Grateful Dead, Dvorak, and more | selection of American classical Music by Cape Ann Symphony Musicians unleashed at the UU Church #GloucesterMA

NEXT WEEKEND! October 29, 2022

including local artists that are residents, too

And announcing…a new concertmaster!

Cape Ann Symphony Musicians Unleashed Concert Series
AMERICAN CLASSICAL MUSIC
Featuring works by The Grateful Dead, Florence Price, William Grant Still, Rachel Grimes, Dvorak & Cape Ann Symphony Concertmaster Scott Moore
at Gloucester’s Unitarian Universalist Church

The Cape Ann Symphony’s Musicians Unleashed programs were launched in 2019 and have become a wonderfully popular series with overwhelmingly enthusiastic audience response. Ticket prices for American Classical Music are $40 for Adults and $15 for Youth. Call Cape Ann Symphony at 978-281-0543 or go to www.capeannsymphony.org for tickets.

Read all about it from the Cape Ann Symphony press release:

Cape Ann Symphony proudly announces the return of the popular Musicians Unleashed Concert Series with American Classical Music at 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at The Unitarian Universalist Church, 10 Church Street in Gloucester, MA. The ticket price for American Classical Music is $40 for Adults and $15 for Youth.  Call CAS at 978-281-0543 or go to www.capeannsymphony.org to purchase tickets.

The first Musicians Unleashed Concert of the 2022-2023 season, American Classical Music features music made in America.

“We wanted to put together a program of great music that reflects the vast and wide diversity of peoples and cultures that have made up and continue to make up our great country of America” says Cape Ann Symphony Music Director and Conductor Yoichi Udagawa.

The American Classical Music concert program includes a wide range of musical styles and composers from Dvorak to the Grateful Dead. The music from an eclectic slate of composers featuring Florence Price, Cape Ann Symphony’s recently appointed Concertmaster Scott Moore, William Grant Still, The Grateful Dead, Rachel Grimes, and Dvorak will be performed by four CAS musicians: violinist Scott Moore; violinist Erica Pisaturo; cellist Seth MacLeod; and violist Brandon White. 

“How exciting to hear such a unique mix of composers performed by these talented musicians …all musicians who are relatively new to our CAS audiences,” points out Maestro Udagawa, “This is a great opportunity for audiences to get to to know some of the newest members of the orchestra.”

The concert program includes: Florence Price’s Juba from String Quartet No. 2Scott Moore and Erica Pisaturo, violins; Brandon White, viola; Seth MacLeod, cello; Scott Moore’s Duo selections: Scott Moore and Erica Pisaturo, violins; William Grant Still’s Danzas de PanamaScott Moore and Erica Pisaturo, violins; Brandon White, viola; Seth MacLeod, cello; Grateful Dead’s Truckin’, arranged by Minsky: Seth MacLeod, cello; Rachel Grimes’ Egon and Gertie – Violin/Cello Version: Scott Moore, violin; Seth MacLeod, cello; Scott Moore’s Fiddle Tunes (solo): Scott Moore, violin; and Dvorak’s American Quartet, 1st Movement: Scott Moore and Erica Pisaturo, violins; Brandon White, viola; Seth MacLeod, cello.

Cape Ann Symphony’s new Concertmaster Scott Moore makes his MU debut as a violinist and a composer in American Classical Music

“Scott Moore is a fabulous violinist who plays at an incredibly high level in all kinds of styles from classical music to Kentucky Bluegrass. He’s also an unbelievable composer, arranger and all-around musician, say Udagawa, “We are thrilled that he is the new concertmaster of the Cape Ann Symphony, and I’m looking forward to our audiences getting to know him and his music making!”

Scott Moore was born and came of age in rural Kentucky. He began his career as a violinist and composer as a four-year-old in New York. He’s been a soloist with a number of orchestras, played Mozart for the Archduke of Austria, and given an impromptu recital in Carnegie Hall for an audience of ghosts. In 2018, he began performing, from memory, the complete Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin by J. S. Bach.

