, featuring evocative music from North and South America and the Caribbean.

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Kid’s Movie Day

Kid’s Movie Day

February 16, 2019 10:00am The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is hosting a Free Family Movie Day featuring two great movies, games, prizes. The event opens at 10:00am with delicious refreshments and making decorated indoor snowmen from white socks (bring those extra white socks!).  The first feature movie, ‘Spider-Man, Into the Spider-Verse,’ starts at 11:30am, followed by a free pizza lunch, with the second feature ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2’ starting at 2:00pm. GMF non-profit partners Maritime Gloucester and Pathways for Children will participate with displays and educational information. Free-will donations are encouraged.

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Martin Luther King Day Celebration

Martin Luther King Day Celebration

January 21, 2019 2:00pm Gloucester’s 3rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration: an afternoon of presentations about African-American History including Sandra Ronan, historian Stephanie Buck, live music by Alvin Foster and his band Soul Eclectic, award-winning  filmmaker/journalist Clennon L. King on MLK’s Boston years, followed by audio of Martin Luther King, Jr. accompanied by a slide show.  Audience invited to ring the Paul Revere bell at the conclusion for freedom; a free community event presented by the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation.

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Christmas With The Bach Family

Christmas With The Bach Family

December 14, 2018 7:30pm Join The Musicians Of The Old Post Road for a banquet of Bach family works for the holiday season! We present Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach’s rarely-performed and delightful oratorio Die Kindheit Jesu, along with a sumptuous sampling of arias from Christmas cantatas by Bach brothers Carl Philipp Emanuel and Wilhelm Friedemann, cousin Johann Ludwig, and of course, Johann Sebastian.

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Sunday Matinee, Silent Movie

Sunday Matinee, Silent Movie

October 21, 2018 3:30pm As Halloween approaches, maestro of the pipe-organ and sonic artist Peter Krasinski returns to the Meetinghouse to accompany the scary silent movie ‘Waxworks.’ As in past years, Peter will perform on the sonorous 1893 Hutchings-Fisk organ to the delight of the audience, young and old. A short film, featuring Douglas Fairbanks, called the ‘Electric House’ will open the show.

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Antique Car Show on the Green

Antique Car Show on the Green

Concert to benefit GMF

October 14, 2018 1:00pm Over 30 Classic Cars! Come join us on Meetinghouse Green! Admission to the public is free but donations to the Foundation are greatly appreciated. Hourly tours of the building with performances on the historic 1893 pipe organ. Food and beverages will be available and the Dixieland band John’s Giddy Gang will perform. The audience will judge the cars with prizes awarded at the conclusion of the show.

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Cape Ann Sustainability Fair

Cape Ann Sustainability Fair

September 29, 2018 10:00am TownGreen2025 presents the 2018 Cape Ann Sustainability Fair, Gloucester’s third sustainability fair with added focus on other elements of sustainable living on Cape Ann.

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Alvin Foster

Alvin Foster

Concert to benefit GMF

September 07, 2018 6:00pm His band, Soul Eclectic, will take you on journey back to the 60s, 70s, and 80s with the soul music that underpinned Black people’s courage to be happy and celebrate life, love, spirituality and growth in the face of racism. While centered in Motown’s indelible catalog of music, Soul Eclectic also features and celebrates the artists that grew up alongside and after Motown. Comprising of Alvin Foster on vocals, Tricia Reed on vocals, Oscar Brown III on guitar, Briana Washington on keyboard, Min Jae Yim on bass, and Jarrell Campbell on drums, the band uses the timeless gems to deliver a fun and thoughtful musical experience.

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Willie Alexander’s Persistence of Memory Orchestra

Willie Alexander’s Persistence of Memory Orchestra

Concert to benefit The Grace Center

August 24, 2018 6:00pm From the Lost, a 60′s garage-band that made a couple of records for Capitol, to the psychedelic late-60′s Bagatelle, to a brief stint in the post-Lou Reed Velvet Underground, the Boom Boom Band in the punk 70′s, which recorded for MCA, to an introspective take on the 80′s recording for the French label New Rose, and renewed band energy in the 90′s with the Persistence of Memory Orchestra, Willie has maintained a consistently high level of emotional and artistic integrity.

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What time is it,  Mr. Fox

What time is it, Mr. Fox

Concert to benefit Art Haven

August 17, 2018 6:00pm Led by the gender-defying voice of 3rian King, the ensemble delivers their own brand smoky cabaret, neo-soul and acoustic noir, sounding something like Tom Waits and Amy Winehouse performing in a French cafe. What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? is known for its original songs which marry rich lyrical imagery with a cinematic sensibility, exploring themes of love, spirituality, sexuality, and identity. Whether stripped down for acoustic coffeehouses and living room concerts or immersive multimedia shows in clubs and theaters, Mr. Fox brings honesty, energy, and emotional authenticity to every performance.

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HYE Fusion, Middle Eastern Band

HYE Fusion, Middle Eastern Band

Concert to benefit Open Door

August 10, 2018 6:00pm Hye Fusion is an American-born trio of musicians who perform Middle Eastern music integrated with Western Jazz. The musicians play current and traditional instruments including the oud, classical and rhythm guitars, keyboard, clarinet and saxophone as well as the doumbek – the most commonly played percussive instrument throughout Middle eastern cultures. The result is a dynamic synergy of melodies and rhythms.

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Deb Hardy and the Altairs

Deb Hardy and the Altairs

Concert to benefit HAWC

August 03, 2018 6:00pm Deb Hardy and The Altairs are a roots rock party band hailing from Boston’s North Shore. They feature the powerhouse singer Deb Hardy and the driving force of Carl DiFranza, Tom Alley and Jamie Melville. The band gets a crowd moving with a mix of high energy folk, blues, soul, classic and alternative rock.

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Os Forrozeiros Brazilian/Forró dance and music

Os Forrozeiros Brazilian/Forró dance and music

Concert to benefit Wellspring House

July 27, 2018 6:00pm The Os Forrozeiros organization has existed for over 10 years, but the Forrozeiros Dance Group has been together for the past 2 years. We practice at the Deborah Mason School of Dance Studio in Somerville and our main goals are to spread our love of Forró, help others get to know more about our culture and its richness through dance, and help needy populations by promoting fundraisers and other events beneficial to the community.

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The Bar Chords

The Bar Chords

Concert to benefit Maritime Gloucester

July 20, 2018 6:00pm Hop into the “Way-Back Machine” and listen to some of the best music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s live. Listen to the deep vocal harmonies that permeate the classic rock and pop you love to listen to, but other bands don’t, can’t, or won’t play. Dance the night away to The Beatles, The Eagles, Eric Clapton, ZZ Top, CCR, the Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, The Barenaked Ladies, and so much more.

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Stacia Kraft

Stacia Kraft

Concert to benefit Backyard Growers

July 13, 2018 6:00pm Stacia Kraft sings the American Songbook with classic style; a big alto sound with an honest approach to the lyrics. Trained at the New England Conservatory, her programs feature jazz standards, folk songs, Broadway tunes, and spirituals with a superb group of swinging musicians: Tony Malionek-piano, Jon Dreyer-bass, Tom Duprey-trumpet, Miki Matsuki-drums. You are sure to have a romantic evening of song under the stars, and leave wanting more.

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Berklee Be-Bop Guitars

Berklee Be-Bop Guitars

Concert to benefit Pathways for Children

July 06, 2018 6:00pm The “Be-Bop” Guitars is an all-faculty band from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. It includes guitars, trumpet/flute, vibes, bass and drums. While rooted in the “Bop” tradition, the band plays a variety of materials that reflect the long history of Jazz music. Since its beginning in 1990, the ensemble has garnered a steady following of fans that enjoy guitar-oriented Jazz, and recorded several CDs.

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Finding Common Ground

Finding Common Ground

May 19, 2018 2:00pm >A Symposium On American Culture, Gun Violence And The Second Amendment

Spurred by national concern about mass shootings, a symposium in Gloucester on Saturday, May 19, will put a fresh focus on gun violence, examining both the intent and application of the Second Amendment and the differences among us that led to an impasse in addressing the problem.

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'The Fisk Connection,' Gloucester Organists perform

'The Fisk Connection,' Gloucester Organists perform

April 14, 2018 7:30pm The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation hosts a performance by six local organists on Saturday, April 14 first half in the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church at the corner of Middle and Church Street and the second half next door in St. John’s Episcopal Church. Doors open at 7:00pm; come early for the best seats. The performers are Kathleen Adams, Frances Conover Fitch, Carl Klein, Michael Kraft, Mark Nelson, and Robert Wech. Each one is connected to the work of the late Charles B. Fisk, whose firm located in Magnolia is world-renowned for superb pipe organs in churches, universities and concert halls. The concert will be narrated by Charles Nazarian describing the connection of the players to Fisk, history of the two remarkable instruments, and information about how the pipe organ sounds.

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Oratorio Series

Oratorio Series

March 18, 2018 3:00pm Special concert by The Spectrum Singers under the direction of John W. Ehrlich featuring Masterworks by Joseph Haydn and Franz Schubert:  Haydn’s tremendous ‘Mass in Time of War’ and  Schubert’s glorious ‘Magnificat in C’ with distinguished soloists and symphony orchestra; followed by a Gala reception in the Vestry. 

