Tuesday, May 30, 2017

VIVA! VIVA la Musica!

Cellist Jonathan Miller, a 43-year veteran of the BSO, plays a concert of Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Geminiani and Bach with renowned harpsichordist, Frances Conover Fitch on July 23 at 8 PM. Miller, Artistic Director of the Boston Artists Ensemble, pairs his Venetian ex Paganini-Piatti Gofriller cello made in 1700 with Fitch playing the 1975 Adams harpsichord (now home from the “Voicing the Woods: Jeremy Adams, Instrument Maker” exhibition at the Cape Ann Museum). A reception follows.

The Annisquam Village Church is located at 820 Washington Street (corner of Washington and Leonard Streets) in Gloucester, 01930.

Admission $20; Students and 65+ $15. The Annisquam Village Church is handicap accessible.

Advance Tickets: The Bookstore or Diamond Cove Music in Gloucester.
Toad Hall Bookstore in Rockport.

AnnisquamVillageChurch.org
KathleenAdamsMusic@gmail.com
FaceBook.com/MusicAnnisquamVillageChurch

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Wood, Wire, and Wind at the Annisquam Village Church

On August 20, Andrew and Beverly Soll celebrate the “Wood, Wire, and Wind” of the Adams instruments at the Village Church. Andrew Soll will play both of the organs and Beverly will take on the harpsichord demonstrating the versatility and singularity of these instruments with classical works of Bach, Mozart, Sweelinck, Hindemith, and Handel.  

If you missed the AVC/Museum-sponsored program last October, this is your chance to hear what the shouting is all about. Reception to follow.


Admission at the Door: $20. Students/Seniors $15.

Advance Tix: Diamond Cove Music or The Bookstore - Gloucester; Toad Hall - Rockport
To order by mail:
  • Make checks payable to: 
  • Annisquam Village Church, Attn: AVC Concerts
  • 820 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA  01939
Annisquam Village Church
(Handicap accessible)
820 Washington St. (Rt. 127, 3 miles from Grant Circle rotary)
Gloucester MA  01930

Questions:

FaceBook.com/MusicAnnisquamVillageChurch
Proceeds with benefit the Annisquam Village Church & Its Outreach Programs

Viva! Viva la Musica! at the Annisquam Village Church

Viva! Viva la Musica! Returning for his fourth concert here, cellist Jonathan Miller, a 43-year veteran of the BSO, plays a concert of Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Geminiani and Bach on July 23. Jonathan has invited renowned harpsichordist Frances Conover Fitch to accompany him on the Adams harpsichord (now home from the Voicing the Woods exhibition at the Cape Ann Museum).  Both will play virtuosic solo repertoire, as well. 

Don’t miss “Viva! Viva la Musica!” Reception to follow.

Admission at the Door: $20. Students/Seniors $15.
Advance Tix: Diamond Cove Music or The Bookstore - Gloucester; Toad Hall - Rockport
To order by mail:
Make checks payable to: 
Annisquam Village Church, Attn: AVC Concerts
820 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA  01930

Annisquam Village Church
(Handicap accessible)
820 Washington St. (Rt. 127, 3 miles from Grant Circle rotary)
Gloucester MA  01930

Questions:
FaceBook.com/MusicAnnisquamVillageChurch
Proceeds with benefit the Annisquam Village Church & Its Outreach Programs

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

2017 Annisquam Village Church Concert Series

Dear Friends of Music at the Annisquam Village Church,

We are excited to invite you to this season’s Village Church Concerts. The unequalled acoustics of our historic building and the quality of our keyboard instruments have drawn world-class musicians to perform here time and again, pleasing audiences and artists alike. This season is no exception, and your presence is our dearest wish.

On the 21st of the “merry month of May, when all the buds are swellin’” we welcome the Anglo-Irish ensemble, O’Carolan Etcetera, to play their toe-tapping fiddle, flute, guitar, and hurdy-gurdy tunes. Balladeer Michael O’Leary and his bodhran join them for a set of laments, lullabies, and love songs. A tea and scones reception will round out this “Music from the Misty Isles” performance.

