Friday, February 16, 2018

Celtic Music Concert St. Patrick's Day!

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
with the Celtic songs of
Michael O’Leary & Friends

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Celtic songs and tunes of Michael O’Leary, Jen Strom, Bob Strom and Steve Levy.

Multi-instrumentalist Steve Levy joins fiddler Jen Strom and guitarist Bob Strom to back up the vocals and kick up the tunes in the warm, intimate acoustic of the historic Annisquam Village Church, March 17 at 7 PM.

Tea and scones follow this festival of song and music.

Erin go bragh! 

AnnisquamVillage Church, 820 Washington St., Gloucester  MA  01930
$15 at the door
$5 for 16 and under
$40 per family

Thursday, January 25, 2018

A Night of Music & Fun! February 10, 2018

Join past and present members of
the Annisquam Village Players
for an evening of live entertainment.

Admission includes wine and appetizers.
Doors open at 7:00 pm.
Entertainment starts at 7:30. 

Annisquam Village Hall
34 Leonard St., Gloucester MA 01930

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Quick Steps & Ballads at the Cape Ann Museum!

Get your reservations ahead of time for

Quick Steps & Ballads
Saturday, January 6 at 3:00 p.m.
This special performance was conceptualized and coordinated by local musicians Kristina Martin, Kathleen Adams and Beverly Soll with music transcription and program design by Andrew Soll. Featured performers include the Waring School Singers, 'Leven, Vintage Victorian of Nahant, and other individuals from around the north shore area. Don't miss this opportunity to see the dances and hear the songs that were popular in the 19th century! Offered in conjunction with the special exhibition Drawn from Nature & on Stone: The Lithographs of Fitz Henry Lane, on view through March 4, 2018

Free for CAM members and Cape Ann residents or with Museum admission. Reservations are required. Reserve online aEventbrite or call (978)283-0455 x10.

Above, left to right: The Old Arm Chair: A Ballad. Lithograph on paper. Drawn by F. H. Lane. Lithograph by B. W. Thayer & Co. Lithography, Boston, 1840. Published by Oakes & Swan, Boston. Collection of the Cape Ann Museum. Museum purchase, 2012.The Maniac. Lithograph on paper. Drawn by F. H. Lane. Lithograph by Thayer's Lithographic Press. Published by Parker & Ditson, Boston, 1840. American Antiquarian Society. Sicilian Vespers. Lithograph on paper. Drawn by F. H. Lane. Lithograph by Pendleton's Lithography, Boston. Published by C. Bradlee, Boston, c.1832. Boston Athenaeum. Gift of Charles E. Mason, Jr., 1978.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

O'Carolan Etcetera at Gore Place!

These North Shore musicians perform the timeless melodies of Turloch O’Carolan (1670-1738). 

English dance tunes that Jane Austen would have known. Irish jigs and Scottish airs. And reels that set toes a-tapping. 

Hear them at the Carriage House of the historic
 Gore Place mansion and farm in Waltham. 
 Tuesday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m. 

$15 general admission; $12 members; $10 students with ID.
Tickets: Brown Paper Tickets

For directions and other events in the Carriage House Concerts series, go to 

Free and ample parking is found next to the Carriage House.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Friday! Lyricora to perform at Annisquam Village Church

Lyricora, a Boston area ensemble dedicated to engaging, educating and entertaining audiences through performances of the highest caliber, returns to the Annisquam Village Church to open its 2017 Christmas Concert Series
Lyricora 2017 Christmas Concert Series
GLORIA! will feature original compositions and arrangements by
  • PÄRT
  • GJEILO &
  • as well as others.

Friday, December 15, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Annisquam Village Church
820 Washington St.
Saturday, December 16, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Immaculate Conception Church
98 Summer St.
Sunday, December 17, 2017
3:00 p.m.
Old South Church
29 Federal Street

Thursday, November 16, 2017



Annisquam Village Church
820 Washington St., Gloucester MA 01930

Children of all ages can enjoy a special hands-on demonstration / exploration of the organ at 11 AM on Sunday, November 19, just after the service.  Organist Kathleen Adams, with the help of music scholars True Sayess and Julian Walsh Nixon, will introduce this “wondrous machine” and “King of Instruments” to our youth.  Chiming will be included in the music-making, and we will end with a festive pizza lunch in the Cove Room afterwards. 