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Human Flow

Human Flow

February 25, 2018 6:30pm Cape Ann Forum showing of “Human Flow” on Sunday February 25th at 6:30pm at Cape Ann Community Cinema

The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is a co-hosting a special screening of dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s award-winning film on the global refugee crisis “Human Flow.”  It will be followed by a Q&A with Cape Ann Forum chair Dan Connell and Gloucester artist Susan Erony.


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Cape Ann Choir School Concert

Cape Ann Choir School Concert

February 11, 2018 4:00pm Nearly three dozen young voices will be joined in song on Sunday, Feb. 11, beginning at 4 p.m., in the 10th annual Children’s Choir Festival, to be held at the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church.

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Martin Luther King Day Celebration

Martin Luther King Day Celebration

January 15, 2018 2:00pm A rare opportunity to gather in community to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King, learn about persons of color and diverse identities on Cape Ann, and rededicate ourselves to the American creed that all persons are created equal.

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Follow the Star

Follow the Star

December 16, 2017 7:30pmFollow the Star,’ a concert by renowned period instrument ensemble Musicians of the Old Post Road, showcasing music written for Epiphany as we approach the holidays.  Festive selections by Georg Philipp Telemann, Christian Geist and a cantata by Christoph Graupner.

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Fantasia

Fantasia

Concert to benefit Pathways for Children

December 10, 2017 4:00pm World-renowned organist, Peter Krasinski returns to accompany Walt Disney’s animation classic ‘Fantasia’ on the magnificent 1893 Hutchings-Fisk pipe-organ; benefits Pathways for Children.

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Historic Preservation & Architectural Sustainability

Historic Preservation & Architectural Sustainability

November 11, 2017 2:00pm Multiple presentations and discussions by experts about how to combine high sustainability standards like LEED with historically-informed building conservation practices and simple Yankee thrift for civic buildings and homes. Hosted in partnership with TownGreen|2025, an initiative to minimize Gloucester’s carbon footprint in a decade.

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Rumble

Rumble

October 14, 2017 5:00pm Cape Ann Community Cinema Festival Partner Event featuring ‘Rumble: the Indians Who Rocked the World,’ illustrates how talented Native American musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

October 13, 2017 7:30pm World-famous pipe-organ maestro Peter Krasinski accompanies the silent horror film classic “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” starring Lon Chaney at the Gloucester Meetinghouse on Friday the 13th of October at 7:30pm.

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Cape Ann Big Band

Cape Ann Big Band

Concert to benefit Gloucester Meeting House Foundation sprinkler system

September 08, 2017 6:00pm Born in the basement and bred in a garage, the Cape Ann Big Band is not your average swing orchestra. The band connects with local musicians of all ages and backgrounds to encourage big-band music making and community involvement. Cape Ann Big Band is inspired by the sounds of jazz, swing, New Orleans street bands, soul, rock ’n roll and show-tune ‘golden oldies’.

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GC Jug Band/Deb Hardy And The Altairs

GC Jug Band/Deb Hardy And The Altairs

Concert to benefit The Grace Center

August 25, 2017 6:00pm Deb Hardy and The Altairs are a roots rock party band hailing from Boston’s North Shore. They feature the powerhouse singer Deb Hardy and the driving force of Carl DiFranza, Tom Alley and Jamie Melville. The band gets a crowd moving with a mix of high energy folk, blues, soul, classic and alternative rock.

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Hye Fusion

Hye Fusion

Concert to benefit Artsbridge

August 18, 2017 6:00pm Hye Fusion is an American-born trio of musicians who perform Middle Eastern music integrated with Western Jazz. The musicians play current and traditional instruments including the oud, classical and rhythm guitars, keyboard, clarinet and saxophone as well as the doumbek – the most commonly played percussive instrument throughout Middle eastern cultures. The result is a dynamic synergy of melodies and rhythms.

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Scanzonati

Scanzonati

Concert to benefit Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association

August 11, 2017 6:00pm Scanzonati is an exciting and original group that revisits some of the classic Italian pop songs of the past 30 years in an acoustic setting with sophisticated harmonies and arrangements. The project represents an incredibly rich and precious age of well-written Italian music infused with lyrical finesse. Gino Paoli, Fiorella Mannoia, Pino Daniele, and Domenico Modugno are only some of the most renowned and prestigious artists that the project pays the tribute to. The band combines charming and soulful vocal textures with talent and creativity, in a quest for discovering new sounds and atmospheres.

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Gordon Michaels

Gordon Michaels

Concert to benefit Essex County Community Organization

August 04, 2017 6:00pm Gordon Michaels effortlessly performs Broadway ballads, jazz standards, blues, R&B oldies, gospel and country. He is a gregarious southern gentleman at heart and an entertainer with a smooth baritone voice, that will leave you wanting more. Gordon Michaels started the House of Blues Gospel Brunch in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA. His ultimate goal is to keep music alive in the Boston and New England area.

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Willie Alexander’s Persistence Of Memory Orchestra

Willie Alexander’s Persistence Of Memory Orchestra

Concert to benefit Magnolia New Beginnings

July 28, 2017 6:00pm From the Lost, a 60′s garage-band that made a couple of records for Capitol, to the psychedelic late-60′s Bagatelle, to a brief stint in the post-Lou Reed Velvet Underground, the Boom Boom Band in the punk 70′s, which recorded for MCA, to an introspective take on the 80′s recording for the French label New Rose, and renewed band energy in the 90′s with the Persistence of Memory Orchestra, Willie has maintained a consistently high level of emotional and artistic integrity.

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Melanie Bresnan

Melanie Bresnan

Concert to benefit Kestrel Educational Adventures

July 21, 2017 6:00pm Hailing from New England via Nashville, TN, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Melanie Bresnan has spent most of her life studying and performing music. Her songwriting blends the influences of classical vocal technique, jazz, choral music, rock and Irish traditional music, together with country and pop music. Melanie creates songs that are catchy and singable but still rooted in traditional folk music.

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Peter Souza, Three Sheets to the Wind

Peter Souza, Three Sheets to the Wind

Concert to benefit Schooner Adventure

July 14, 2017 6:00pm Three Sheets to the Wind is an old sailing term and refers to a ship whose sheets (lines) have come loose, causing the sails to flap uncontrolled and the ship to shudder and roll like an uncontrolled drunk. It is also a Gloucester chantey/sea music group. Many of the group have years of song and sea history behind them. They love to interact with the audience to create a perfect storm of song and good cheer.

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Berklee Be-Bop Guitars

Berklee Be-Bop Guitars

Concert to benefit Pathways for Children

July 07, 2017 6:00pm The “Be-Bop” Guitars is an all-faculty band from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. It includes guitars, trumpet/flute, vibes, bass and drums. While rooted in the “Bop” tradition, the band plays a variety of materials that reflect the long history of Jazz music. Since its beginning in 1990, the ensemble has garnered a steady following of fans that enjoy guitar-oriented Jazz, and recorded several CDs.

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‘Appalachian Spring’ concert

‘Appalachian Spring’ concert

May 14, 2017 3:30pm The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is pleased to announce that the Ipswich-based community orchestra, The Orchestra On The Hill,” will perform renowned composer Aaron Copland’s prizewinning “Appalachian Spring” on Sunday, May 14, at the historic Meetinghouse which is home to the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church.

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Cape Ann Sustainability Fair

Cape Ann Sustainability Fair

April 29, 2017 10:00am TownGreen2025 presents the 2017 Cape Ann Sustainability Fair, Gloucester’s third sustainability fair with added focus on other elements of sustainable living on Cape Ann.

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Organist Joonho Park Plays Bach

Organist Joonho Park Plays Bach

April 22, 2017 7:30pm The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is pleased to present organist Joonho Park performing an all-Bach program in a progressive organ recital. The first half will be performed in the Meetinghouse, home of the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, on the 1893 Hutchings pipe organ, restored by world-renowned Gloucester organ builder Charles Fisk in 1962.


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Musica Sacra: Handel's 'Israel in Egypt'

Musica Sacra: Handel's 'Israel in Egypt'

March 18, 2017 7:30pm The biblical tale of the Exodus inspired Handel to write some of the most dramatic music of his career, depicting the story in vivid detail from the increasingly unpleasant plagues visited upon the Egyptians to the Israelites’ feelings of exultation and triumph in escaping their oppressors. Join Musica Sacra and our professional soloists and orchestra for this extraordinary musical journey.

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Valentine's Concert

Valentine's Concert

February 11, 2017 7:30pm Featuring ‘Leven & Sorrelanza. A Valentine’s concert featuring the a cappella vocals from two great Cape Ann vocal ensembles.

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Martin Luther King Day Celebration

Martin Luther King Day Celebration

January 16, 2017 1:30pm Admission is free with voluntary donations. The afternoon event on January 16th runs from 1:30-5:30pm.

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Christmas in the New World

Christmas in the New World

Concert to benefit Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation Preservation Fund

December 16, 2016 7:30pm Celebrate the holiday with this program abounding with festive music exported to 18th-century Central and South America! Selections include lively Spanish villancicos, ornate Italian cantatas, and rhythmically-playful works with indigenous influences. Castellanos, Durán, Jerusalem, Pacheco, and Torres are among the featured composers.
With Jessica Petrus, soprano, and Catherine Hedberg, mezzo-soprano, and special guest Eloy Cruz (Mexico), Baroque guitar

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Peking and the Mystics

Peking and the Mystics

Concert to benefit Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation Preservation Fund

November 18, 2016 7:30pm Peking and the Mystics has toured nationally and internationally (including trips to the Far East and South America), recorded three CDs, appeared on television and radio, and been featured in local and national print media. The group’s eclectic a cappella repertoire, made up of original arrangements by PATM members themselves, incorporates swing, jazz, doo-wop, and pop music of every decade from the 1890s to the 2000s.

