Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The Young Organist Collaborative Recital

Young Organist Collaborative - Annual Student Recital

Saturday, May 12th at 3:00 p.m.
Christ Episcopal Church
43 Pine Street, Exeter, NH

Dear Friends,
My colleague, Meg Harper, writes to inform us of a great upcoming concert.  The Young Organist Collaborative (YOC), a program that teaches young people to play the organ, has its annual recital coming up on Saturday, May 12th at 3:00 p.m.  The recital is free and open to the public.

The YOC is a similar model to that of the Young Organists Initiative, the Boston program that has supported the organ studies of Jett Sayess, Olivia Hauck, Sara Francis, Everest Crawford, and others.
Come hear students play the pieces they've been working on all year!  You may be surprised to hear such excellent playing from these young hands (and feet!) on the three-manual Liveley-Fulcher organ at Christ Church.  From soft, colorful adagios to bold and tempestuous fireworks, there's something from every style.  It's bound to be an afternoon of great music-making on the organ, the king of instruments!
Viva la Musica,
Kathleen Adams

Lyricora returns to the Annisquam Village Church!


Let My Love Be Heard
May 6, 4:00 pm
Annisquam Village Church
820 Washington St., Gloucester MA 01930

Lyricora presents its Spring 2018 concert series, Let My Love Be Heard, on Friday, May 4, 7:30 pm in Newburyport, MA; Saturday, May 5, 4:00 pm in Chatham, MA; and Sunday, May 6, 4:00 pm in Gloucester, MA.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for students. Available at the door or online at:  www.brownpapertickets.com

For additional venue details and to purchase tickets, visit Lyricora's website at www.lyricora.org.

Lyricora explores the many facets of love across the ages, from the lively madrigals of the Renaissance to the lush and ethereal harmonies of the 21stCentury. This concert will feature selections by Lauridsen, Paulus, Runestad, Morley, and others. We hope you’ll join us to help celebrate the season of love! Lyricora is a Boston area ensemble dedicated to engaging, educating and entertaining audiences through performances of the highest caliber. The ensemble strives to integrate New England’s rich historical tradition of choral music with new directions in contemporary literature. In concert, Lyricora is dedicated to bridging the gap between listener and performer – presenting programs that are accessible to today’s audiences while maintaining artistic expression and performance.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

'The Fisk Connection,' Gloucester Organists perform

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. Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 7:30 pm https://gloucestermeetinghouse.org/event/2018-04-14-the-fisk-connection-gloucester-organists-perform?utm_source=GMF+Contacts&utm_campaign=0484fdbd03-Music_on_Meetinghouse_Green_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6e3175daa6-0484fdbd03-128419765

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 goreplace.org 

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 KathleenAdamsMusic@gmail.com
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 mark@stjohnsgloucester.org.

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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