Signing up will help us anticipate the right amount of pizza.  Please email Kathleen at
Attachments area

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Annual Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show

Mark your calendar! Don't miss this wonderful community event.
Saturday, October 7 & Sunday, 8, 2017
10am - 5pm
Annisquam Village Hall
36 Leonard Street, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
Handicap accesible

Annisquam Arts and Craft Show

One of the highlights of Columbus Day Week-end is always the Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show – now in its 33rd year.

Over forty artists and artisans will be represented – featuring work that includes painting, photography, jewelry, fashion, ceramics, toys, knitwear, paper art and printed fabrics.  

Admission is free.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Cape Ann Arts Alive 2017 Finale

Cape Ann Arts Alive 2017 was a one-week Music Day Camp offered in August, Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 12:30, for children aged 6 through 12 years old at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 48 Middle Street, Gloucester, MA. Cape Ann Arts Alive offered music and more as they explored Cape Ann through the lively arts.

Campers had opportunities to sing and make music, participate in movement, creative drama and dance, write haiku and more. The camp experience culminated with a showcase of the week’s highlights.

Drama and music combined as they discover the stories of colorful, local characters: Howard Blackburn, the Witch of Dogtown and the Gloucester Sea Serpent.

Gloucester poet/composer Steve Scotti’s “On the Dogtown Common Road” which highlights the Babson Boulders' carved mottos was used to inspire Haiku and other poetry.

Program Staff featured veteran teachers and performers from the Cape Ann Interfaith Community including Kathleen Adams, Annisquam Village Church; Rose Sheehan, Gloucester UUC; Kristina Martin, First Congregational, Rockport; Pastor Anne Deneen and Eva DiLascio, St. Paul Lutheran, Lanesville; Jay DiPrima, Mary Jodice and Mark Nelson from St. John’s.

No religious affiliation was necessary to participate.

For more information contact Mark Nelson 978-283-1708, ext 2, or email

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Universal Brotherhood Day

An invitation from our Hindu friends (devotees of Swami Vivekananda) in Providence. 
To learn more about the link with Swami Vivekananda and the Annisquam Village, click here:

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Joan of Arc & the Bells of Cape Ann

Friday, Aug. 25 @ 11:30!

All are welcome.
St. John's Church
48 Middle St., Gloucester.
Parking @ 33 Washington

Wednesday, August 23, 2017


As I write this we're in the middle of a wonderful week with 7 children (all girls!) from Cape Ann who are exploring Joan of Arc's life and legacy. From the springboard of the Anna Hyatt Huntington statue that is only a stone's throw from St. John's Episcopal Church on Middle Street, Kristina Martin and I  have adapted music from a variety of sources that tell the story of "Jeanne."

Dramatist Jay DiPrima has led the girls on an exploration of the story creating tableaux, as well as letting each camper explore her own feelings about this remarkable life. Pastor Anne Deneen (from St. Paul's Lutheran) has been guiding the participants in an art component called "Soul Collage." Rose Sheehan, Education Director at Gloucester Unitiarian Universalist Church (Meeting House) is teaching sword dancing to the group, and Mark Nelson (St. John's)  has been exploring the world of bells (and chimes) with the girls (bell sounds were one of the triggers that inspired Joan's visions). By the time you read this we will have visited the iconic equestrian statue and the carillon at Our Lady of Good Voyage Church,  but what I want to urge you to do is to ATTEND OUR PROGRAM THIS FRIDAY at 11:30 to see and hear what we have accomplished. Everyone is welcome....especially children who might be inspired to attend next year's camp.
---Kathleen Adams, Music Director

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Music camp August 21-25 - a week of fun and learning

Sunday, August 20 at 8pm, Andrew & Beverly Soll Concert at AVC

Friday, August 11, 2017

Scanzonati on Meetinghouse Green

GLOUCESTER MEETINGHOUSE FOUNDATION on Middle St. in Gloucester presents its nine Friday night outdoor concerts, MUSIC ON MEETINGHOUSE GREEN, to benefit nine local non-profits. 
For more information click here.

This Friday, AUGUST 11, at 6 pm features Scanzonati, 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 period of Italian musical compositions infused with lyrical finesse. Gino Paoli, Fiorella Mannoia, Pino Daniele, and Domenico Modugno are only a few 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.
Concert to benefit Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Association
Parking is available in the St. John's and Library lots. Some chairs are provided but your own folding chairs or blankets are encouraged. For more information on Friday's concert please visit: