Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Gloucester Middle Street Walk

The combined choirs of the Annisquam Village Church, First Congregational Church of Rockport and St. John's Episcopal Church, Gloucester gave a wonderful concert at St. John's Episcopal Church during the 2014 Gloucester Middle Street Walk.

For more music from the Concert click here.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Make Me a Channel of Your Peace, Sebastian Temple

Make me a channel of your peace
Where there is hatred let me bring your love
Where there is injury, your pardon Lord
And where there is doubt true faith in You

Make ma a channel of your peace
Where there is despair in life let me bring hope
Where there is darkness only light
And where there's sadness ever joy

Oh, Master grant that I may never seek
So much to be consoled as to console
To be understood as to understand
To be loved as to love with all my soul

Make me a channel of your peace
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned
It is in giving to all man that we receive
And in dying that we are born to eternal life

Thursday, September 4, 2014


Vedata Society of Providence


Interfaith Symposium on

Vedanta Society of Providence
227 Angell Street, Providence, RI 02906
Ph (401) 421-3960 www.VedantaProv.org/
(a non-profit organization)

Sunday, September 14, 5:00 – 7:30 PM

Includes Multicultural Music … followed by Dinner
>>> Free and open to all <<<
Prominent Speakers :

Fr. Francis X. Clooney, S.J., Harvard Divinity School, MA
Prof. Rick Jarow, Vassar College, NY
Rabbi Jacqueline Satlow, UMass Dartmouth, MA
Swami Tyagananda, Vedanta Society, MA

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Cem Oslu to perform at the Annisquam Village Church!

WHAT:  Piano classics, and original compositions by Turkish prodigy, Cem Oslu

WHERE:  Annisquam Village Church, 820 Washington Street, Gloucester

WHEN:  Sunday, August 17, 7:30 PM  

TICKETS: At the door only $15 / $10. Students 

INFORMATION:  978.283.6416 or 978.281.0376

Hard on the heels of a brilliant stint as Music Director of the Annisquam Village Players’ production of “Peter Pan,” 21-year-old Turkish pianist Cem Oslu turns his talents to a mostly classical concert at the Annisquam Village Church, Sunday, August 17. Pushing the ivories in another direction is nothing new for this young prodigy. Born in 1992 in Adana, Turkey, Oslu started his music education with piano lessons at age 12.  In only a year, he had won a full scholarship to Bilkent University’s Faculty of Music and Performing Arts where, for five years, he had the opportunity to study with Sanem Berkalp, Hande Dalkilic, Karl-Andreas Kolly, Oxana Yablonskaya, Edna Golandsky and Olga Kern.

In 2009, Oslu was awarded Third Prize in the Kamuran Gundemir Piano Competition, and later that year performed the Grieg Piano Concerto in A Minor with the Bilkent Sypmhonic Orchestra (the Turkish “BSO,” in Ankara), conducted by Isin Metin. He was also invited to perform in the 10th Antalya International Piano Competition and at the Musica Mundi International Chamber Music Festival in Belgium. In 2010, he performed Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.1 with the Bursa Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ahmet Taviloglu. Later that year he was accepted to Vienna Conservatory where he studied for two years.

At Berklee College of Music, Oslu’s concentration has been Film Scoring and Electronic Production & Design.  In 2013 he was awarded First Prize in the MTNA (Music Teacher’s National Association) Compositions Competition on both state and regional levels, and Second Prize at the national level.

Oslu moves to Los Angeles in September, with film work in his sights. Terry Sands, Director of the Annisquam Village Players, says, “Peter Pan might have stayed a boy forever…but Cem Oslu has already hit 21, and we’re going to say ‘We heard him when…’ He’s got a great future ahead of him, and we were lucky to get such a talent for our play. This concert will be cream on the top!”

The concert will include piano music of Bach, Chopin, Schumann, and Scriabin.  Oslu promises to play a bit of Turkish music on the harpsichord (with its buff stop imitating the sound of the oud!), and a composition of his own, as well. The historic Annisquam Village Church is at 820 Washington Street in Gloucester (corner of Washington and Leonard Streets). General admission is at the door only: $15. / Students $10.  One performance: Sunday, August 17.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Eternal Round - Spring Concert

A Concert of Sacred Rounds and Canons by the Combined Children's Choirs

of the

Rockport Congregational Church Youth Choir

Kristina Martin, Director


Annisquam Village Church Schola Cantorum

Kathleen Adams, Director

Sunday, June 1, 1-5p

Annisquam Village Church
820 Washington Street (Rt 127)
Gloucester MA 01930

Sunday, May 18, 2014

or Schweitzer’s Practical Heart...

 with music of Johann Sebastian Bach

Sunday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Annisquam Village Church

820 Washington Street (Rt. 127, cor. Leonard St.)
Gloucester MA 01930

Conceived and directed by PD Littlefield
Musical Direction by Kathleen Adams
Duncan Nelson, Kathleen Adams, Kate Bevins, Emily Frick, Isabelle Nixon, True Sayess, Jett Sayess and Rob Russell

A portrait of Albert Schweitzer and the students who learn about him.

Doctor Schweitzer’s Practical Heart celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, Gabon, Africa. It springs from the enthusiasm of Annisquam Village Church music director, Kathleen Adams, for its founder, Albert Schweitzer. We explore both sides of his unusual career as missionary doctor and world renowned concert organist and Bach specialist. What intrigued me was the practicality with which he accomplished his spiritual goals. We agreed that we would alternate Schweitzer’s words with Bach’s music. We asked Duncan Nelson - with his great voice and feeling for words - to play Schweitzer. The children's choir and the Annisquam Village Church organ round out the players. As I meditated on this notion of spiritual practicality and watched Kathleen work with the young singers, I imagined a classroom lesson. A kind of collage developed: the great doctor who built a world out of his deepest feelings and the students and teacher who learn about him. In words and music.
~ PD Littlefield