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Dr. Jeckyl & Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jeckyl & Mr. Hyde

Concert to benefit Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation Preservation Fund

October 23, 2016 6:00pm Sonic artist Peter Krasinski on the historic Meetinghouse pipe-organ, improvising accompaniment to 2 silent film classics: the Buster Keaton comedy, “The Haunted House” and the scary main feature “Dr. Jeckyl & Mr. Hyde.” Event opens with a fun costume parade and grand organ prelude.

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Jeannie Alexander at the Meetinghouse

Jeannie Alexander at the Meetinghouse

September 23, 2016 7:30pm Jeannie Alexander will read poems from her unpublished manuscript, ‘Ever the Unsafe Girl’, a collection of poems essays and photographs. She has described her work as ‘confessional-mythological.’ The bio excerpt here is from her organizational website, noexceptions.net, the No Exceptions Prison Collaborative, seeking justice and compassion for those incarcerated in TN prisons. This event is sponsored by the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation as part of its ongoing 2016-17 Lecture & Concert Series.

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Cape Ann Big Band

Cape Ann Big Band

Concert to benefit GMF Fire-Sprinkler Project

September 09, 2016 6:00pm This diverse 17-piece big band entertains and delights audiences with danceable music infused with jazz, swing, New Orleans street bands, soul, and rock n’ roll that will bring you back in time. Known for operating like a family, Cape Ann Big Band prides itself with having a repertoire that has no boundaries. Their program includes such classics as “Mack the Knife,” “I’ve Got You Under my Skin,” and “Take the A Train.” Please note the date change to September 9th!

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Deb Hardy & Alternate Roots Band

Deb Hardy & Alternate Roots Band

Concert to benefit The Grace Center

August 26, 2016 6:00pm Deb Hardy is a musician from Gloucester whose songs reflect the drama,beauty and serenity of this ocean harbor community. Her style of singing andguitar playing is rhythmic, expressive and powerful. Deb performs her songs ina warm, relaxed, and energetic spirit. AlternateRoots is a roots rock party band made up of Tom Alley, Jamie Melville and CarlDiFranza. Together with Deb Hardy, they cover tunes from the Etta James,Rolling Stones, Talking Heads, Blind Melon, Alabama Shakes and more.

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The Milkhouse Heaters, Vermont

The Milkhouse Heaters, Vermont

Concert to benefit Art Haven

August 19, 2016 6:00pm In the early days, Mike played bass while Jan sang lead and played guitar. They could often be found kicking around the Boston music scene. They received airplay on several of the city’s radio stations and were nominated for a Boston Music Award in 2001. They have shared the stage with The Black Crowes, Corey Glover, Fuel, Feeder, and Hum as well as playing the Boston leg of The Vans Warped Tour. Their songs are on numerous compilations alongside the likes of G. Love and Special Sauce, Jack Johnson, Burning Spear, and The Mighty, Mighty Bosstones.

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Brian King & Friends

Brian King & Friends

Concert to benefit Gloucester Writers Center

August 12, 2016 6:00pm Brian King (voice, keys, guitar) and Nathan Cohen (violin, trumpet) are the founders of the neo-cabaret band, What Time Is It, Mr. Fox?. The pair like to bend and blend genres, allowing the song to be what it needs to be in order to express its emotional core. Together they have packed houses in Boston, NYC, and throughout the country.

Chris Leghorn and Gerry Ryan are a new acoustic duo who perform a wide range of compelling songs that cover the traditions from folk, Celtic, sea shanties, original and popular music. They specialize in performing catchy songs with strong melodies and compelling harmonies that captivate and entertain an audience.

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Willie Alexander Band

Willie Alexander Band

Concert to benefit Opioid Angel Program

August 05, 2016 6:00pm From the Lost, a 60′s garage-band that made a couple of records for Capitol, to the psychedelic late-60′s Bagatelle, to a brief stint in the post-Lou Reed Velvet Underground, the Boom Boom Band in the punk 70′s, which recorded for MCA, to an introspective take on the 80′s recording for the French label New Rose, and renewed band energy in the 90′s with the Persistence of Memory Orchestra, Willie has maintained a consistently high level of emotional and artistic integrity.

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Northshoremen, Barbershop Chorus

Northshoremen, Barbershop Chorus

Concert to benefit Kestrel Educational Adventures

July 29, 2016 6:00pm A nonprofit, men’s organization dedicated to four part acapella harmony; particularly the preservation of the Barbershop Harmony style. We meet every Wednesday night at the ICC, 300 Rantoul Street in Beverly, MA from 7:30 to 10:30.

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Peter Souza, 3 Sheets to the Wind

Peter Souza, 3 Sheets to the Wind

Concert to benefit The Schooner Adventure

July 22, 2016 6:00pm Three Sheets to the Wind is an old sailing term and refers to a ship whose sheets (lines) have come loose, causing the sails to flap uncontrolled and the ship to shudder and roll (like a staggering drunk) and meander at the mercy of the elements.

Three Sheets to the Wind is also a Gloucester chantey/sea music group. Many of the crew have years of established song and sea history to offer and create a perfect storm of song and good cheer. Their vocals, harmonies and instrument skills are phenomenal, and they have a great time performing and drawing the audience into the fun.

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Ken Steiner: the Music of New Orleans

Ken Steiner: the Music of New Orleans

Concert to benefit Gloucester Stage Company

July 15, 2016 6:00pm Ken Steiner, together with a band that he recently assembled, will be playing music that portrays the many facets of New Orleans music. The concert will include jazz, rhythm and blues, and funk tunes associated with New Orleans. Ken Steiner plays with The Real Cool Cats and Dave B & the Hotshots. All the musicians are veterans of the Boston/Worcester music scene.

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Berklee Jazz Quintet & Linda Amero

Berklee Jazz Quintet & Linda Amero

Concert to benefit Pathways for Children

July 08, 2016 6:00pm Berklee Jazz Quintet is comprised of John Baboian – Lead and Guitar; Greg Hopkins – Trumpet; Mark Earley – Sax; Dave Landoni – Bass, and Phil McGowan – Drums.

John Baboian, Lead Guitarist/Composer/Educator, has been on the faculty at Berklee College of Music in Boston since 1980. Although best known for his work in the jazz and swing idioms, John has performed in the Classical, Blues, Rock, R & B, Latin and World music genres.

Linda Amero is a local vocalist whose style crosses many genres from jazz to folk. A charismatic entertainer, she has also starred in musical comedy and other stage productions, as well as appearing in regular gigs at various North Shore venues.

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Different Ways to Pray

Different Ways to Pray

November 22, 2015 3:00pm The Spectrum Singers Perform the North Shore Premiere of Different Ways to Pray by Mohammed Fairouz on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, on the Green corner of Church & Middle Street at 3:00 PM, plus music by Lucas Foss, Eric Whitacre, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and the iconic piece for chorus with bells, gongs, and organ by Charles Ives, Psalm 90.

The Spectrum Singers, John W. Ehrlich, Music Director, make their debut appearance at the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church as part of the 2015-16 Concert & Lecture Series to benefit the Meetinghouse Preservation Fund. Ticket prices are $15/$30/$35/$50 and may be ordered securely by clicking here or purchased at the door with cash, check or credit card.

The Spectrum Singers, John W. Ehrlich Music Director, will perform the North Shore premiere of Different Ways to Pray by Mohammed Fairouz, and will also offer Lukas Foss: Behold! I Build An House, two settings of Psalm 90: Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Refuge by Ralph Vaughan Williams with organ, trumpet, and baritone soloist, and Charles Ives’ Psalm 90, his final work, with organ, gongs, and bells. The chorus will also sing Ives: Sixty-Seventh Psalm and Eric Whitacre: Lux Aurumque.

This program, including the Fairouz New England premiere, will be presented at First Church in Cambridge on Saturday evening November 21st; a joint commission sponsored by The Spectrum Singers and nine other arts organizations. We are pleased to announce its performance in Gloucester on Sunday, November 22nd and invite the entire North Shore community to join together for the interfaith musical program representing the three Abrahamic faiths at a time when perhaps only prayer can bring the hope of peace.

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2016 Music On Meetinghouse Green Series

Here are the past concerts from our
Music On Meetinghouse Green Series.

The Rhiannon Hurst Quartet

The Rhiannon Hurst Quartet

Concert to benefit The Open Door

July 19, 2024 6:00pm Rhiannon Hurst earned some serious respect in the jazz world even before she graduated high school. She won 2nd place in the Berklee International High School Jazz Singer’s Showcase and was one of four graduating seniors to receive the Excellence in Music Award from the Massachusetts Music Educators Association. She was the recipient of a prestigious 2021 National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) award in jazz voice for her caliber of artistic achievement. Her professional engagements have ranged from Boston’s Symphony Hall and the State Room to the North Shore’s favorite restaurants. With Matthew Walsh on Bass and Saxophone, Emmett Price IV on drums, and Jace Mason on guitar.

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The Headlands

The Headlands

Concert to benefit Backyard Growers

July 12, 2024 6:00pm With their exciting three-part vocals that put their stamp on whichever musical genre they choose, HEADLANDS has been playing at clubs, restaurants, outdoor festivals and private events since 2017. Whether an acoustic trio or a full-blown rock band with percussion, fiddle and horns, you can be sure HEADLANDS treat their audiences to thrilling harmonies, tight arrangements, and humor! 