Mr. Moore has been an organic farmer and a professional driver, learned fiddle tunes from old-timers in the hills of eastern Kentucky, drunk bourbon with rock stars on a steam-powered riverboat, and played music on four continents. An enthusiastic collaborator on stage and in the recording studio, he has forged a reputation as a skillful and inventive musician unbound by genre equally at home as a soloist with the Louisville Orchestra, with bands at festivals, or in the recording studio with Jim James, Tyler Ramsey, Houndmouth, Dawn Landes, Rachel Grimes, and many more. 

A composer as well, he has composed six adventurous new scores for the Louisville Ballet, including As You Like It in August 2022. Recent seasons trace an exciting arc, with appearances running the gamut from contemporary classical to rock, jazz, bluegrass, and beyond. These include solo engagements with the Louisville Orchestra and extensive collaboration with LO music director Teddy Abrams. Ongoing work with pianist-composer Rachel Grimes includes several albums and performances like WNYC’s Soundcheck, NPR’s Performance Today, and two stints at Knoxville’s Big Ears Festival. As a longtime member of the 23 String Band, he has performed across the country as a crowd favorite at festivals like Rockygrass, Grey Fox, Forecastle, ROMP, Festival of the Bluegrass, and many more. He has also recorded two as-yet-unreleased albums with his own band, blurring the lines between acoustic and electric back porch folk and vintage rock-n-roll.

This native Kentuckian is now a resident of Gloucester. He and his wife violinist Erica Pisaturo, also a member of CAS, moved to New England in the fall of 2019. Moore is the 2022 Artist-in-Residence at the Annisquam Village Church, where he recently performed the complete Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin by J. S. Bach.

photo credit: June Stratton

Violinist Erica Pisaturo is a native of New England, where she began her violin studies at the age of four. After earning a BA in Music and Art History from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, she escaped the harsh winters to earn an MFA at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia.

While in the South, Ms. Pisaturo played violin in a number of professional symphony orchestras, including the Hilton Head Symphony and Savannah Philharmonic, both of which she also served as Orchestra Librarian. She has has toured and traveled the world extensively including studying architecture in Italy, making music on tour in China and Japan, and serendipitously meeting her husband, Scott Moore, CAS’s new Concertmaster. She and her husband moved to Gloucester in 2019 and Ms. Pisaturo now plays with the Cape Ann Symphony and Symphony By The Sea. Though she has left the South, she continues to perform in Georgia, South Carolina, and Kentucky when life allows. She recorded with Rachel Grimes and performed in the world premiere of The Way Forth (2019) with the Louisville Orchestra. Other recent performances include the Forecastle Festival and the Big Ears Festival.

Cellist Seth MacLeod earned his Bachelor of Music in cello performance from Boston University, where he studied with George Neikrug who dedicated to Seth a cadenza he composed for the Dvořák Cello Concerto. In September Mr. MacLeod joined the Cape Ann Symphony as Principal Cellist. He has performed as a soloist with the Wellesley Symphony, Lincoln-Sudbury Civic and the Metrowest Symphony Orchestras. Mr. MacLeod is also the principal cellist of the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra, and he is a member of Symphony By The Sea. He is a versatile chamber musician and string instructor at area schools. .  

Violist Brandon White made his CAS debut in March 2022’s Musicians Unleashed Concert, the Virtual Clarinet Quintet Concert. Originally from New York and now residing in the Boston area, Brandon White has enjoyed a varied career as a violist. A classically trained violist, Mr. White has been recognized as an analytical, and forward-thinking musician with a love of all viola music and new compositions. He holds degrees from The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam where he studied under Shelly Tramposh and earned his BM in Viola Performance, as well as The Boston Conservatory at Berklee where he studied under Lila Brown and earned his MM in String Performance. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Jordan Hall, and Sanders Theater and played with the Orchestra of Northern New York, Hamptons Festival Orchestra and the Choral Society of the Hamptons. Mr. White currently performs in the Rivers Symphony Orchestra and is also a member of the contemporary viola duo Waterhouse Row alongside Emilie Catlett. He performs on a Hungarian Viola from 1968 made by Otto Erdesz.