Returning for his fourth concert here, cellist Jonathan Miller, a 43-year veteran of the BSO, plays a concert of Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Geminiani and Bach on July 23. Jonathan has invited renowned harpsichordist Frances Conover Fitch to accompany him on the Adams harpsichord (now home from the Voicing the Woods exhibition at the Cape Ann Museum).  Both will play virtuosic solo repertoire, as well. Don’t miss “Viva! Viva la Musica!” Reception to follow.

On August 20, Andrew and Beverly Soll celebrate the “Wood, Wire, and Wind” of the Adams instruments at the Village Church. Andrew Soll will play both of the organs and Beverly will take on the harpsichord demonstrating the versatility and singularity of these instruments with classical works of Bach, Mozart, Sweelinck, Hindemith, and Handel.  If you missed the AVC/Museum-sponsored program last October, this is your chance to hear what the shouting is all about. Reception to follow.

JOIN US for this extraordinary season of music right here in Annisquam.
Concert Advisory Group Suzanne Brown, Martha Hooper, Richard Luecke, Evelyn Stewart
Kathy Johnson, Hospitality
Kathleen Adams, Music Director

Annisquam Village Church Concert Series

Sunday, May 21 at 3 PM “Music from the Misty Isles”
O'Carolan Etcetera, Anglo - Irish Ensemble & Celtic Balladeer, Michael O'Leary

Sunday, July 23 at 8 PM “Viva! Viva la Musica!
Jonathan Miller & Frances Conover Fitch, Harpsichordist (harpsichord by J. Adams)

Sunday, August 20 at 8 PM “Wood, Wire, and Wind”
Andrew Soll, Organist & Beverly Soll, Harpsichordist (instruments by J. Adams)

Admission at the Door: $20. Students/Seniors $15.
Subscribers: $50. for the Series (Priority seating).*
Advance Tix: Diamond Cove Music or The Bookstore - Gloucester; Toad Hall - Rockport

*To subscribe to our series and be listed as a FRIEND, please make checks payable to: AnnisquamVillage Church and mail to ATTN. MUSIC Annisquam Village Church, 820 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA 01930.
Please print your name as you wish it to appear on the programs for each of the concerts listed above.
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An Ode to O'Carolan Etcetera by Duncan Nelson

Dear Friends,

O' what a grand afternoon we had with  Michael O'Leary and O'Carolan Etcetera's "Music from the Misty Isles."  Thank you for coming!  If you missed out, Duncan Nelson's  Ode will give you a glimpse of the day and remind you what's still to come. See the tribute our poet laureate declaimed in his velvet hat (and barefoot) just before we all broke into "Loch Lomond" at the end of the concert.  

More Odes are promised as our series progresses. (Where else do you get a poem, a prayer and a performance all in the same day?)   Come on July 23 at 8:00 for "Viva! Viva la Musica" with former BSO cellist Jonathan Miller and the brilliant harpsichordist Frances Conover Fitch. You can get a preview when Jonathan performs at the Shalin Liu Performance Center on May 28 at 3 PM (this time with Canadian pianist Diane Walsh).  And on August 20 at 8:00, the harpsichord comes alive again under the hands of Beverly Soll in solos and duos with her husband, Andrew Soll, who plays both the organs in a program celebrating the "Wood, Wind, and Wire"of  Adams organs and harpsichords featured in the Cape Ann Museum's exhibition this winter. Bring your friends and family for these evenings of beautiful music in the best of acoustics, here at the Head of the Cove.

