David Surette, Liz Faiella, and Dan Faiella play our Bach's Lunch Concert on Nov. 8
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Concord Community Music School presents two free Bach's Lunch programs in November, a lecture and a concert centering on Celtic folk tunes.
This Thursday, November 1, at 12:10pm, Liz Faiella presents a Bach's Lunch Lecture, "The Stranger's Land: Tales of Transatlantic Tunes." Intriguing backstories are woven into the fabric of the folk tunes and songs we share by New England firesides and among friends at the local pub. Faiella, an Irish and New England fiddler and folk singer (as well as Music School alumna and current chair of our folk, jazz, and popular music department), will trace folk tunes from the misty and mysterious beginnings in the Celtic countries of their origin, explore their transformations in their travels, and demonstrate how they are sung, played, and remembered today.
Then, next week, on Thursday, November 8, at 12:10pm, Liz Faiella returns to the stage with her musical collaborators for a Bach's Lunch Concert, "Fly O'er the Salt Sea: Tunes & Songs of the Celtic Nations." Join Liz (fiddle & vocals), Dan Faiella (guitar & vocals), and David Surette (mandolin & bouzouki) on a musical journey across the Atlantic to Ireland and Scotland. Enjoy an hour filled with haunting ballads, snappy and danceable jig and reel medleys, and mesmerizing arrangements of slow airs.
Bach's Lunch programs are free and open to the public, and take place from 12:10 to 12:50pm on the first and second Thursdays of each month, November through May, in the Music School's Recital Hall, 23 Wall Street, downtown Concord.
The Bach's Lunch Series is sponsored by the Timothy and Abigail B. Walker Lecture Fund and the Engelke Heggie Gratefulness Fund. Engelke Heggie, who passed away in July, attended Bach's Lunches monthly and was an ardent appreciator of the series. Our grateful thanks to Engelke's family for this tribute to her kind and generous spirit!

High school vocalists who are auditioning for the NH All-State Festival are invited to our special interactive workshop, "Ace Your Audition," this Saturday: 
  • Ace Your All-State Audition - Voice Workshop: Saturday, November 3, 11:00am-12:15pm
The workshop is specifically geared to this year's All-State audition pieces. Music School faculty member Ellen Nordstrom has decades of experience bringing out the best in student vocalists who challenge themselves to excel. In this Ace Your Audition workshop, she'll give each student personalized help with and feedback on their performance, while also offering proven strategies for sight-reading in an audition and staying focused under pressure. 

Participants should bring their All-State materials to the workshop, which is at the Music School, 23 Wall Street in Concord. The fee for each workshop is $10 per person; $5 for current Music School students. Click here for info or to register.
Save the Date!

Coming up on Saturday, December 8, at  7:30pm - the  Canterbury Singers perform at Canterbury Shaker Village as p art of "Christmas at Canterbury," a beautiful old-fashioned holiday celebration.  Tickets available online now; info at shakers.org. Repeats on Dec. 15.


The Music School's Holiday Folk Concert takes place on Saturday, December 8, at  7:30pm, in the Recital Hall! Don't miss this beloved annual concert, featuring  Susie Burke & David Surette with Kent Allyn. Info & tickets, click here.

Family Concert Cards a Great Value!

NEW: You can now purchase a Family Concert Card online for just $50! Valued at $150,  the concert card entitles you  and  members of your immediate family admission to most ticketed concerts at the Music School during the year, including:
  • Fall Fiddle Festival Concert
  • Musicians of Wall Street Recitals (3 to be scheduled for January-April)
  • Holiday Folk Concert
  • Jazz in January
  • March Mandolin Festival Concert
This season's card is valid through June of 2019.  Click here for info or to purchase.

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Concord NH 03301
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