so this is happening oct 3 at 3pm – classical music classic place CAPE ANN SYMPHONY AT UU CHURCH #GLOUCESTERMA

Check out the progress underway on the tower

10/3 at 3PM TODAY – beautiful program lined up. Buy tickets online or at the door

UU Church

Attached is a press release summarizing the strong support given the April “Socks and Undies” community drive conducted by the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church. We thank you for the support YOU gave by helping publicize this successful event.

From: Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church

10 Church Street, Gloucester MA 01930

Telephone: (978) 283-3410; Email: info@GloucesterUU.org

Date: April 30, 2021

 

MEDIA RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

UU CHURCH’S ‘SOCKS AND UNDERWEAR’ DRIVE

NETS AN OUTPOUIRING OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT

 

A drive by the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church to provide new socks and underwear to Cape Ann families and individuals far exceeded expectations, collecting 424 pairs of socks and 345 pieces of underwear and more than $550 in donations to buy additional undergarments.

The beneficiaries of the April campaign are children who attend Pathways for Children preschool or after-school programs, and adults who are guests at the Grace Center, a day shelter and counseling program that the downtown Gloucester church hosts.

“We had socks with kittens, socks with camouflage, athletic socks, fuzzy socks and baby socks,” Patricia Cronin, a drive volunteer, said, “I won’t mention unmentionables other than to briefly say that boxers and hipsters ruled the day.”

The church took on the challenge to meet a reality, cited by Pathways and Grace Center, that underwear and socks are often forgotten in clothing gifts to people in need.  “It must be an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ thing,” Jerry Ackerman, another volunteer, said. “The result is that while outer clothing may be new, what’s underneath may be literally on its last legs.”

“We were all gratified and thrilled by this outpouring of care,” Rev. Janet Parsons, the church’s minister, said.

Significant contributors included the “We’re All In This Together” Cape Ann movement created to build community spirit during the coronavirus pandemic, and two local businesses, Nelson’s of Gloucester and The John Tarr Store in Rockport. The two shops acted as collection points for donors and offered discounts on purchases made for the drive. Dozens and dozens more children’s socks also were given by Carol Lee’s Cottage, on Bearskin Neck in Rockport.

Cash donations came from as far as Lowell, Lexington, Bedford, Cambridge and Worcester, some apparently made in response to publicity in the Boston Globe as well as Cape Ann’s 1623 Studios, the Good Morning Gloucester blog, and print media.

“Also, a resident of the Gloucester ARC group home on Washington Street donated,” Holly Tanguay, co-president of the Gloucester UU Church board of directors, said.

–END–

 

UU Church Gloucester, MA

It’s Spring! It’s Time for Fresh

Underwear and Socks !!!

STEPPING FRESH INTO SPRING BEGINS WITH THE BASICS

FRESH NEW UNDERWEAR AND NEW SOCKS!

 

WHEN MONEY IS TIGHT IN PANDEMIC TIMES, THESE ESSENTIALS SADLY CAN FALL TO

THE BOTTOM OF THE LIST. YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF OTHERS.

JOIN WITH THE GLOUCESTER UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH TO HELP PATHWAYS

FOR CHILDREN AND THE GRACE CENTER MAKE SURE EVERYONE CAN FEEL FRESH!

 

WAYS TO GIVE

SHOP AT TWO LOCAL CLOTHING STORES—NELSON’S, 248 MAIN ST., GLOUCESTER, AND THE

JOHN TARR STORE, 49 MAIN ST., ROCKPORT. BOTH ARE OFFERING SPECIAL PRICES ON

UNDERWEAR AND SOCKS—BUY ONE ITEM, GET A SECOND FOR HALF PRICE! BOTH WILL HAVE

DROP BOXES FOR PACKAGED PURCHASES IN THEIR STORES.