In addition to our series, the Village Church is hosting Lyrichora, a 25-member ensemble in an eclectic program of choral music on June 4 at 4 PM

Kathleen Adams, Music Director


As we've heard, when O'Carolan Etcetera
Plays there is simply no better a
Chance to witness a Scottish sporan
Undergirding an Irish bohran,
As Michael O'Leary does his thing
And we find ourselves doing a Highland fling
Or two or three, as toe-tapping fiddle,
With flute and guitar somewhere in the middle,
Play, and also a hurdy-gurdy,
Performed on by as “bonnie a birdie”
As Burns could have wished for in Kathleen
Adams, there being no fairer colleen
To wring with her fingers from an accordion
Notes could untangle even knots Gordian!
And there’s Dick Luecke, Cindy McIntyre,
And Adrienne Howard rounding out the entire
Fabulous Anglo-Irish ensemble,
In whose virtuoso presence, your humble
Bard willy-nilly took a back seat,
Not having been able to greet
This group who with rollicking dance tunes began,
With "Come By the Hills" and "Morgan  Megan";
Then on to more Irish, we harked the guitar
Serenading the "Maid Behind the Bar";
Then on to the English, as we heard chorused
"Child Grove" and "Peascods" and "Epping Forest."
Then -- "Swinging on a Gate" -- there were lots
Of songs where we heard the burr of the Scots,
Such as "Red Haired Boy" and "Slocket Light,"
And "Flowers of Edinburgh," so that we might
Come to the place in the program, ere
We were done, closer to where
The Scots and the Irish meet to update ya'
On how they joined forces in Appalachia:
 We heard "Over the Moor to Maggie" and Pretty
Saro," each one as pretty a ditty
As ever was writ. Then great consternation
As audience participation 
Was called for. But maybe not so ill-omened,
As many already knew "Loch Lomond"!
Then "Parting Words" such as "Captain O'Kane."
So I am done, except to maintain
It's been a privilege for one with the name
Of Duncan to be asked to declaim
In honor of these troubadours,
From whom we hope there'll be many encores.
Indeed beginning July 23
Happily there will be
A harpsichord on the docket playing Scarlatti, Vivaldi, and Bach;
Then August 20 two organs come with
Bach, Mozart, Sweelinck, and Hindemith,
So we look forward to seeing you all
Back here in the AVC Music Hall!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Music from the Misty Isles


The Annisquam Village Church launches its 2017 concert series with the Anglo-Irish ensemble, O’Carolan Etcetera, on Sunday, May 21 at 3 PM. Toe-tapping fiddle, flute, guitar, and hurdy-gurdy tunes are joined by balladeer Michael O’Leary and his bodhran for a set of laments, lullabies, and love songs. A Scottish burr (or “uvular trill”) may also be heard at this performance when Annisquam’s Poet Laureate, Duncan Nelson, declaims an Ode.  A reception with tea and scones round out this “MUSIC FROM THE MISTY ISLES” performance. 

The  historic 1820’s (Third Parish) Village Church is an intimate setting for chamber music with lively, resonant acoustics and extraordinary keyboard instruments (two organs, a harpsichord, and a piano). The church is handicap accessible.  Tickets are $20 (Seniors and Students $15), and may be purchased at the door or in advance at  Diamond Cove Music or The Bookstore in Gloucester; and at Toad Hall Bookstore in Rockport.  Subcriptions: $50 for all three performances, include priority seating and may be purchased by check to AVC and mailed to ATTN: MUSIC, Annisquam Village Church, 820 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA 01930. 

The 2017 Concert Series continues on July 23 at 8 PM when cellist Jonathan Miller and harpsichordist Frances Conover Fitch collaborate in a program of Bach, Vivaldi, and Scarlatti.  An August 20, 8 PM concert on harpsichord and both organs features Beverly and Andrew Soll in solo and duo performances that include works of Bach, Mozart, Sweelinck, and Hindemith

Saturday, May 13, 2017

O'Carolan Etcetera & Michael O'Leary, Sunday, May 21 - 3 pm

Sunday, May 21 at 3 PM 

Annisquam Village Church Concerts


O'Carolan  Etcetera, Anglo - Irish Ensemble
Michael O'Leary, Celtic Balladeer 

Annisquam Village Church
820 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA  01930
Handicap accessible

Music from the Misty Isles

“When all the buds are swellin’ ” the Anglo-Irish ensemble, O’Carolan Etcetera, plays toe-tapping fiddle, flute, guitar, and hurdy-gurdy tunes. Balladeer Michael O’Leary and his bodhran joins them for laments, lullabies, and love songs. A tea and scones reception will round out this “Music from the Misty Isles” afternoon performance. 

