FRI 12/4  7:30PM

ROCK MY SOUL Holiday Concert

Join the Rock My Soul choir and band (complete with horns!) for a spirit-soaring evening of "gospelized" Christmas carols and R&B- and doo-wop flavored arrangements of popular holiday favorites. Numbers range from high-energy, emotionally charged arrangements of familiar songs such as "Go Tell It on the Mountain," "Joy to the World," and "O Holy Night" to the less familiar but no less inspiring "'Zat You, Santa Claus" (originally done by Louis Armstrong) and a rendition of  "I Pray on Christmas" inspired by The Blind Boys of Alabama and Solomon Burke In contrast, introspective carols such as a Temptations arrangement of  "Silent Night" and a Roches-inspired version of "Do You Hear What I Hear" will also be performed.

Rock My Soul, a secular gospel choir and band from the Seacoast region, has gained great critical acclaim and is known throughout New England for its rich harmonies and lively, roots-based sound. With its unique brand of "old-school," raise-the-rafters gospel music, the group has garnered an ever-growing following and performed to packed houses throughout New England. The group has also appeared multiple times on 207 and NH Chronicle, and one of its songs is featured in a PBS documentary entitled Freedom Songs: Music of the Civil Rights Movement.

$16/advance $20/door    BUY TICKETS


SAT 12/5  8:00PM



The Serfs have been delighting audiences for 20 years with their unique blend of instruments and musical genres. One of the earliest objectives of the band was to elevate the much maligned image of the piano accordion.  Not dwelling upon one genre of music, the Serfs draw from a wide variety of traditional world music styles and its own compositions to cross boundaries and elevate the accordion's image to a diverse multicultural vocalist.

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SUN 12/6  4:00PM


Darol Anger (5-string fiddle and mandocello) | Emy Phelps (guitar and vocals)  | Mairi Chaimbeul (harp and vocals) | Ethan Jodziewicz (bass)

Acoustic Music legend Darol Anger joins rising singer-songwriter Emy Phelps in organizing some of the country's best young string musicians in a multigenerational musical experience focusing on the spirit of Midwinter and the turning of the year.

Darol's experience with holiday shows from Windham Hill through Newgrange to Yulegrass, his quirky humor, and his genius for organizing exciting bands will be utilized at full bore.  Living in the Boston area, Darol has been a mentor to some of the most exciting and phenomenal young musicians in the world.  In the Furies, these powerful presences are brought into synchronization and orbit around Anger's vision and that unmistakable violin voice. The result is mythical, magical, musical mayhem. Special guests, family and friends will undoubtedly make appearances.

Darol Anger is a legendary and influential fiddle guru, who has spent over four decades reinventing American string music to encompass his explorations of bluegrass, jazz, and all other music. The groups that he founded or co-founded include the David Grisman Quintet, the Turtle Island String Quartet, Psychograss, Montreux, and the Republic of Strings ensemble. His playing and composition overflow with passion, prodigious technique, and generous humor. He has spent his career enlightening and inspiring his fellow musicians, and vice-versa.

Emy Phelps is a standout artist in a large field, a prolific songwriter with a riveting voice which plumbs the deepest emotions. A musician of note in the Pacific Northwest, she has made a 30 year music career while raising 3 sons and one daughter, achieving degrees in Theatre Arts and Special Education.

Màiri Chaimbeul is a young harpist/composer, born and brought up as a Gaelic speaker on the Isle of Skye in the North-West of Scotland. She has toured throughout the UK and in Europe as well as the USA, including the Celtic Connections Festival, The Edinburgh International Harp Festival, and Zakir Hussain's Pulse of the World Festival, London 2012.  She participated in the prestigious Acoustic Music Seminar in Savannah, Georgia, in 2013 & 2014, working with Julian Lage, Mike Marshall, David Grisman, Bela Fleck and Darol Anger. She currently studies at Berklee.

The Furies have added, for these shows, the spectacular young bassist Ethan Jodziewicz, who completed study at Curtis Institute with Edgar Meyer. Ethan is one of the most virtuosic and versatile bassists anywhere, and is now helping to revolutionize the bass' role in American String Music, appearing all over the US with Sierra Hull and the band Mr Sun.

$16 /advance  $20/door.                          BUY TICKETS


SAT 12/12  8:00PM


The Afternotes are the Seacoast NH area's newest group, formed in March of 2013, all former members of the New Hampshire Notables, University of New Hampshire's original women's a cappella group.  Their repertoire includes a mix of traditional and contemporary with songs by Adele, Sara Bareilles, The Beatles, Prince, Fleetwood Mac and others- and they are so excited to sing for you!

The Stairwells evolved from an eight week a cappella class at Traip Academy in Kittery in the early 90's.  At the close of the session, they wanted more and

Instructor/music director Ben Baldwin, felt the same. They continued rehearsals each week for many years and after a brief hiatus, re-formed in 2010 and continue to sing a repertoire  of songs from Rockin' Gospel to Doo Wop at weddings, fairs, libraries and multiple large community events.

$12/advance and $15/the door    BUY TICKETS


SUN 12/13  3:00PM



What could be a cozier way to express the holiday cheer? Featuring some of the Baroque favorites  like the famous Corelli Christmas Concerto.

Corelli Christmas Concerto

Vivaldi Oboe Concerto

and many other Baroque favorites

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