 

A THIRD DROP BOX WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR OTHER PURCHASES, WEEKDAYS BETWEEN 9 AM

AND NOON, AT THE GLOUCESTER UU CHURCH OFFICE, 10 CHURCH ST., GLOUCESTER, NEAR

THE CORNER OF PINE AND CHURCH STREETS. (RING THE DOORBELL WHEN YOU VISIT)

 

MAIL A CHECK TO GUUC (GLOUCESTER UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH), 10 CHURCH ST.,

GLOUCESTER MA 01930. WRITE ‘UNDIES AND SOCKS” ON THE MEMO LINE. EVERY CENT WILL

GO TO PATHWAYS AND GRACE CENTER TO GIVE HELP AS NEEDS DEMAND.

 

OR GIVE BY CREDIT CARD, DIRECTLY TO PATHWAYS FOR CHILDREN AT HTTPS://PW4C.ORG,

OR TO THER GRACE CENTER AT HTTPS://LIFERBRIDGENORTHSHORE.ORG/GRACECENTER/.

after winter storm- white snow bright homes #GloucesterMA

Thank you to all the road crews and good eggs shoveling public ways!

Digging out photos: A few after the winter storm scenes of downtown Gloucester by 9:30AM 12/18/2020. Any surface brick or stone is slick as can be. Evergreen pine trees & wreaths were randomly frosted like the Kancamagus Highway. Yet snow was already gone from the marsh.

FOR OUR FATHERS collaboration | soprano Ute Gfrerer & mixed media artist Lisa Rosowsky at Gloucester Meetinghouse April 28 co-sponsored by Temple Ahavat Achim

UU Church

UU and Temple Gloucester MA

press release for upcoming program:

FOR OUR FATHERS, Sunday, April 28, 2019 7:30pm, at the Gloucester Meetinghouse: acclaimed Austrian soprano Ute Gfrerer, accompanied by pianist William Merrill, and renowned Boston artist Lisa Rosowsky present a deeply moving evening of song and art, based on the legacy of silence of their two fathers during World War II, one an Austrian member of the Nazi Youth Party, and one a French Jew. In a unique collaboration, the two artists present a Holocaust-themed program of music and mixed media artworks, based on memories of their fathers.  The event is co-hosted with Temple Ahavat Achim. The Meetinghouse (home of the Unitarian Universalist Church) is located on the green at the corner of Middle and Church Streets (accessible side entrance at 10 Church Street with an elevator).  Tickets ($45 preferred, $30 general, $10 students with ID, under 12 free) are available at the door and in-advance with more information at gloucestermeetinghouse.org

About the program from the artist, Lisa Rosowsky: 

When we met in 2017, Ute had already developed a repertoire of musical performances incorporating music that had been set to poems by writers caught up in the Holocaust, and for more than a decade I had been creating mixed media works of art around being the daughter of a survivor. We knew we wanted to find a way to weave together our work into an audio-visual program, and it became my task to craft the presentation. We were amazed by how many of her songs matched up thematically with my pieces! Our goal was to move the audience seamlessly between each song and each work of art, setting both into historical context while offering insight into our individual experiences with our fathers. Over the course of a few months, we developed this performance, which we are pleased to share with you.

Benefit event:  This event is co-sponsored by Temple Ahavat Achim with support from the Paulson Fund, by the Series Sponsors of the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation, and by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.  Proceeds will be used to benefit the ongoing preservation of the historic (1806) Meetinghouse as well as to support Temple Ahavat Achim’s Rabbi Myron and Eileen Geller Endowment Campaign for the Sylvia Cohen Religious School and Family Learning

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TODAY: GMF’s Martin Luther King Day Celebration 2019 is ON and here’s the program!

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Update from the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation:

2PM It’s on but use caution!