The timeless melodies of Turloch O’Carolan. English dance tunes that Jane Austen would have known.  Irish jigs and Scottish airs.  Reels that set toes a-tapping.  Laments, lullabies and love songs from across the Celtic lands.  Scots-Irish music transformed into Appalachian Old Time tunes and songs.

Their music will transport you to another time and place.

Tickets at the door: $20; Students and 65+ $15
Tickets also available at: The Bookstore & Diamond Cove Music in Gloucester.
Toad Hall Bookstore in Rockport.  


To order by mail:
Make checks payable to 
Annisquam Village Church
Attn: AVC Concerts
820 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA  01930


Friday, May 12, 2017

Open House - C. B.Fisk - Organbuilder


Two new C. B. Fisk organs will be available to view at the Fisk open house on May 13th.

See and hear Opus 148 and 150
Saturday, May 13
2 pm – 6 pm  
C.B. Fisk, Inc.
21 Kondelin Rd.
Gloucester, MA  01930


A truly exceptional Gloucester experience-

The instruments are stunning and the artistry and workmanship exquisite.
The first photo is of the scale model of the Cincinnati organ, Opus 148, which has 2 manuals and 22 stops. 

The second photo is of Opus 150, with 3 manuals and 49 stops and that is headed to Christ Church in Philadelphia. 

Both organ models are scaled at 1:16 and will be at the open house.
978 283-1909
www.cbfisk.com
Light fare & refreshments served 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Annisquam Village Church Announces 2017 Concert Series


Three concerts featuring instruments of note are on the docket at the Annisquam Village Church this season. A Venetian cello, a harpsichord and an organ home from an exhibition at the museum, a bodhran, and even a hurdy gurdy will play to the resonant, intimate acoustics of the historic (Third Parish) 1830’s clapboard building that stands at the head of Lobster Cove in Annisquam. 


May 21, at 3 PM, “when all the buds are swellin’ ” the Anglo-Irish ensemble, O’Carolan Etcetera, plays toe-tapping fiddle, flute, guitar, and hurdy-gurdy tunes. Balladeer Michael O’Leary and his bodhran joins them for laments, lullabies, and love songs. A tea and scones reception will round out this “Music from the Misty Isles” afternoon performance. 

“Viva! Viva la Musica!”  Cellist Jonathan Miller, a 43-year veteran of the BSO, plays a concert of Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Geminiani and Bach with renowned harpsichordist, Frances Conover Fitch on July 23 at 8 PM.  Miller, Artistic Director of the Boston Artists Ensemble, pairs his Venetian Gofriller cello with the 1975 Adams harpsichord (now home from the “Voicing the Woods : Jeremy Adams, Instrument Maker” exhibition at the Cape Ann Museum). A reception follows. 

On August 20 at 8 PM, Andrew and Beverly Soll celebrate the “Wood, Wire, and Wind” of the three Jeremy Adams instruments at the Village Church. Andrew Soll will play both the chamber and gallery organs and Beverly Soll will take on the harpsichord, demonstrating the versatility and singularity of these instruments in a program of classical solos and duos from the works of Bach, Mozart, Sweelinck, Hindemith, and Handel. A reception follows.

The Annisquam Village Church is located at 820 Washington Street (corner of Washington and Leonard Streets) in Gloucester, 01930. 

Admission $20; Students and 65+ $15. The Annisquam Village Church is handicap accessible. 
AdvanceTickets: The Bookstore or Diamond Cove Music in Gloucester. 
Toad Hall Bookstore in Rockport. 


Annisquam Village Church Concert Series
Sunday, May 21 at 3 PM “Music from the Misty Isles” 
O'Carolan Etcetera (Anglo - Irish Ensemble) & Celtic Balladeer, Michael O'Leary
Sunday, July 23 at 8 PM “Viva! Viva la Musica!”  
Jonathan Miller, Cellist & Frances Conover Fitch, Harpsichordist (harpsichord by J. Adams)
Sunday, August 20 at 8 PM “Wood, Wire, and Wind” 
Andrew Soll, Organist & Beverly Soll, Harpsichordist (instruments by J. Adams)

Admission: $20. Students/Seniors $15.  Subscribers: $50. for the Series (Priority seating) 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

All-Bach Organ Concert by Joonho Park, New England debut

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. 