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The John Baboian Guitar Ensemble

The John Baboian Guitar Ensemble

Concert to benefit Pathways for Children

July 05, 2024 6:00pm The John Baboian Ensemble with vocalist Sandi Bedrosian. Well known as an accomplished guitarist and composer in jazz and swing circles, John Baboian is equally at home in the classical, blues, rock, R&B, Latin, and world music traditions. He has performed all over the world and has shared the stage with a who’s who of music industry legends. His work has been featured on a number of popular television series and more than 20 recordings. As an educator for more than 40 years, Baboian has inspired and trained a generation of aspiring musicians. An audience favorite, Baboian and his ensemble, several of whom are fellow faculty members from the Berklee College of Music, have traditionally opened the Music on Meetinghouse Green series. Sandi Bedrosian is well known as a lead vocalist and director in a wide range of musical styles and has opened for some of today’s hottest stars. She has performed coast to coast and throughout Europe and her repertoire includes musical productions, theater, and opera.

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Fifth Annual Classic Car Show

Fifth Annual Classic Car Show

October 14, 2023 10:00am Due to the rainy weather predictions, our fifth annual Cape Ann Classic Cars on the Green is being postponed one week until Saturday October 14th, from 10am to 2pm. Please join us for a day of family fun with beautiful vintage cars displayed on the green in front of the Meetinghouse.

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Alek Razdan and his Jazz Ensemble

Alek Razdan and his Jazz Ensemble

Concert to benefit Gloucester Meetinghouse

September 08, 2023 6:00pm The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation welcomes Alek Razdan and Ensemble bringing their unique style of cool jazz to our music festival’s final concert. Local Rockport tenor saxophonist Alek Razdan started his musical career at the age of 6. Not only is he the lead saxophonist with his own jazz ensemble, Razdan plays with the five-time Grammy-nominated group Roomful of Blues. He also performs with the American Symphony of Soul and the A-Train Orchestra. With a full schedule of concert performances, he has found the time to self-produce three albums.

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What Time Is It, Mr. Fox?

What Time Is It, Mr. Fox?

Concert to benefit North Shore Health Project

September 01, 2023 6:00pm Singer/songwriter 3rian King and the musicians of What Time Is It Mr. Fox? deliver an electrifying performance with an evening of smoky cabaret, neo-soul, and acoustic noir. Well known in Boston’s underground cabaret scene, What Time Is It Mr. Fox? has earned a loyal following with frequent performances in New York City and tours across the United States. Their original songs feature rich lyrical imagery that explore love, spirituality, sexuality, and identity, and their performances are infused with energy, honesty, and emotional authenticity. Their unique brand of music and performance art has been adopted by popular singers, filmmakers, and repertory theaters. Band members include: 3rian King, voice, piano, and acoustic guitar; Nathan Cohen, violin, trumpet, voice; Dennis Monagle, drums; Renee Dupuis, voice, keys, and melodica; and Joe Cardoza, upright bass.

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HYE Fusion, Middle Eastern Band

HYE Fusion, Middle Eastern Band

Concert to benefit Action, Inc.

August 25, 2023 6:00pm This trio of classically trained musicians blends Western jazz favorites with the irresistible rhythms and melodies of their Middle Eastern backgrounds for a thrilling evening of East-meets-West fusion. Get ready for an unforgettable evening as these three virtuoso musicians take you on a unique musical journey that will have you dancing in the aisles. Mal Barsamian is a multi-talented instrumentalist equally skilled on classical and rhythm guitars, clarinet, saxophone, and the traditional Middle Eastern oud. Harry Bedrossian is a classically trained concert pianist who has embraced the Jazz tradition through the work of Oscar Petersen and Bill Evans. He is also an accomplished oud player. Charles Dermenjian is a talented percussionist who has shared the stage with a number of jazz greats and performed extensively both nationally and internationally. He plays the doumbek, a traditional percussion instrument common throughout Middle Eastern cultures.

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Willie Alexander’s Persistence of Memory Orchestra

Willie Alexander’s Persistence of Memory Orchestra

Concert to benefit The Grace Center

August 18, 2023 6:00pm Willie Alexander, punk music legend, musical innovator, and artistic icon, returns to Music on Meetinghouse Green with his band for a rocking evening. Gloucester’s own Willie ‘Loco’ Alexander shares his legendary talent as a singer, songwriter and keyboardist. With his roots in Boston’s punk rock scene of the 70’s and 80’s, Willie’s musical career has flourished for more than 50 years. Whether as a band member with the Lost, Bagatelle, Grass Menagerie and the post-Lou Reed Velvet Underground, or as front man for his own series of bands, Willie’s enduring popularity is a reflection of his unique musical voice and artistic vision. A true artist, Willie has expanded his work to other mediums including soundtracks for local filmmaker Henry Ferrini, collage and painting.

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Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band

Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band

Concert to benefit HAWC

August 11, 2023 6:00pm Praised by critics both individually and collectively for their virtuosity and passion for Klezmer music, the five musicians of Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band return for the eighth season of Music on Meetinghouse Green. Their repertoire includes traditional instrumental renditions and original compositions of Klezmer-inspired music as well as songs in Yiddish and English. A favorite of local audiences, they have played at the Kennedy Center and Yidstock, and continue to build an international following with their performance at the Third Biennial International Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam where they received the Audience Pick Award. The five performers feature Abigale Reisman on violin and vocals; Jonathan Cannon on violin; Kristen Lamb on double bass and vocals; Nat Seelen on clarinet, and Pete Fanelli on trombone. An accomplished violinist and composer, Abigale Reisman is the music director at Temple Ahavat Achim in Gloucester.

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Culture Splash

Culture Splash

August 10, 2023 4:00pm This is a multi-media afternoon event offering narrated historical tours including a demonstration of the 1893 pipe organ, an art show in the foyer, and live music by the Cape Ann Big Band Ensemble.

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THE RHIANNON HURST AND STEVE LACEY QUARTET

THE RHIANNON HURST AND STEVE LACEY QUARTET

Concert to benefit The Open Door

July 28, 2023 6:00pm Cape Ann couldn’t be more proud of these rising stars who share their exceptional talent in an evening of unforgettable jazz. Rhiannon Hurst earned some serious respect in the jazz world even before she graduated high school. She won 2nd place in the Berklee International High School Jazz Singer’s Showcase and was one of four graduating seniors to receive the Excellence in Music Award from the Massachusetts Music Educators Association. She was the recipient of a prestigious 2021 National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) award in jazz voice for her caliber of artistic achievement. Her professional engagements have ranged from Boston’s Symphony Hall and the State Room to the North Shore’s favorite restaurants.

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Alex Minasian Jazz Quartet

Alex Minasian Jazz Quartet

Concert to benefit TownGreen

July 21, 2023 6:00pm Alex Minasian, acclaimed jazz pianist and impresario, brings his quartet to Music on Meetinghouse Green. Alex Minasian quickly earned the attention of the music world for his performances at the country’s most famous jazz venues including the Blue Note, Birdland, Village Vanguard, and The Apollo Theater. His brilliant career has found him sharing the stage with jazz legends James Ingram, Arturo Sandoval, Marilyn McCoo, Joe Pesci, Hank Jones, Clark Terry, and many others. He has also headlined important jazz celebrations including the Rochester Jazz Festival and performed at the Montreal Jazz Festival and the Istanbul Jazz Festival. New York City audiences will find him performing weekly at the iconic Tavern on the Green restaurant. He has been featured in Yerevan Magazine, a Los Angeles-based publication promoting Armenian news and culture. Minasian teams up with bassist Brandi Disterheft, drummer Joe Farnsworth, and saxophonist Bill Pierce for their return appearance at the Music on Meetinghouse Green summer music concerts.

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The Goddesses

The Goddesses

Concert to benefit Backyard Growers

July 14, 2023 6:00pm Gloucester’s own Goddesses light up the night with an evening of classic rock ‘n roll. Dust off your best dance moves and get ready for a spectacular musical evening featuring the high-powered Goddesses rocking out the best-of-the-best classic rock ‘n roll tunes. Their repertoire spans the roots of rock to its pinnacle and beyond and the Goddesses deliver a non-stop performance that will have you on your feet, singing along, and wanting more. Headlined by powerhouse couple Tony and Samantha Goddess on vocals and electric guitar, the Goddesses features Dave Sag on bass, Steve Chaggaris on drums, and John Cameron on keys.

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The John Baboian Guitar Ensemble

The John Baboian Guitar Ensemble

Concert to benefit Pathways for Children

July 07, 2023 6:00pm The John Baboian Ensemble with vocalist Sandi Bedrosian. Well known as an accomplished guitarist and composer in jazz and swing circles, John Baboian is equally at home in the classical, blues, rock, R&B, Latin, and world music traditions. He has performed all over the world and has shared the stage with a who’s who of music industry legends. His work has been featured on a number of popular television series and more than 20 recordings. As an educator for more than 40 years, Baboian has inspired and trained a generation of aspiring musicians. An audience favorite, Baboian and his ensemble, several of whom are fellow faculty members from the Berklee College of Music, have traditionally opened the Music on Meetinghouse Green series. Sandi Bedrosian is well known as a lead vocalist and director in a wide range of musical styles and has opened for some of today’s hottest stars. She has performed coast to coast and throughout Europe and her repertoire includes musical productions, theater, and opera.

