The Episcopal Church of New Hampshire is celebrating the autumn season with special music events in several of its parishes. Plan your weekends of leaf peeping surrounded by the sounds of sacred and secular music around the state.
Choral Evensong, Church of the Transfiguration, Bretton Woods
There will be a service of Choral Evensong on Saturday, October 15 at 5pm at the Church of the Transfiguration in Bretton Woods (Rte. 302). The choir will be composed of more than two dozen singers from around the Mount Washington Valley and beyond This chapel, affiliated with Christ Episcopal Church in nearby North Conway is an oft-photographed beauty, full of stained glass windows and set in the scenic surroundings of Bretton Woods, home to The Mount Washington Hotel, a historic grand resort. More information can be found at their website: http://christchurchnorthconway.com.
Grammy-Award Winning Music for St. John the Evangelist’s 150th Birthday, Dunbarton
The Church of St. John the Evangelist invites neighbors and friends to celebrate its 150th anniversary. Grammy Award winning musician Dan Zanes will present three benefit concerts on Saturday, October 15. Saturday’s concerts at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. will feature music for families and children, with admission at $10. At 7 p.m., a concert will celebrate the music of Lead Belly, with admission at $15. Tickets will be available at the door. Proceeds will benefit community and refugee support efforts. The church is located at 270 Stark Highway in Dunbarton. More information about the anniversary and concerts at http://www.stjohndunbarton.org.
Celtic Music in Celebrations, St. John’s, Portsmouth
St. John’s Episcopal Church will offer a series of meditative evening services based on the timeless traditions of Celtic spirituality, featuring Celtic spiritual readings, Celtic vocal and instrumental music and periods of meditation and prayer. St. John’s will offer additional Celtic Evenings on the third Sundays of October, November and December, 2016. For more information, visit http://www.stjohnsnh.org.
175th Anniversary Celebrated with Music
Grace Episcopal Church in Manchester is celebrating their milestone birthday with a sacred concert and evensong vespers, starting at 3:30 pm on Sunday, November 6. The church is located at 106 Lowell Street, in Manchester, and the service, officiated by Bishop Rob Hirschfeld, and music event are open to all. For more information, contact the church at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 603/622-9813.
Choral Evensong & Organ Recital, St. Paul’s School Chapel, Concord
On Sunday, November 6 at 4 pm, the Chapel of St. Peter and St. Paul at St. Paul’s School will offer performances by Nicholas White, Organist & Choirmaster and Mary Dolch, Associate Organist & Choirmaster. The musical offerings include classic chant and responses, and an original set of canticles composed by White himself. More information is available at http://www.sps.edu/page/arts/music/keiser-concert-series-2016-17.