At the intermission, the audience will stroll next door for the second half of the concert in St. John's Episcopal Church on the 1989 Fisk pipe-organ, the firm’s Opus 97. We are very grateful to H. Woody Brock, Lanesville resident, world-famous authority on economics, and Bach aficionado for being the sponsor of this event: the debut performance by Joonho Park in New England. 
A reception for Joonho Park will follow the concert at St. John’s. For more information and advance tickets please visit www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org 

This concert is a rare opportunity for Cape Ann residents to hear an internationally recognized young virtuoso performing on two Gloucester pipe organs of historic significance. The Meetinghouse organ was built by George Hutchings, builder of the organ in Boston’s Symphony Hall, and restored in Gloucester by Charles Fisk in 1962. The innovative St. John’s organ is the only new instrument commissioned from Fisk on Cape Ann, the firm’s Opus 97 completed in 1989. Although contrasting in many regards, both instruments feature mechanical (tracker) key action, a wide tonal palette for the performance of many eras of organ music, and exquisite craftsmanship. 

The concert will include a wide sampling of Bach organ works including the Partita ‘Sei gegrüßet Jesu gütig’ , Chorale Prelude ‘An Wasserflüssen Babylon’, Trio Sonata in D-minor and the Great E-flat Prelude and Fugue (‘St. Anne’) demonstrating the expressive tonal architecture of these two distinguished pipe organs. 

Saturday, April 22nd 2017, 7:30pm 
WHERE: The first half of the concert will be performed in the historic 1806 Gloucester Meetinghouse (home of the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church), corner of Church & Middle Street with parking on the green. Persons needing an elevator may enter from the 10 Church Street side entrance. The second half of the concert will be performed next door at St. John’s Episcopal Church

ADMISSION (at the door or on-line at www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org)
$20 General 
$15 College Students & Seniors (65+) 
Under 17 free 

THE PERFORMER: Joonho Park’s numerous awards from competitions include the first prize and the Bach special prize at the ‘International Organ Competition of Graz’ in Austria (2006), second prize and the Mozart special prize at the ‘International Organ Competition of St. Maurice’ in Switzerland (2007), third prize and the audience prize at the ‘International Organ Competition of Musashino-Tokyo’ in Japan (2008), first prize at the ‘International Organ Competition of Nuremberg’ in Germany (2009), first prize at the ‘Dublin International Organ Competition’ in Ireland (2011), the second prize at the Grand Prix de Chartres in France (2012) and most recently the second prize at the ‘Arp-Schnitger international organ competition in Bremen’ (2014). 

To mention a few his important international performing experiences: solo recitals at ‘Bachwoche Ansbach’; Lorenzkirche in Nuremberg; Marktkirche in Halle/Saale; Konstantin-Basilika in Trier in Germany; at the Westminster Cathedral; Saint John’s Smith Square; John Hill memorial concert series in St. Lawrence Jewry in London; Saint Albans International Organ Festival; King’s College in Cambridge; Magdalen College in Oxford in United Kingdom; and at the summer organ concert series of Galway Cathedral. 
Organist Joonho Park was born in 1985, in Seoul, South Korea where he began his musical studies. He is currently on the organ faculty of the University of Texas at Austin and organist at Redeemer Presbyterian Church, which has purchased Fisk Opus 46 (formerly in The Memorial Church at Harvard University) and is building a new sanctuary in the 12th century Romanesque style from limestone quarried nearby. 
SPONSORSHIP: This progressive organ concert is made possible through the generosity of H. Woody Brock. If you would like to be a sponsor in support of a future Gloucester Meetinghouse event please see our website for details: www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org 

AFTERWARDS: There will be a reception at St. John’s after the performance. 