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An Afternoon at the Silent Movies!

An Afternoon at the Silent Movies!

October 30, 2022 3:00pm Bring the whole family to the Gloucester Meetinghouse for an entertaining afternoon of classic silent movies with live keyboard accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis.

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4th Annual Car Show

4th Annual Car Show

October 08, 2022 9:00am New Date: Saturday, October 8th we will host our third annual car show called CAPE ANN CLASSIC CARS ON THE GREEN from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Please join us for a day of family fun with beautiful vintage cars displayed on the green in front of the Meetinghouse.

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HYE Fusion, Middle Eastern Band

HYE Fusion, Middle Eastern Band

Concert to benefit The Gloucester Meetinghouse

September 09, 2022 6:00pm HYE FUSION is comprised of an American born trio of well seasoned musicians who perform the music of all of the Middle East integrated with Western Jazz Standards, resulting in a dynamic synergy of melodies and rhythms, employing both current and traditional instrumentation.

More Info…  Visit The Gloucester Meetinghouse
What Time Is It, Mr. Fox?

What Time Is It, Mr. Fox?

Concert to benefit North Shore Health Project

September 02, 2022 6:00pm Led by the gender-defying voice of 3rian King, the ensemble delivers their own brand smoky cabaret, neo-soul and acoustic noir, sounding something like Tom Waits and Amy Winehouse performing in a French cafe. What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? is known for its original songs which marry rich lyrical imagery with a cinematic sensibility, exploring themes of love, spirituality, sexuality, and identity. Whether stripped down for acoustic coffeehouses and living room concerts or immersive multimedia shows in clubs and theaters, Mr. Fox brings honesty, energy, and emotional authenticity to every performance.

More Info…  Visit Artist’s Site  Visit North Shore Health Project
Willie Alexander’s Persistence of Memory Orchestra

Willie Alexander’s Persistence of Memory Orchestra

Concert to benefit The Grace Center

August 19, 2022 6:00pm From the Lost, a 60′s garage-band that made a couple of records for Capitol, to the psychedelic late-60′s Bagatelle, to a brief stint in the post-Lou Reed Velvet Underground, the Boom Boom Band in the punk 70′s, which recorded for MCA, to an introspective take on the 80′s recording for the French label New Rose, and renewed band energy in the 90′s with the Persistence of Memory Orchestra, Willie has maintained a consistently high level of emotional and artistic integrity.

More Info…  Visit Artist’s Site  Visit The Grace Center
The Goddesses

The Goddesses

Concert to benefit HAWC

August 12, 2022 6:00pm Gloucester’s own Goddesses light up the night with an evening of classic rock ‘n roll at the corner of Middle and Church Streets at 6:00 p.m.

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Rhiannon Hurst and Quartet

Rhiannon Hurst and Quartet

Concert to benefit The Open Door

July 29, 2022 6:00pm Rhiannon Kaela Hurst, an award-winning vocalist at the age of 16, has set her heart on making music. Rhiannon works professionally with Big Bands and Combos of various sizes, performing at venues ranging from Symphony Hall and the State Room in Boston to local homey restaurants. Rhiannon competed in Regional, National, and International Competitions winning Vocalist Awards at each. In the final year of the Berklee International High School Jazz Singer’s Showcase, Rhiannon won 2nd place in this competition as a H.S. Sophomore. Rhiannon was named a 2021 Award Winner in the Jazz Voice category of the prestigious National YoungArts Competition. She graduated from New England Conservatory Preparatory School with Honors in all 4 levels in jazz voice and was the recipient of the Frances B. Lanier award for “integrating her innate ability and skills into an emerging musical personality.” Rhiannon currently attends College of The Holy Cross as the Brooks Music Scholar for the class of 2025 in conjunction with continued jazz voice studies at New England Conservatory in Boston.

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Alex Minasian Jazz Quartet

Alex Minasian Jazz Quartet

Concert to benefit Maritime Gloucester

July 22, 2022 6:00pm Alex Minasian, acclaimed jazz pianist and impresario, brings his quartet to Music on Meetinghouse Green for a free Friday evening concert at the corner of Middle and Church Streets, July 22 at 6:00 p.m

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Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band

Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band

Concert to benefit Backyard Growers

July 15, 2022 6:00pm Internationally-acclaimed Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band brings passion, virtuosity, and contagious energy to every performance. The Wheels improvise with the intimacy of chamber music and the intensity of a rowdy dance band. Their engaging contemporary interpretation of Jewish music is irresistible to audiences ranging from elementary school students to the judges at the International Jewish Music Festival, who heralded them as “a true musical democracy.”

More Info…  Visit Artist’s Site  Visit Backyard Growers
The John Baboian Guitar Ensemble

The John Baboian Guitar Ensemble

Concert to benefit Pathways for Children

July 08, 2022 6:00pm The John Baboian Ensemble featuring Sandi Bedrosian is an all-faculty band from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. It includes guitars, trumpet/flute, vibes, bass and drums. While rooted in the “Bop” tradition, the band plays a variety of materials that reflect the long history of Jazz music. Since its beginning in 1990, the ensemble has garnered a steady following of fans that enjoy guitar-oriented Jazz, and recorded several CDs.

More Info…  Visit Pathways for Children
3rd Annual Car Show

3rd Annual Car Show

October 02, 2021 9:00am Saturday, October 2nd we will host our third annual car show called CAPE ANN CLASSIC CARS ON THE GREEN from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Please join us for a day of family fun with beautiful vintage cars displayed on the green in front of the Meetinghouse.

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Cape Ann Big Band

Cape Ann Big Band

Concert to benefit International Institute of New England

September 10, 2021 6:00pm This diverse 17-piece big band entertains and delights audiences with danceable music infused with jazz, swing, New Orleans street bands, soul, and rock n’ roll that will bring you back in time. Known for operating like a family, Cape Ann Big Band prides itself with having a repertoire that has no boundaries. Their program includes such classics as “Mack the Knife,” “I’ve Got You Under my Skin,” and “Take the A Train.”

More Info…  Visit Artist’s Site  Visit International Institute of New England
Cape Ann Big Band

Cape Ann Big Band

Concert to benefit Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation

September 09, 2021 6:00pm This diverse 17-piece big band entertains and delights audiences with danceable music infused with jazz, swing, New Orleans street bands, soul, and rock n’ roll that will bring you back in time. Known for operating like a family, Cape Ann Big Band prides itself with having a repertoire that has no boundaries. Their program includes such classics as “Mack the Knife,” “I’ve Got You Under my Skin,” and “Take the A Train.”

More Info…  Visit Artist’s Site  
The John Baboian Ensemble

The John Baboian Ensemble

Concert to benefit Pathways for Children

September 03, 2021 6:00pm The John Baboian Ensemble featuring Sandi Bedrosian is an all-faculty band from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. It includes guitars, trumpet/flute, vibes, bass and drums. While rooted in the “Bop” tradition, the band plays a variety of materials that reflect the long history of Jazz music. Since its beginning in 1990, the ensemble has garnered a steady following of fans that enjoy guitar-oriented Jazz, and recorded several CDs.

More Info…  Visit Pathways for Children
Willie Alexander’s Persistence of Memory Orchestra

Willie Alexander’s Persistence of Memory Orchestra

Concert to benefit Gloucester Education Foundation

August 27, 2021 6:00pm From the Lost, a 60′s garage-band that made a couple of records for Capitol, to the psychedelic late-60′s Bagatelle, to a brief stint in the post-Lou Reed Velvet Underground, the Boom Boom Band in the punk 70′s, which recorded for MCA, to an introspective take on the 80′s recording for the French label New Rose, and renewed band energy in the 90′s with the Persistence of Memory Orchestra, Willie has maintained a consistently high level of emotional and artistic integrity.

More Info…  Visit Gloucester Education Foundation
Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band

Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band

Concert to benefit The Grace Center

August 20, 2021 6:00pm Internationally-acclaimed Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band brings passion, virtuosity, and contagious energy to every performance. The Wheels improvise with the intimacy of chamber music and the intensity of a rowdy dance band. Their engaging contemporary interpretation of Jewish music is irresistible to audiences ranging from elementary school students to the judges at the International Jewish Music Festival, who heralded them as “a true musical democracy.”

More Info…  Visit Artist’s Site  Visit The Grace Center
Mari Martin

Mari Martin

Concert to benefit HAWC

August 13, 2021 6:00pm Mari Martin has been entertaining audiences from Massachusetts to California with her compelling voice and signature stage presence for over 20 years. Mari’s influences run the gamut of popular music…from the Beatles to Stevie Wonder, the Rolling Stones to Billie Holiday. Throw in some Bonnie Raitt, Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keyes, Marvin Gaye, Dinah Washington, Eric Clapton, Earth, Wind and Fire, Ella Fitzgerald and Al Green, and you’re beginning to get the picture.

More Info…  Visit Artist’s Site  Visit HAWC
What time is it, Mr. Fox?

What time is it, Mr. Fox?

Concert to benefit North Shore Health Project

August 06, 2021 6:00pm Led by the gender-defying voice of 3rian King, the ensemble delivers their own brand smoky cabaret, neo-soul and acoustic noir, sounding something like Tom Waits and Amy Winehouse performing in a French cafe. What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? is known for its original songs which marry rich lyrical imagery with a cinematic sensibility, exploring themes of love, spirituality, sexuality, and identity. Whether stripped down for acoustic coffeehouses and living room concerts or immersive multimedia shows in clubs and theaters, Mr. Fox brings honesty, energy, and emotional authenticity to every performance.