We regret that Meetinghouse Green is now frozen over solid and is not safe for parking or walking, so allow time to find on-street parking or use one of the lots in the Historic District.  The front steps will be clear and sanded but please exercise extra caution when coming up from Church Street.  You are also welcome to use the side entrance instead, close to the intersection of Church and Pine Streets, where there is an interior staircase and an elevator.

The 2019 GMF Martin Luther King Day Celebration event is in four segments separated by breaks with refreshments.  You are welcome to attend part or all of the Program:

SCHEDULE

  • 2:00-2:15 Introduction: ‘Why Are We Here? Sandra Ronan
  • 2:15-2:45 ‘Shadowed Lives,’ Effects of Slavery on Cape Ann Stephanie Buck
  • 2:45-3:00 Break with Refreshments 
  • 3:05-3:50 The Honorable Seth Moulton United States Representative, Massachusetts 6th Congressional District
  • 3:05-3:50 Alvin Foster and his band Soul Eclectic, music that underpinned Black people’s courage to be happy and celebrate life, love, spirituality and growth in the face of racism
  • 3:50-4:00 Break with Refreshments
  • 4:00-5:00 Keynote Speaker: Clennon L. King, ‘MLK’S Boston Years’ The award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist Clennon L. King will present a slideshow, focusing on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s movements in Boston and New England, from the fall of 1951 to the spring of 1954, to be followed by Q&A with the audience
  • 5:00-5:15 Break with Refreshments
  • 5:15-6:00 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech accompanied by a slide show of period and present-day images
  • Conclusion Audience invited to join in ringing the Paul Revere Bell for freedom

This free annual civic event is hosted by the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation. GMF mugs, caps, totes, shirts, and memberships are available along with refreshments all through the afternoon and your support is greatly appreciated.
Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation

Front stairs open but approach is icy. Approach from side entrance. Many have suggested a temporary winter ice skating rink on this glorious spot but not in this way.

 

 

Organist Peter Krasinski returns for silent horror movie “Waxworks” at the Gloucester Meetinghouse October 21st

from Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation press release: 
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Sunday matinee, Silent Horror Movie with Organ Accompaniment – Sunday, October 21st, 2018, 3:30pm in the historic 1806 Gloucester Meetinghouse

MAESTRO OF THE PIPE-ORGAN RETURNS

As Halloween approaches, maestro of the pipe-organ and sonic artist Peter Krasinski returns to the Meetinghouse to accompany the scary silent movie ‘Waxworks.’ As in past years, Peter will perform on the sonorous 1893 Hutchings-Fisk organ to the delight of the audience, young and old. A short film, featuring Douglas Fairbanks, called the ‘Electric House’ will open the show.

HIGHLIGHTS

‘Waxworks’ is a 1924 German horror-fantasy film (Das Wachsfigurenkabinett) directed by Paul Leni. The plot is about a poet hired by the owner of a wax museum in a circus to write tales about Harun al Raschid, Ivan the Terrible and Jack the Ripper. While writing, the poet and the daughter of the owner, Eva, fantasize the fantastic stories and fall in love for each other.  Its a thrilling horror movie for the whole family to enjoy.

TICKETS

General Admission $20; Students with ID $10, Under 12 Free (no one turned away for lack of funds; limited free tickets)  Tickets at the door (cash, check or credit card) and online with more information at www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org

LOCATION

The Meetinghouse, home of the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, is located on the green at the corner of Middle & Church Street.  Accessible side entrance is at 10 Church Street with an elevator to the Sanctuary level.  Parking on the green is allowed.

Classic Cars on the Green Oct 13

Gloucester Meetinghouse Invitational, October 13th, car show to benefit Meetinghouse renovation

The opening event in the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation’s 2018-19 Concert & Lecture Series is a vintage car show, to be held on the green at the corner of Church and Middle Street from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday, October 13th.  The event is free to the public but a $5 donation per adult is requested.

