“A vision of artistic excellence and social diversity fulfilled.” – Boston Globe
The Boston Children’s Chorus is a world-class music troupe that unites children ages 7-18 across differences of race, religion and economic status. Their annual holiday concerts, that include over 50 singers, entertain all ages and help inspire the season.
The Pine Hill Singers will perform a show-stopping concert of the best-loved music from the stage and screen. Modern film scores and new musical theatre hits will be featured alongside classics that have stood the test of time as the popular choir returns to some of the music that is closest to its heart.
A New Year’s Eve Spectacular
Ring in the New Year with an evening of spectacular merriment. Festivities include a Drag Cabaret with performances by fabulous Queens, comedy, dancing, tapas plates, desserts and celebratory cocktails. For those wanting to roll the dice, the evening will offer an array of Vegas style games with a surprise twist.
Little Apple Circus introduces Newton’s fundamental Laws of Motion -- the foundation of Classical Mechanics -- as well as the discoveries of Galileo which preceded them. Concepts introduced and explored in this fun and interactive experience include inertia, gravity, force, mass, energy, static and kinetic friction, velocity, gyroscopic stability and centripetal force. This feast of polysyllabic concepts will not leave even the most restless young person bored or confused.
Laugh, feast, and cheer on local “celebrities” at this auction like no other! We’ve taken the concept of the “bachelor” auction and turned it on its head. Then we mixed in the chance to win delicious pies and will be serving up a scrumptious, locally sourced buffet dinner. Audience members will get to bid on the series of celebrated craftsmen and skilled guys offering a number of practical and whimsical services from carpentry to landscaping to tech help to Swedish massage. Check off some items on your “honey-do” list with the help of the “guys” and have a bit of fun while doing it! MCing this evening of festivities is auctioneer and funnyman Erik Volk. Did we mention pie? Delicious pies of all varieties will be going home with the highest bidder.
A wide vocal range and innovative harmonizing paired with a playful adventureness, The Rough & Tumble performances are whimsical, soulful and captivating. Their songs embrace and honor a musical lineage that they carefully craft to have a contemporary and relevant feel.
“The course of true love never did run smooth.” Love, in all its forms, is at the center of Shakespeare’s most magical play. This whimsical, and youthful production features live music, and a contemporary twist.
Presented in partnership with the Oliverian School
New York, London, Tokyo, Haverhill!
During the past four decades, the Chamber Players have designed and presented concerts, multi- media presentations, lectures and seminars of the highest artistic and intellectual standards including collaborations with internationally renowned figures like jazz great Branford Marsalis and tango master Pablo Ziegler.
From blues to funk to rock to newgrass, UnCommon Jam will celebrate the region's rich talent of musicians that will get you off your feet and dancing. The GrassFed Boys, who have been delighting audience across the Twin States with their lively playing and authentic sound will delight blue and new grass lovers alike and kick off a day of festivities, fun, and food on the historic Newbury, VT Common. The Nobby Reed Project will follow with their signature blend of blues and funk that won't leave a foot not at least tapping. Topping off a great afternoon, Linda B and the Barncats, will feature Linda Boudreaux, of the famed Doctor Burma, with her distinct vocal styling and pared with a full band and horn section.
Enjoy a variety of local foods, craft beer, lawn games and much more!
Join baritone Chris Sarkis and pianist Henry Danaher in a recital spanning nearly 400 years of song repertoire. From Monteverdi to Vaughan Williams, and Beethoven to Bonds, hear music from early Italian opera, to the yearning Romanticism of Schumann, to 20th-century folk-song and spiritual arrangements. Admittance by donation, all proceeds to go towards the Woodsville High School Track and Field team.
Do you like to create, tinker, design and explore? Maker camp puts your creativity and problem solving skills to work. Court Street Arts is teaming up with White Mountain Science, Inc (WMSI) to explore everything from robotics and computer programming tot he link between science and engineering. Jump in head first and learn by doing! Participants will be using essential maker tools such as, the Makey Makey inventors kit, LASER Cut prototyping, 3D printing, and Stop Action Animation.
A live performance with the Hampstead Stage Company under the stars!
Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel Treasure Island is a fantastical tale of pirates, adventure, and buried treasure! It tells the story of young Jim Hawkins and his perilous search for the buried treasure of the infamous Captain Flint. Students will meet Long John Silver and his band of marauding pirates, and take an exciting journey across the seven seas. Throughout this swashbuckling tale, we teach the danger of greed and the importance of helping others.
Celebrated singer Lydia Gray and guitarist Ed Eastridge take the stage for "Summer Samba”, an incorporation of a sensual Brazilian vibe to familiar songs by Carole King, Brian Wilson and Burt Bacharach as well as other American and Brazilian Jazz classics, including Jobim, with a breezy, laid back style and intimate arrangements for which Lydia and Ed are known. In concert the duo, joined by Marcus Copening on the drums and Andy Bourke on the bass, promise an evening that will delight the senses and relax the mind.