More Info…  Visit Artist’s Site  Visit North Shore Health Project
The Goddesses

The Goddesses

Concert to benefit The Open Door

July 30, 2021 6:00pm The Goddesses play mainly songs from the 50’s and songs from the 70’s that sound like they are from the 50’s: 50’s artists like The Coasters, Chuck Berry, Huey “Piano” Smith, Buddy Holly; 70’s artists like Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds, NRBQ, The Dwight Twilley Band, etc. Sam Goddess sings,, Tony Goddess sings and play guitar. Dave Sag plays bass, he’s a veteran of a million local gigs, member of Madhouse, etc. John Cameron plays piano and is well known as a member of the Boston ska band Bim Skala Bim. Steve Chaggaris plays the drums and like Sag is a local club scene vet, member of Orville Giddings Band, etc.

More Info…  Visit The Open Door
HYE Fusion, Middle Eastern Band

HYE Fusion, Middle Eastern Band

Concert to benefit Maritime Gloucester

July 23, 2021 7:00pm Starting late due to passing storm! HYE FUSION is comprised of an American born trio of well seasoned musicians who perform the music of all of the Middle East integrated with Western Jazz Standards, resulting in a dynamic synergy of melodies and rhythms, employing both current and traditional instrumentation.

More Info…  Visit Maritime Gloucester
The Early Risers

The Early Risers

Concert to benefit Backyard Growers

July 16, 2021 6:00pm The Early Risers are a folk duo from Vermont made up of Ashley Storrow and Putnam Smith. Both rootsy and lyric-driven, their original songs feature close vocal harmonies and arrangements on a wide array of instruments: banjo, guitar, mandolin, piano, and shruti-box. After pursuing separate solo singer/songwriter careers, they joined forces in 2015 and have since toured across the country, from Maine to Texas to California to Vancouver, BC. They have played notable venues such as Club Passim, the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, and the High Plains Public Radio concert series. Their debut album, “Making Life Sweet” climbed to #1 on the Folk DJ Charts (November, 2019), with 4 songs in the top 10 most played songs. As said by the folk music blog, Wise Madness: “…it’s how the band makes you feel. Their music is comfort food.”

More Info…  Visit Artist’s Site  Visit Backyard Growers
Cape Ann Big Band

Cape Ann Big Band

Concert to benefit Gloucester Meetinghouse

September 11, 2020 6:00pm This diverse 17-piece big band entertains and delights audiences with danceable music infused with jazz, swing, New Orleans street bands, soul, and rock n’ roll that will bring you back in time. Known for operating like a family, Cape Ann Big Band prides itself with having a repertoire that has no boundaries. Their program includes such classics as “Mack the Knife,” “I’ve Got You Under my Skin,” and “Take the A Train.”

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Deb Hardy Band

Deb Hardy Band

Concert to benefit Gloucester Education Foundation

August 28, 2020 6:00pm Deb Hardy Band are a group of musicians from Gloucester MA whose songs reflect the drama, beauty and serenity of this ocean harbor community. Their jazzy acoustic rock songs are rhythmic, expressive and powerful. They play a mix of originals and covers that include Kate Bush, Devo, Yes, and Led Zeppelin. Deb Hardy Band include Greg Verga, Arnie Rosen and Marc Lorah.

More Info…  Visit Gloucester Education Foundation
Willie Alexander’s Persistence of Memory Orchestra

Willie Alexander’s Persistence of Memory Orchestra

Concert to benefit The Grace Center

August 21, 2020 6:00pm From the Lost, a 60′s garage-band that made a couple of records for Capitol, to the psychedelic late-60′s Bagatelle, to a brief stint in the post-Lou Reed Velvet Underground, the Boom Boom Band in the punk 70′s, which recorded for MCA, to an introspective take on the 80′s recording for the French label New Rose, and renewed band energy in the 90′s with the Persistence of Memory Orchestra, Willie has maintained a consistently high level of emotional and artistic integrity.

More Info…  Visit The Grace Center
Mari Martin

Mari Martin

Concert to benefit HAWC

August 14, 2020 6:00pm Mari Martin has been entertaining audiences from Massachusetts to California with her compelling voice and signature stage presence for over 20 years. Mari’s influences run the gamut of popular music…from the Beatles to Stevie Wonder, the Rolling Stones to Billie Holiday. Throw in some Bonnie Raitt, Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keyes, Marvin Gaye, Dinah Washington, Eric Clapton, Earth, Wind and Fire, Ella Fitzgerald and Al Green, and you’re beginning to get the picture.

More Info…  Visit Artist’s Site  Visit HAWC
What time is it, Mr. Fox?

What time is it, Mr. Fox?

Concert to benefit North Shore Health Project

August 07, 2020 6:00pm Led by the gender-defying voice of 3rian King, the ensemble delivers their own brand smoky cabaret, neo-soul and acoustic noir, sounding something like Tom Waits and Amy Winehouse performing in a French cafe. What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? is known for its original songs which marry rich lyrical imagery with a cinematic sensibility, exploring themes of love, spirituality, sexuality, and identity. Whether stripped down for acoustic coffeehouses and living room concerts or immersive multimedia shows in clubs and theaters, Mr. Fox brings honesty, energy, and emotional authenticity to every performance.

More Info…  Visit Artist’s Site  Visit North Shore Health Project
The Goddesses

The Goddesses

Concert to benefit The Open Door

July 31, 2020 6:00pm The Goddesses play mainly songs from the 50’s and songs from the 70’s that sound like they are from the 50’s: 50’s artists like The Coasters, Chuck Berry, Huey “Piano” Smith, Buddy Holly; 70’s artists like Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds, NRBQ, The Dwight Twilley Band, etc. Sam Goddess sings,, Tony Goddess sings and play guitar. Dave Sag plays bass, he’s a veteran of a million local gigs, member of Madhouse, etc. John Cameron plays piano and is well known as a member of the Boston ska band Bim Skala Bim. Steve Chaggaris plays the drums and like Sag is a local club scene vet, member of Orville Giddings Band, etc.

More Info…  Visit The Open Door
HYE Fusion, Middle Eastern Band

HYE Fusion, Middle Eastern Band

Concert to benefit Maritime Gloucester

July 24, 2020 6:00pm Hye Fusion is an American-born trio of musicians who perform Middle Eastern music integrated with Western Jazz. The musicians play current and traditional instruments including the oud, classical and rhythm guitars, keyboard, clarinet and saxophone as well as the doumbek – the most commonly played percussive instrument throughout Middle eastern cultures. The result is a dynamic synergy of melodies and rhythms.

More Info…  Visit Maritime Gloucester
Alvin Foster

Alvin Foster

Concert to benefit Backyard Growers

July 17, 2020 6:00pm His band, Soul Eclectic, will take you on journey back to the 60s, 70s, and 80s with the soul music that underpinned Black people’s courage to be happy and celebrate life, love, spirituality and growth in the face of racism. While centered in Motown’s indelible catalog of music, Soul Eclectic also features and celebrates the artists that grew up alongside and after Motown. Comprising of Alvin Foster on vocals, Tricia Reed on vocals, Oscar Brown III on guitar, Briana Washington on keyboard, Min Jae Yim on bass, and Jarrell Campbell on drums, the band uses the timeless gems to deliver a fun and thoughtful musical experience.

More Info…  Visit Backyard Growers
Be-Bop Guitars

Be-Bop Guitars

Concert to benefit Pathways for Children

July 10, 2020 6:00pm The “Be-Bop” Guitars is an all-faculty band from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. It includes guitars, trumpet/flute, vibes, bass and drums. While rooted in the “Bop” tradition, the band plays a variety of materials that reflect the long history of Jazz music. Since its beginning in 1990, the ensemble has garnered a steady following of fans that enjoy guitar-oriented Jazz, and recorded several CDs.

More Info…  Visit Pathways for Children
Alvin Foster

Alvin Foster

Concert to benefit Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation

September 06, 2019 6:00pm His band, Soul Eclectic, will take you on journey back to the 60s, 70s, and 80s with the soul music that underpinned Black people’s courage to be happy and celebrate life, love, spirituality and growth in the face of racism. While centered in Motown’s indelible catalog of music, Soul Eclectic also features and celebrates the artists that grew up alongside and after Motown. Comprising of Alvin Foster on vocals, Tricia Reed on vocals, Oscar Brown III on guitar, Briana Washington on keyboard, Min Jae Yim on bass, and Jarrell Campbell on drums, the band uses the timeless gems to deliver a fun and thoughtful musical experience.

More Info…  Visit Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation
Deb Hardy Band

Deb Hardy Band

Concert to benefit Gloucester Education Foundation

August 23, 2019 6:00pm Deb Hardy Band are a group of musicians from Gloucester MA whose songs reflect the drama, beauty and serenity of this ocean harbor community. Their jazzy acoustic rock songs are rhythmic, expressive and powerful. They play a mix of originals and covers that include Kate Bush, Devo, Yes, and Led Zeppelin. Deb Hardy Band include Greg Verga, Arnie Rosen and Marc Lorah.