Annisquam Village Church Concert Series

S A V E   T H E S E   D A T E S ! ! !

Annisquam Village Church Concert Series

Sunday, May 21 at 3 PM
O'Carolan  Etcetera (Anglo - Irish Ensemble) & Celtic Balladeer, Michael O'Leary

Sunday, July 23 at 8 PM                    
Jonathan Miller, BSO Cellist & Frances Conover Fitch, Harpsichordist

Sunday, August 20 at 8 PM
Andy Soll, Organist  & Beverly Soll, Harpsichordist

Tickets at the Door
Admission:  $20.   $15. Students / Seniors $15.  
Subscribers: $50. for the Series; includes Priority Seating

Tickets in advance:
The Bookstore, Gloucester
Toad Hall Bookstore, Rockport

Handicap accessible

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Christmas Eve Service 5:30 pm

video
Annisquam Village Church
820 Washington Street
(Rt 127, 3 miles from Grant Circle)
Gloucester MA  01930
Christmas Eve Service 2016
Saturday December 24th, 5:30 pm
All are Welcome!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Concert by Kevin Birch on the Adams Organ


T H E  C A P E  A N N  M U S E U M
p r e s e n t s   Kevin Birch
in Concert on the Adams Organ at the
A N N I S Q U A M   V I L L A G E   C H U R C H
820 Washington Street, Rt 127, Gloucester  MA
  Friday, November 4       7:00 PM
Celebrating the sounds of the instruments, this special concert, held at the Annisquam Village Church, is offered in conjunction with Voicing the Woods: Jeremy Adams, Instrument Maker, on view at the Cape Ann Museum from October 22, 2016 through February 26, 2017.
Organist Kevin Birch will perform on both the Jeremy Adams organ and a clavichord, also built by Adams. The two manual, thirteen-stop mechanical (tracker) action organ with trompe l’oeil pipe shades referencing baroque instruments in Brittany, exemplifies the bold and individual voicing for which Adams is known. The delicate sound of the clavichord invites another level of listening, and underscores a range of sound and color which, for centuries, has given rise to great compositions and music-making.

Birch has performed throughout the United States, Europe and South America. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Iowa with previous studies at the Sweelinck Conservatory (Amsterdam) and the New England Conservatory (Boston).  

Birch will play works from the Mulliner Book (composed between 1545 and 1570), Tielman Susato (1510-c.1570), Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1521), Klaas Bolt (1927-1990), Louis Marchand (1669-1732), Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707) and Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750).  A reception follows the concert. 

The Annisquam Village Church was established as the Third Parish of Gloucester in 1728 is located at the head of Lobster Cove at the corner of Washington and Leonard Streets in Gloucester. The 1830’s building is renowned for its graceful beauty and extraordinary acoustics.
This program is $10 for Museum and American Guild of Organists (AGO) members / $15 for nonmembers. Tickets can be purchased by calling (978) 283-0455 x10 or online at Eventbrite


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Concert with Organist Kevin Birch on Adams Organ

CONCERT

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2016
7:00 p.m.

ANNISQUAM VILLAGE CHURCH
820 Washington Street, Gloucester MA  01930
Kevin Birch, organ and clavichord

This special concert, held at the Annisquam Village Church, is offered in conjunction with Voicing the Woods: Jeremy Adams, Instrument Maker,  on view at the Cape Ann Museum from October 22, 2016 through February 26, 2017.  
Organist Kevin Birch will play the Adams Organ, built in 1986, and a clavichord (also built by Adams, in 1999). The thirteen-stop, double manual, mechanical (tracker) action organ with its trompe l'oeil pipe shades that reference baroque instruments in Brittany, exemplifies the bold and individual voicing for which Adams is known. The fretted, bi-chord clavichord, historically used as a practice instrument by organists, is inspired by a 1796 instrument of Manuel Carmo, offering a contrasting intimacy of sound.

