Kent Allyn, Susie Burke, and David Surette play their annual Holiday Folk Concert on Dec. 8
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Be Merry and Bright at the Music School's annual Holiday Folk Concert, Dec. 8
 
Celebrated folk duo Susie Burke and David Surette will join with sideman extraordinaire Kent Allyn for an uplifting night of holiday music and folk favorites, Saturday, December 8, at 7:30pm, at Concord Community Music School, 23 Wall Street in Concord, NH. In their annual Holiday Folk Concert, this beloved trio interweaves nimble guitar and mandolin playing, masterful bass and piano accompaniment, and heartfelt vocals to bring holiday sparkle to the Music School.
 
The concert will feature a number of selections from the musicians' holiday CD Wonderland , along with folk and acoustic fare from their standard repertoire. With influences and styles ranging from folk to jazz, Celtic to rock, blues to Broadway and beyond, Burke, Surette, and Allyn present seasonal repertoire with heart, flair, and energy.

For tickets ($15/12), call  (603) 228-1196 or click here to purchase online . This holiday folk concert is one in a series of four, including Dec. 1 in Durham; Dec. 14 in Kittery; and Dec. 15 in Dublin. For tickets and information about the other three concerts, click here.
Music Designed with All Children in Mind:
Miss Julieann's Free Holiday Sing-Along and Album Release Party at the Music School, December 8
 
Miss Julieann
Come join a celebration of inclusivity, children, and music! On Saturday, December 8, from 3:00 to 4:30 pm, Concord Community Music School presents a free Children's Holiday Sing-Along and Album Release Party with faculty member Julieann Hartley, MT-BC, known to a generation of Concord-area kids as "Miss Julieann." Hartley, a board certified music therapist, will present her new album, Miss Julieann: Therapeutic Songs for Kids, a unique collection of songs she wrote to support the developmental goals for children in her music therapy practice.
 
Hartley's new album also includes the voice of Joseph Pierog, aka "Mr. Joey," a local music teacher and recording engineer. The December 8 concert & sing-along will begin at 3:15, and Santa will make an appearance at 3:45. Miss Julieann and Mr. Joey will be available to sign albums and take pictures with young fans afterwards. Holiday crafts and face painting will also be included.
 
This event is in the Community Room; we suggest using the parking lot and entrance at 24 Fayette Street. No tickets needed for this free event. For more information, please call 603-228-1196 or click here.

Music and Dance of the Shakers - Bach's Lunch, Dec. 6 & 13
 
Mary Ann Haagen
Thursday, December 6, 12:10pm: Mary Ann Haagen presents "For Dancing is the Soul's Delight: Shaker Marches, Dances and Motioning Songs." Haagan, a longtime scholar of Shaker arts from Enfield, NH, will explore the Shakers' use of movement to generate and sustain spiritual energy in worship. Learn about how the Shakers' dance tradition connects to songs that describe the spiritual work accomplished through dance, and that articulate the ways in which physical movement propels Believers forward in their faith journey.
 
Thursday, December 13, 12:10pm: The Canterbury Singers, with director Kathryn Southworth, present "We Make You Kindly Welcome: A Shaker Christmas." The Canterbury Singers originated at Canterbury Shaker Village more than 20 twenty years ago, and are now a program of the Concord Community Music School. The group has expanded into a musical community of devoted singers and admirers of the Shaker legacy. In addition to sharing traditional and Christmas related tunes, hymns, and anthems of the Shakers, the Canterbury Singers will invite the audience to join them in traditional carols of the season.
 
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. For more information, call 603-228-1196 or visit the Music School's website.
Music School's Canterbury Singers, Purple Finches to Perform at "Christmas at Canterbury," December 8 and 15
 
Concord Community Music School's Canterbury Singers will perform as a part of Canterbury Shaker Village's "Christmas at Canterbury" celebrations on Saturday, December 8 and December 15 at 7:00pm. The group will sing Shaker music related to Christmas and New Year's Day, including "Give Good Gifts," "Star of Purity," "Millennial Praise," and "Love is Little." Several of the songs originated at the Canterbury Shaker Village. The selections will be interspersed with carol singing for all, and followed by a procession to the Christmas tree outside for an ending ceremony.
 
Additionally, on Saturday, December 15 only, at 4:30pm, Concord Community Music School's Purple Finches Youth Chorus will present a special holiday concert at Canterbury Shaker Village. Dozens of young singers, grades K-8, will bring songs of good cheer to Christmas at Canterbury festivities.

Click here for DECEMBER 8 tickets to Christmas at Canterbury 

Click here for DECEMBER 15 tickets to Christmas at Canterbury

  
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