Upcoming Events

Annual Bach Birthday Concert

Annual Bach Birthday Concert

Sunday, 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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Holocaust Remembrance Day

Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 2021 (date tbd) 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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Be-Bop Guitars

Be-Bop Guitars

Concert to benefit Pathways for Children

Friday, July 09, 2021 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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Alvin Foster

Alvin Foster

Concert to benefit Backyard Growers

Friday, July 16, 2021 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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HYE Fusion, Middle Eastern Band

HYE Fusion, Middle Eastern Band

Concert to benefit Maritime Gloucester

Friday, July 23, 2021 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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The Goddesses

The Goddesses

Concert to benefit The Open Door

Friday, 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.

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What time is it, Mr. Fox?

What time is it, Mr. Fox?

Concert to benefit North Shore Health Project

Friday, 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.

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Mari Martin

Mari Martin

Concert to benefit HAWC

Friday, 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.

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Willie Alexander’s Persistence of Memory Orchestra

Willie Alexander’s Persistence of Memory Orchestra

Concert to benefit The Grace Center

Friday, August 20, 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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Deb Hardy Band

Deb Hardy Band

Concert to benefit Gloucester Education Foundation

Friday, August 27, 2021 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.

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Cape Ann Big Band

Cape Ann Big Band

Concert to benefit Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation

Friday, 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.”

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