Birch has performed throughout the United States, Europe and South America. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Iowa with previous studies at the Sweelinck Conservatory (Amsterdam) and the New England Conservatory (Boston). He serves as Organist and Director of Music at St. John's Catholic Church in Bangor.  He is Executive Director of St. John's Organ Society and is a faculty member at School of the Performing Arts, University of Maine. 

The Annisquam Village Church was established as the Third Parish of Gloucester in 1728 to serve people living in the areas of Annisquam, Bay View, Lanesville and Sandy Bay. Located at the head of Lobster Cove at the corner of Washington and Leonard Streets, the 1830's building is renowned for its graceful beauty and extraordinary acoustics.

This program is $10 for Cape Ann Museum and American Guild of Organists Society (AGO) members / $15 for nonmembers. Tickets can be purchased by calling (978) 283-0455 x10 or online at EventbriteAdvance tickets are required.

Voicing the Woods has been generously sponsored by Jerry and Margaretta Hausman, Hinda Simon, Bettie Cartwright, Gregory and Stevie Neal, Robert M. Russell and Jane Deering Gallery.

Jeremy Adams Organ, 1986. Annisquam Village Church, Gloucester, MA.
Photograph 2016 by Paul Cary Goldberg.

Reception - VOICING THE WOODS: Jeremy Adams, Instrument Maker

OPENING RECEPTION

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1016
3:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Free admission

CAPE ANN MUSEUM
27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, MA 01930


This exhibition showcases the prodigious skills and artistry of Jeremy Adams, one of the most gifted musical instrument makers in New England. Photographs by Paul Cary Goldberg complement the instruments and document Adams’s studio and work process, highlighting some of the exquisite detail and workmanship on individual pieces and underscoring the breadth and volume of his work.

The exhibition, which will be held in the Cape Ann Museum’s 1,500 square foot special exhibitions gallery, will include a one-stop chamber organ, a demonstration organ chest, a 1995 clavichord and a selection of harpsichords, each built in its entirety by Adams in his Danvers, Massachusetts workshop. In addition to the instruments that will be shown in the gallery, a selection of Adams’s furniture will be displayed in the Museum’s 1804 Captain Elias Davis House, offering an interesting contrast to the period furniture in the House.
A keyboard player from early childhood, Jeremy Adams took his formal training with Roland Sturgis, Gregory Tucker and Melville Smith at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge. In the 1960s, an auspicious time for early music enthusiasts, Adams entered into a six-year apprenticeship at William Dowd’s Cambridge harpsichord shop, where he gained recognition for his skills as a musician and quickly developed his hand as a fine woodworker. (Dowd had established his workshop in the 1950s with harpsichord maker Frank Hubbard, engaging with the international movement to revive historic practices of performance and instrument building.) In the two years following his harpsichord apprenticeship, Adams honed his skills in reed voicing and tonal finishing in an organ building apprenticeship at the Gloucester workshop of Charles Fisk, working on signature instruments at Old West Methodist in Boston and Harvard University, among others. In 1969 Adams opened his own workshop on the North Shore.

CAPE ANN MUSEUM
(978) 283-0455
info@capeannmuseum.org

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Thank You!

To all ye who followed the Devoted Footsteps of the Third and Fifth Parishes of Cape Ann! 

We thank you for helping us to realize…but even more, to surpass our vision for “Devoted Footsteps.” Once we said to ourselves, "We could talk about this forever;  let’s do it!”, it was very quickly apparent how MANY helping hands would be required!

We relied on historical researchers, script writers, publicists, musicians, actors, costumers, cooks, kitchen managers, volunteers for dining setup/cleanup, photographers, transportation facilitators, trail guides, ministers, youth leaders, and friendly neighbors who were only too happy to host an English tavern song and a good old-fashioned shuttle race.  Not to mention the spirited participation of all who attended, and rallied friends and family to come along.  And Mother Nature was certainly a generous contributor to our “devoted footsteps” this past Sunday!

Hats off to all! 

Sincerely,

Kathleen Adams and Kristina Martin

P.S.
Friends of Dogtown have scheduled other walks October 1 & 2. For more information:

For more photos & for videos: https://www.facebook.com/DogtownFootsteps/