More Info…  Visit Gloucester Education Foundation
Willie Alexander’s Persistence of Memory Orchestra

Willie Alexander’s Persistence of Memory Orchestra

Concert to benefit The Grace Center

August 16, 2019 6:00pm From the Lost, a 60′s garage-band that made a couple of records for Capitol, to the psychedelic late-60′s Bagatelle, to a brief stint in the post-Lou Reed Velvet Underground, the Boom Boom Band in the punk 70′s, which recorded for MCA, to an introspective take on the 80′s recording for the French label New Rose, and renewed band energy in the 90′s with the Persistence of Memory Orchestra, Willie has maintained a consistently high level of emotional and artistic integrity.

More Info…  Visit Artist’s Site  Visit The Grace Center
Cape Ann Big Band

Cape Ann Big Band

Concert to benefit HAWC

August 09, 2019 6:00pm This diverse 17-piece big band entertains and delights audiences with danceable music infused with jazz, swing, New Orleans street bands, soul, and rock n’ roll that will bring you back in time. Known for operating like a family, Cape Ann Big Band prides itself with having a repertoire that has no boundaries. Their program includes such classics as “Mack the Knife,” “I’ve Got You Under my Skin,” and “Take the A Train.”

More Info…  Visit HAWC
What time is it, Mr. Fox?

What time is it, Mr. Fox?

Concert to benefit Maritime Gloucester

August 02, 2019 6:00pm Led by the gender-defying voice of 3rian King, the ensemble delivers their own brand smoky cabaret, neo-soul and acoustic noir, sounding something like Tom Waits and Amy Winehouse performing in a French cafe. What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? is known for its original songs which marry rich lyrical imagery with a cinematic sensibility, exploring themes of love, spirituality, sexuality, and identity. Whether stripped down for acoustic coffeehouses and living room concerts or immersive multimedia shows in clubs and theaters, Mr. Fox brings honesty, energy, and emotional authenticity to every performance.

More Info…  Visit Artist’s Site  Visit Maritime Gloucester
The Goddesses

The Goddesses

Concert to benefit Art Haven

July 26, 2019 6:00pm The Goddesses play mainly songs from the 50’s and songs from the 70’s that sound like they are from the 50’s: 50’s artists like The Coasters, Chuck Berry, Huey “Piano” Smith, Buddy Holly; 70’s artists like Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds, NRBQ, The Dwight Twilley Band, etc. Sam Goddess sings,, Tony Goddess sings and play guitar. Dave Sag plays bass, he’s a veteran of a million local gigs, member of Madhouse, etc. John Cameron plays piano and is well known as a member of the Boston ska band Bim Skala Bim. Steve Chaggaris plays the drums and like Sag is a local club scene vet, member of Orville Giddings Band, etc.

More Info…  Visit Artist’s Site  Visit Art Haven
HYE Fusion, Middle Eastern Band

HYE Fusion, Middle Eastern Band

Concert to benefit The Open Door

July 19, 2019 6:00pm Hye Fusion is an American-born trio of musicians who perform Middle Eastern music integrated with Western Jazz. The musicians play current and traditional instruments including the oud, classical and rhythm guitars, keyboard, clarinet and saxophone as well as the doumbek – the most commonly played percussive instrument throughout Middle eastern cultures. The result is a dynamic synergy of melodies and rhythms.

More Info…  Visit The Open Door
Livin’ On Luck

Livin’ On Luck

Concert to benefit Backyard Growers

July 12, 2019 6:00pm Livin’ On Luck…Classic Rock and Folk. Josh Bevins, Robert Cedrone, Ann O’Donnell, Tom O’Donnell, Tom Bull, Jeanine Lynch.

More Info…  Visit Artist’s Site  Visit Backyard Growers
John Baboian Ensemble

John Baboian Ensemble

Concert to benefit Pathways for Children

July 05, 2019 6:00pm The John Baboian Ensemble with guest vocalist Sandi Bedrosi is an all-faculty band from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. It includes guitars, trumpet/flute, vibes, bass and drums. While rooted in the “Bop” tradition, the band plays a variety of materials that reflect the long history of Jazz music. Since its beginning in 1990, the ensemble has garnered a steady following of fans that enjoy guitar-oriented Jazz, and recorded several CDs.

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Alvin Foster

Alvin Foster

Concert to benefit GMF

September 07, 2018 6:00pm His band, Soul Eclectic, will take you on journey back to the 60s, 70s, and 80s with the soul music that underpinned Black people’s courage to be happy and celebrate life, love, spirituality and growth in the face of racism. While centered in Motown’s indelible catalog of music, Soul Eclectic also features and celebrates the artists that grew up alongside and after Motown. Comprising of Alvin Foster on vocals, Tricia Reed on vocals, Oscar Brown III on guitar, Briana Washington on keyboard, Min Jae Yim on bass, and Jarrell Campbell on drums, the band uses the timeless gems to deliver a fun and thoughtful musical experience.

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Willie Alexander’s Persistence of Memory Orchestra

Willie Alexander’s Persistence of Memory Orchestra

Concert to benefit The Grace Center

August 24, 2018 6:00pm From the Lost, a 60′s garage-band that made a couple of records for Capitol, to the psychedelic late-60′s Bagatelle, to a brief stint in the post-Lou Reed Velvet Underground, the Boom Boom Band in the punk 70′s, which recorded for MCA, to an introspective take on the 80′s recording for the French label New Rose, and renewed band energy in the 90′s with the Persistence of Memory Orchestra, Willie has maintained a consistently high level of emotional and artistic integrity.

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What time is it,  Mr. Fox

What time is it, Mr. Fox

Concert to benefit Art Haven

August 17, 2018 6:00pm Led by the gender-defying voice of 3rian King, the ensemble delivers their own brand smoky cabaret, neo-soul and acoustic noir, sounding something like Tom Waits and Amy Winehouse performing in a French cafe. What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? is known for its original songs which marry rich lyrical imagery with a cinematic sensibility, exploring themes of love, spirituality, sexuality, and identity. Whether stripped down for acoustic coffeehouses and living room concerts or immersive multimedia shows in clubs and theaters, Mr. Fox brings honesty, energy, and emotional authenticity to every performance.

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HYE Fusion, Middle Eastern Band

HYE Fusion, Middle Eastern Band

Concert to benefit Open Door

August 10, 2018 6:00pm Hye Fusion is an American-born trio of musicians who perform Middle Eastern music integrated with Western Jazz. The musicians play current and traditional instruments including the oud, classical and rhythm guitars, keyboard, clarinet and saxophone as well as the doumbek – the most commonly played percussive instrument throughout Middle eastern cultures. The result is a dynamic synergy of melodies and rhythms.

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Deb Hardy and the Altairs

Deb Hardy and the Altairs

Concert to benefit HAWC

August 03, 2018 6:00pm Deb Hardy and The Altairs are a roots rock party band hailing from Boston’s North Shore. They feature the powerhouse singer Deb Hardy and the driving force of Carl DiFranza, Tom Alley and Jamie Melville. The band gets a crowd moving with a mix of high energy folk, blues, soul, classic and alternative rock.

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Os Forrozeiros Brazilian/Forró dance and music

Os Forrozeiros Brazilian/Forró dance and music

Concert to benefit Wellspring House

July 27, 2018 6:00pm The Os Forrozeiros organization has existed for over 10 years, but the Forrozeiros Dance Group has been together for the past 2 years. We practice at the Deborah Mason School of Dance Studio in Somerville and our main goals are to spread our love of Forró, help others get to know more about our culture and its richness through dance, and help needy populations by promoting fundraisers and other events beneficial to the community.

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The Bar Chords

The Bar Chords

Concert to benefit Maritime Gloucester

July 20, 2018 6:00pm Hop into the “Way-Back Machine” and listen to some of the best music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s live. Listen to the deep vocal harmonies that permeate the classic rock and pop you love to listen to, but other bands don’t, can’t, or won’t play. Dance the night away to The Beatles, The Eagles, Eric Clapton, ZZ Top, CCR, the Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, The Barenaked Ladies, and so much more.

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Stacia Kraft

Stacia Kraft

Concert to benefit Backyard Growers

July 13, 2018 6:00pm Stacia Kraft sings the American Songbook with classic style; a big alto sound with an honest approach to the lyrics. Trained at the New England Conservatory, her programs feature jazz standards, folk songs, Broadway tunes, and spirituals with a superb group of swinging musicians: Tony Malionek-piano, Jon Dreyer-bass, Tom Duprey-trumpet, Miki Matsuki-drums. You are sure to have a romantic evening of song under the stars, and leave wanting more.

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Berklee Be-Bop Guitars

Berklee Be-Bop Guitars

Concert to benefit Pathways for Children

July 06, 2018 6:00pm The “Be-Bop” Guitars is an all-faculty band from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. It includes guitars, trumpet/flute, vibes, bass and drums. While rooted in the “Bop” tradition, the band plays a variety of materials that reflect the long history of Jazz music. Since its beginning in 1990, the ensemble has garnered a steady following of fans that enjoy guitar-oriented Jazz, and recorded several CDs.

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Cape Ann Big Band

Cape Ann Big Band

Concert to benefit Gloucester Meeting House Foundation sprinkler system

September 08, 2017 6:00pm Born in the basement and bred in a garage, the Cape Ann Big Band is not your average swing orchestra. The band connects with local musicians of all ages and backgrounds to encourage big-band music making and community involvement. Cape Ann Big Band is inspired by the sounds of jazz, swing, New Orleans street bands, soul, rock ’n roll and show-tune ‘golden oldies’.

