‘Christmas in the New World,’ performed by Musicians of the Old Post Road at the Gloucester Meetinghouse.
Musicians of the Old Post Road is one of the best-loved chamber ensembles in the Boston area. Founded by Artistic Directors Suzanne Stumpf (flute) and Daniel Ryan (cello), the ensemble takes its name from its acclaimed concert series, originally entitled Old Post Road Historic Concerts, begun in 1989. They are joined by Sarah Darling (violin & viola), Marcia Cassidy (viola) and Michael Bahmann, (harpsichord).
This is a rare opportunity to celebrate the holiday season with a unique program abounding with festive music exported to 18th-century Central and South America! Selections include lively Spanish villancicos, ornate Italian cantatas, and rhythmically-playful works with indigenous influences. Castellanos, Durán, Jerusalem, Pacheco, and Torres are among the featured composers.
Special guests: Jessica Petrus, soprano, and Catherine Hedberg, mezzo-soprano, and special guest Eloy Cruz (Mexico), Baroque guitar
Friday, December 16, 2016 at 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm)
The historic 1806 Gloucester Meetinghouse (home of the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church), corner of Church & Middle Street, with accessible side entrance at 10 Church Street.
$35 Preferred Seating (reserved front rows & rear gallery), $25 General, $20 College Students & Seniors (65+), under 17 free. Tickets may be purchased online at www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org or at the door with cash, check or major credit card.
Meetinghouse Preservation Fund
SAT – SUN DECEMBER 17 & 18!
Rocky Neck Art Colony Holiday Festival
The Cultural Center Gallery at Rocky Neck
6 Wonson Street, Gloucester MA 01930
Open Weekends November 26 to December 18
Gallery Hours: Saturday-Sunday, 10 AM – 5 PM
The Rocky Neck Art Colony will hold its annual Holiday Festival at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson St., Gloucester, the final weekend is Saturday and Sunday, December 17 and 18, hours are 10am – 5pm.
Come to the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck for the last weekend of the beautiful Holiday Festival. There are many reasonably priced and more expensive items to choose from; fine craft ceramics, jewelry, wall art of various sizes, designer one of a kind handbags, scarves and much more.
DEMONSTRATIONS & Do It Yourself Holiday Art Project
Join us for the last Saturday demonstration drop-in “do-it-yourself” art workstations, where visitors can make their own collage holiday cards for a small materials charge. Saturday from 1 to 3pm.
Take your own holiday selfies in our photo booth and you can insert the photos into handmade cards or ornaments.
SAT Dec 17: Collage cards, ornaments with photo, 1 to 3pm
Solstice Party and ‘Leven performance: Welcome back the sun with our solstice party and the warm sounds of a-caplla group ‘Leven. Light refreshments served.
SUN Dec 18: Solstice party with A capella group ‘Levin, 2 to 4pm.
Last chance to shop these great artistic gift ideas:
- Assemblage by Pam Courtleigh
- Ceramics by Elizabeth Gauthier, Susan Hershey, Evy Stewart, Ruth Worrall;
- Jewelry by Katherine Bagley, Deborah Barnwell, Lisa Carlson, Joanne Demetra, Jackie Ganim DeFalco, Mindy Lindtek, Mary McCarl, Zev Rejman, Karen Tibbets, Deborah Way;
- Designer Handbags by Marlene Cann;
- Hand painted scarves by Jane Keddy, Brenda Malloy;
- Paintings by Loren Doucette, Phyllis Feld, Dina Gomery, Brenda Malloy, Mary McCarl, Debbie Schradieck, Martha Swanson, Marilyn Swift;
- Photography by Skip Montello, Michael Oleksiw II, Judy Robinson-Cox, Tom Robinson-Cox;
- Printmaking by Deborah Geurtze, Jane Keddy, Stephanie Mason