A Benefit for the Cohase Rotary Scholarship Fund
PATRICK ROSS | RUSTY DEWEES | DOUG PERKINS
From traditional fiddle tunes, to Merle Haggard covers, redneck jokes and soulful renditions of bluegrass favorites. Mostly music and some comedy, these Fellers know how to put on a good show.
Have the sounds of Ireland been calling you? Have you pictured yourself gazing upon the Cliffs of Moher or kissing the Blarney Stone, or tapping your feet to the music of an Irish pub band? Make those dreams a reality by joining us on an in-depth tour of Ireland, including all of these and more. Fully organized, but with time on your own to explore, with in-country transportation and entrance fees included. Limited to 25 travelers, for a fun and intimate experience!
Cutting her teeth as a sideman in Boston’s roots music scene, Laura Cortese forged a unique path through a pool rich in talent (due to a large population of Berklee School of Music graduates like herself) including stints as an instrumentalist with Band of Horses, Pete Seeger, Rose Cousins, Jocie Adams (of the Low Anthem), and Uncle Earl. Her Compass Records debut, CALIFORNIA CALLING, is the next step in her career as a frontwoman and bandleader - she & the Dance Cards (Cellist Valerie Thompson, fiddler Jenna Moynihan, and bassist Jeni Magana) break new ground based in the lyrical rituals of folk music but exploring new territories of rhythm and sonics. With the support of Sam Kassirer, album producer of folk-pop favorites like Lake Street Dive and Joy Kills Sorrow, they’ve created something that’s simultaneously rowdy, delicate and cinematic. This is post-folk that seriously rocks.
De Temps Antan, have been exploring and performing time-honoured melodies from the stomping grounds of Quebec’s musical past. Using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and a number of other instruments, the three virtuosos blend boundless energy with the unmistakable joie de vivre found only in traditional Quebec music. In fact, the only thing missing from this magnificent musical blend is you! So come enjoy an evening unlike any other with De Temps Antan.
Unlock the contemporary world of international folk and dance. Atlas Key finds common ground and resonant tones in both live dance music and Folk Music from around the world. As Patrick Ross’s latest project, the band defines itself in the space between genres and methods. Live looping and sequencing meets ancient melodies and motifs, reinvented for the dancer in everyone. Percussionist Ben Salomon layers the rhythm, Aaron Johnson drives the groove along, swaying the audience with hypnotic bass lines and Patrick Ross focuses the sound with pointed melodies and harmonies from his guitar, fiddle and voice.
Enjoy a feast of wonderful locally sourced fare and music, while perusing works by the CSA Watercolor atelier. Fabulous prizes and auction items including handcrafted goods, gift certificates, exciting getaways and other delights will be available. Proceeds benefit the programs at Court Street Arts.
Camerata New England combines the rich, lush sonorities of a large group of string instruments with the intimate clarity of a chamber ensemble. Since 2009, they have been providing communities in New England access to professional, live musical experiences of the highest quality. The program will include Bach, Mahler, and Dvorak featuring Omar Chen Guey, violin; Andrew Eng, viola; Linda Galvan, cello; and Evelyn Zuckerman, piano.
Renowned Tenor Anthony Kearns of the PBS sensation, The Irish Tenors, is one of the finest voices today. Anthony Kearns with the Irish Tenors has 5 television specials and 10 CDs, many reaching gold and platinum status. Kearns enjoys a robust international solo career, performing with symphonies and operas across the globe. He has had the honor to sing for three U.S. Presidents, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Pope Francis. The program will feature a beautiful mix of songs from his native Ireland, favorite classics and folk music. We are pleased to have Senator Robert Clegg as a distinguished guest to deliver introductory remarks.
Tapas & Libations
Feast on culinary delights and enjoy a selection of craft beverages in the stunning 1805 Grafton Hotel located across the street from Court Street Arts. From savory bites to decadent desserts, celebratory cocktails and Irish stouts, there will a spread to delight all appetites.
Enjoy tapas & libations, an extraordinary night of song and a post-concert nightcap with Anthony Kearns.
Do you like to create, tinker, design and explore? Maker camp puts your creativity and problem solving skills to work. Court Street Arts and the Haverhill Library Association are teaming up to bring White Mountain Science, Inc (WMSI) to explore everything from robotics and computer programming tothe link between science and engineering. Jump in head first and learn by doing! Participants will be using essential maker tools such as, the Makey Makey inventors kit, LASER Cut prototyping, 3D printing, and Stop Action Animation.