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GC Jug Band/Deb Hardy And The Altairs

GC Jug Band/Deb Hardy And The Altairs

Concert to benefit The Grace Center

August 25, 2017 6:00pm Deb Hardy and The Altairs are a roots rock party band hailing from Boston’s North Shore. They feature the powerhouse singer Deb Hardy and the driving force of Carl DiFranza, Tom Alley and Jamie Melville. The band gets a crowd moving with a mix of high energy folk, blues, soul, classic and alternative rock.

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Hye Fusion

Hye Fusion

Concert to benefit Artsbridge

August 18, 2017 6:00pm Hye Fusion is an American-born trio of musicians who perform Middle Eastern music integrated with Western Jazz. The musicians play current and traditional instruments including the oud, classical and rhythm guitars, keyboard, clarinet and saxophone as well as the doumbek – the most commonly played percussive instrument throughout Middle eastern cultures. The result is a dynamic synergy of melodies and rhythms.

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Scanzonati

Scanzonati

Concert to benefit Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association

August 11, 2017 6:00pm Scanzonati is an exciting and original group that revisits some of the classic Italian pop songs of the past 30 years in an acoustic setting with sophisticated harmonies and arrangements. The project represents an incredibly rich and precious age of well-written Italian music infused with lyrical finesse. Gino Paoli, Fiorella Mannoia, Pino Daniele, and Domenico Modugno are only some of the most renowned and prestigious artists that the project pays the tribute to. The band combines charming and soulful vocal textures with talent and creativity, in a quest for discovering new sounds and atmospheres.

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Gordon Michaels

Gordon Michaels

Concert to benefit Essex County Community Organization

August 04, 2017 6:00pm Gordon Michaels effortlessly performs Broadway ballads, jazz standards, blues, R&B oldies, gospel and country. He is a gregarious southern gentleman at heart and an entertainer with a smooth baritone voice, that will leave you wanting more. Gordon Michaels started the House of Blues Gospel Brunch in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA. His ultimate goal is to keep music alive in the Boston and New England area.

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Willie Alexander’s Persistence Of Memory Orchestra

Willie Alexander’s Persistence Of Memory Orchestra

Concert to benefit Magnolia New Beginnings

July 28, 2017 6:00pm From the Lost, a 60′s garage-band that made a couple of records for Capitol, to the psychedelic late-60′s Bagatelle, to a brief stint in the post-Lou Reed Velvet Underground, the Boom Boom Band in the punk 70′s, which recorded for MCA, to an introspective take on the 80′s recording for the French label New Rose, and renewed band energy in the 90′s with the Persistence of Memory Orchestra, Willie has maintained a consistently high level of emotional and artistic integrity.

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Melanie Bresnan

Melanie Bresnan

Concert to benefit Kestrel Educational Adventures

July 21, 2017 6:00pm Hailing from New England via Nashville, TN, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Melanie Bresnan has spent most of her life studying and performing music. Her songwriting blends the influences of classical vocal technique, jazz, choral music, rock and Irish traditional music, together with country and pop music. Melanie creates songs that are catchy and singable but still rooted in traditional folk music.

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Peter Souza, Three Sheets to the Wind

Peter Souza, Three Sheets to the Wind

Concert to benefit Schooner Adventure

July 14, 2017 6:00pm Three Sheets to the Wind is an old sailing term and refers to a ship whose sheets (lines) have come loose, causing the sails to flap uncontrolled and the ship to shudder and roll like an uncontrolled drunk. It is also a Gloucester chantey/sea music group. Many of the group have years of song and sea history behind them. They love to interact with the audience to create a perfect storm of song and good cheer.

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Berklee Be-Bop Guitars

Berklee Be-Bop Guitars

Concert to benefit Pathways for Children

July 07, 2017 6:00pm The “Be-Bop” Guitars is an all-faculty band from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. It includes guitars, trumpet/flute, vibes, bass and drums. While rooted in the “Bop” tradition, the band plays a variety of materials that reflect the long history of Jazz music. Since its beginning in 1990, the ensemble has garnered a steady following of fans that enjoy guitar-oriented Jazz, and recorded several CDs.

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Cape Ann Big Band

Cape Ann Big Band

Concert to benefit GMF Fire-Sprinkler Project

September 09, 2016 6:00pm This diverse 17-piece big band entertains and delights audiences with danceable music infused with jazz, swing, New Orleans street bands, soul, and rock n’ roll that will bring you back in time. Known for operating like a family, Cape Ann Big Band prides itself with having a repertoire that has no boundaries. Their program includes such classics as “Mack the Knife,” “I’ve Got You Under my Skin,” and “Take the A Train.” Please note the date change to September 9th!

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Deb Hardy & Alternate Roots Band

Deb Hardy & Alternate Roots Band

Concert to benefit The Grace Center

August 26, 2016 6:00pm Deb Hardy is a musician from Gloucester whose songs reflect the drama,beauty and serenity of this ocean harbor community. Her style of singing andguitar playing is rhythmic, expressive and powerful. Deb performs her songs ina warm, relaxed, and energetic spirit. AlternateRoots is a roots rock party band made up of Tom Alley, Jamie Melville and CarlDiFranza. Together with Deb Hardy, they cover tunes from the Etta James,Rolling Stones, Talking Heads, Blind Melon, Alabama Shakes and more.

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The Milkhouse Heaters, Vermont

The Milkhouse Heaters, Vermont

Concert to benefit Art Haven

August 19, 2016 6:00pm In the early days, Mike played bass while Jan sang lead and played guitar. They could often be found kicking around the Boston music scene. They received airplay on several of the city’s radio stations and were nominated for a Boston Music Award in 2001. They have shared the stage with The Black Crowes, Corey Glover, Fuel, Feeder, and Hum as well as playing the Boston leg of The Vans Warped Tour. Their songs are on numerous compilations alongside the likes of G. Love and Special Sauce, Jack Johnson, Burning Spear, and The Mighty, Mighty Bosstones.

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Brian King & Friends

Brian King & Friends

Concert to benefit Gloucester Writers Center

August 12, 2016 6:00pm Brian King (voice, keys, guitar) and Nathan Cohen (violin, trumpet) are the founders of the neo-cabaret band, What Time Is It, Mr. Fox?. The pair like to bend and blend genres, allowing the song to be what it needs to be in order to express its emotional core. Together they have packed houses in Boston, NYC, and throughout the country.

Chris Leghorn and Gerry Ryan are a new acoustic duo who perform a wide range of compelling songs that cover the traditions from folk, Celtic, sea shanties, original and popular music. They specialize in performing catchy songs with strong melodies and compelling harmonies that captivate and entertain an audience.

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Willie Alexander Band

Willie Alexander Band

Concert to benefit Opioid Angel Program

August 05, 2016 6:00pm From the Lost, a 60′s garage-band that made a couple of records for Capitol, to the psychedelic late-60′s Bagatelle, to a brief stint in the post-Lou Reed Velvet Underground, the Boom Boom Band in the punk 70′s, which recorded for MCA, to an introspective take on the 80′s recording for the French label New Rose, and renewed band energy in the 90′s with the Persistence of Memory Orchestra, Willie has maintained a consistently high level of emotional and artistic integrity.

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Northshoremen, Barbershop Chorus

Northshoremen, Barbershop Chorus

Concert to benefit Kestrel Educational Adventures

July 29, 2016 6:00pm A nonprofit, men’s organization dedicated to four part acapella harmony; particularly the preservation of the Barbershop Harmony style. We meet every Wednesday night at the ICC, 300 Rantoul Street in Beverly, MA from 7:30 to 10:30.

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Peter Souza, 3 Sheets to the Wind

Peter Souza, 3 Sheets to the Wind

Concert to benefit The Schooner Adventure

July 22, 2016 6:00pm Three Sheets to the Wind is an old sailing term and refers to a ship whose sheets (lines) have come loose, causing the sails to flap uncontrolled and the ship to shudder and roll (like a staggering drunk) and meander at the mercy of the elements.

Three Sheets to the Wind is also a Gloucester chantey/sea music group. Many of the crew have years of established song and sea history to offer and create a perfect storm of song and good cheer. Their vocals, harmonies and instrument skills are phenomenal, and they have a great time performing and drawing the audience into the fun.

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Ken Steiner: the Music of New Orleans

Ken Steiner: the Music of New Orleans

Concert to benefit Gloucester Stage Company

July 15, 2016 6:00pm Ken Steiner, together with a band that he recently assembled, will be playing music that portrays the many facets of New Orleans music. The concert will include jazz, rhythm and blues, and funk tunes associated with New Orleans. Ken Steiner plays with The Real Cool Cats and Dave B & the Hotshots. All the musicians are veterans of the Boston/Worcester music scene.

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Berklee Jazz Quintet & Linda Amero

Berklee Jazz Quintet & Linda Amero

Concert to benefit Pathways for Children

July 08, 2016 6:00pm Berklee Jazz Quintet is comprised of John Baboian – Lead and Guitar; Greg Hopkins – Trumpet; Mark Earley – Sax; Dave Landoni – Bass, and Phil McGowan – Drums.

John Baboian, Lead Guitarist/Composer/Educator, has been on the faculty at Berklee College of Music in Boston since 1980. Although best known for his work in the jazz and swing idioms, John has performed in the Classical, Blues, Rock, R & B, Latin and World music genres.

Linda Amero is a local vocalist whose style crosses many genres from jazz to folk. A charismatic entertainer, she has also starred in musical comedy and other stage productions, as well as appearing in regular gigs at various North Shore venues.

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