Standing Room Only
Concert Series
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Past & Future Voices

Each concert in the seventh season of the Standing Room Only concert series represents an interweaving of past and future that creates dynamic, present performances.  Concerts take place at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 326 Main Street, Wakefield, Massachusetts. Proceeds benefit The Building Fund, supporting building repairs to the historic structure, the oldest house of worship in Wakefield.

 Boston Cello Quartet

Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 4pm

The first of its kind in the history of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Cello Quartet was founded in 2010 by the Boston Symphony Orchestra cellists Blaise Dejardin, Adam Esbensen, Mihail Jojatu and Alexandre Lecarme. Since its acclaimed debut concert, the BCQ has quickly won the hearts of music lovers through their own arrangements of staples of the classical music repertoire, as well as jazz, contemporary works, and even comic medleys, all which showcases the limitless possibilities of the instrument they love. For this concert they will be performing from their newly released Latin-themed album.

“Suave and polished playing, with absolutely stunning phrasing and technical precision. Superb music making. “- Fanfare Magazine

A Candlelight Christmas

Sunday, December 20, 2015

      The annual Candlelight Christmas concert leads with vocal favorite, tenor Joseph Holmes, this time paired with the spectacular soprano, Rachele Schmiege. Joining them is Carissa Scudieri, known for her range of styles, from pop to classical to religious, and Will Prapestis, bringing us The Trumpet Shall Sound from The Messiah. Keeping with tradition, this concert mixes classical masterpieces, such as Messiah and Nutcracker excerpts, with seasonal gems that include sacred and secular carols, along with beloved instrumentals, such as Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride.

The Tenor of Love  

Friday, February 12, 2016

The Tenor of Love, our Valentine concert, brings back the New England Tenors, who will
serenade from their repertoire of love songs passionate, playful, profound and provocative.


The Alliance for Scottish Roots Music presents

Atlantic Seaway

Saturday, April 16, 2016

The Season Finale in April, Atlantic Seaway, features Celtic genre specialists exploring the influence of Scottish Roots music on Sea Shanties and American folk styles, such as Bluegrass, Old Time and Appalachian. Atlantic Seaway musicians include Màiri Chaimbeul on Celtic harp, fiddler Eden Forman, piper Bob Cameron, Neil Pearlman on mandolin and keyboard, Lucas Pool on banjo, the award winning ensemble, Twisted Pine, and Maureen McMullan Schroder, former Artist-in-Residence of the National Trust of Scotland, USA. Program elements include solo bagpiping playing on Great Highland pipes, Lowland pipes, and Scottish Smallpipes; Waulking songs - Highland work songs for making tweed; Robert Burns songs; Clogging and Cape Breton Step Dancing; Sea Shanties; Bluegrass/Old Timey; Cowboy songs; Puirt á beul - Highland “mouth music” for dancing; songs that migrated directly, including Auld Lang Syne and Wayfaring Stranger; and much more.

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