The Gloucester Meetinghouse presents Back And Beyond



The Orchestra on the Hill Chamber Players

‘Bach and Beyond’


Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 7:30 pm

In the Historic (1806) Gloucester Meetinghouse

Corner of Middle & Church Streets, Gloucester, MA



Music on Meeting House Green

Gloucester resounds to the beat of Brazilian music at Gloucester Meetinghouse Summer Concert, July 27. The Somerville-based Brazilian band Os Forrozeiros will be delighting audiences at the Gloucester Meetinghouse Summer Concert on Friday, July 27, 6 – 9 pm, at the corner of Church and Middle Street.

The group began over ten years ago, using the beat of Brazilian Forro, to spread their love for the dance and music of their native country. Forro music began in northeastern Brazil. It embraces many different musical beats as well as dance styles. The Forrozeiros organization now includes a dance group, the Forrozeiros Dance Group, which has been together for the past two years, and practices in Somerville. The music and dance rhythms of this unique band will set your feet tapping and take you deep inside the culture of Brazil.

The concert is free. In the spirit of giving to the community, a spirit much celebrated by Os Forrozeiros, concert-goers are encouraged to make free-will donations to benefit Wellspring House. Founded in 1981 to provide shelter for homeless families, Wellspring House today
works to develop affordable housing, helps secure permanent homes for families, and provides education and job training for thousands of low-income adults. Bring cash or a checkbook, beach chairs or blankets. Food is provided by the Peabody Steak House, specializing in Brazilian food. In case of rain the concert will be held inside the Meetinghouse. Parking is available on Meetinghouse Green, in nearby lots, and at St. Peter’s Square.

Music on Meetinghouse Green’s sponsors include Linzee and Beth Coolidge; J.J. and Jackie Bell; Michael and Mary Bresnan; JoeAnn Hart and Gordon Baird; Harry and Mary Hintlian; Charles Nazarian; Dick and Doris Prouty; Sandra Ronan; Brent and Linda Wilkes; Tom and Kristin Zarrella; and the Cape Ann Savings Bank.

10 Church Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

Here’s the church where’s the steeple?

Readying for steeple removal May 27 First Congregational Church, Rockport, MA

“Few such meeting houses still stand that can compete with the Old Sloop for its well-documented history and its colonial beauty.”

Rockport May 27 2017

June 1, 2017

Rockport June 1 2017

Mary Markos’ Gloucester Daily Times article  includes fun facts like this bit about the historic War of 1812 cannonball, along with an important update that the scope of work increased as damage was more extensive than projected. Now, there’s more of an opportunity on the ground to check out the 1775 lantern and bell.

Stow Wengenroth drawing available $450


Music & Meditation with Laurie Ure and balladeer Gerry Ryan on 2/23/14

(MMM) featuring meditation leader Laurie Ure and balladeer Gerry Ryan at Gloucester UU Church, 02/23/14

Meditation and Music in a candle-lit setting
February 23rd, 2014 at 7:30pm
Meetinghouse, home of the Gloucester Unitarian Unitarian Church
Corner of Middle and Church Streets, on the green
Free-Will Offering and Everyone is Welcome
Social Gathering Afterwards with Light Refreshments


The Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church is pleased to announce the eighth in a monthly series called Music & Meditation in the Meetinghouse (MMM) that offers Cape Ann residents and visitors a unique combination of beautiful music and relaxing meditation.  It is held in the candle-lit sanctuary of the historic 1806 Meetinghouse, Gloucester’s oldest standing church.

The January event features meditation leader Laurie Ure and balladeer Gerry Ryan.  There will be a collation with light refreshments afterwards in the church’s Entrance House, giving participants the opportunity to meet the leaders and each other in a convivial atmosphere.  The Sanctuary is accessible for persons with disabilities via the side entrance at 10 Church Street. This is a non-religious event, a free-will offering is requested, and everyone is welcome.  Continue reading “Music & Meditation with Laurie Ure and balladeer Gerry Ryan on 2/23/14”