A set of over 30 very special classic cars will be on display!

This event will be the first annual classic car show displaying vintage or significant cars owned by North Shore collectors to benefit the ongoing restoration of the historic 1806 Meetinghouse as a civic hub, entertainment venue and community center by the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation.

It’s a competition! Vote for your favorites!

The audience will judge the cars in 9 categories, including Best in Show. The event will conclude with trophies given to the winners in an awards ceremony.
PRIZE CATEGORIES
1 FIRST PRIZE Best in Show, the People’s Choice
2 ELEGANCE The most elegant car
3 LUXURY The car with the most luxurious interior
4 GRAND TOURING The best road-trip car
5 SPORT The best racing car
6 OSTENTATIOUS The showiest car
7 PRACTICAL The most useful vehicle
8 BEAUTIFUL The car with the best styled exterior
9 DELIGHTFUL The most fun to drive

Hourly tours of the Meetinghouse

will include a performance on the historic 1893 Hutchings pipe organ. Food and beverages will be available. A Dixieland band, ‘John’s Giddy Gang,’ will perform on the Meetinghouse steps.

Car owners are asked to pre-register at info@gloucestermeeinghouse.com with a suggested contribution of $25. For more information please see:  www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org

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BEAUTIFUL SNOWY DAY IN GLOUCESTER TOWN -By Kim Smith

https://www.instagram.com/p/Be57j4yFP2N/

How the day began

 

OUR LADY OF GOOD VOYAGE, MARITIME GLOUCESTER, UU CHURCH, CITY HALL, AND SAINT ANN

Iconic architecture of Gloucester ~ The photos were taken early Thanksgiving morning and the post was meant for later Thanksgiving Day, as a thank you for our Gloucester community, but I just got too involved with family and cooking.

Thank you Gloucester

Son of a Gun We Had Big Fun | scenes from #CapeAnnBigBand summer concert at Gloucester’s famous UU Church

WOW! Son of a gun we had big fun on Middle Street Friday September 8, 2017.

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There was an ensemble mix from Cape Ann Big Band self dubbed ‘Jambalaya Horns’ at Gloucester’s famous UU Church for the last Friday Night concert of this popular summer series.  “Music on Meetinghouse Green” passed the hat for the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation (GMF) fire sprinkler project, part of the UU restoration efforts.

 

Middle Street was alive with the sounds of New Orleans thanks to the Cape Ann Big Band players: 
Gary Wolsieffer – Tuba/bass
Carlos Menezes Jr. – Saxes/Vocals

Zach Gorrell – Keys/Saxes
Rick Geraghty – Drums/Vocals
Jon Persson – Trumpet
Tom Bones – Trombone
Joe Wilkins – Guitar/Vocals

Anthony Rocco – Trumpet/Vocals

sound snippet solos:

Jon Persson trumpet (9 sec)

 

Zach Gorrell sax (19 sec)

 

Joe Wilkins guitar (13 secs)

 

I missed hearing the students from Gloucester’s O’Maley Innovation Middle School jamming with the Cape Ann Big Band. Carlos Menezes has to be among the coolest school music directors in the country.

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There was a soccer game at Gloucester High School, a short walk and many pleasant route options away. I marvel at Gloucester’s amazing public spaces.

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About the concert series
FREE! “Nine Friday Nights. Nine Great Outdoor Concerts to benefit nine local non-profits.” 
Mayor Romeo Theken likes to remind everyone that “There’s always something going on in Gloucester!” including all the free performances for most every Gloucester Summer NightGloucester MA Free Outdoor Performances Daily…

BEAUTIFUL GLOUCESTER HARBOR FOGGY MORNING AND CRUSIE SHIP AMERICAN CONSTELLATION DOCKED IN HARBOR

Foggy early morning scenes around the Harbor.

Castle in the Fog

City Hall and the Paint Factory

UU Church 

Cruise Ship American Constellation with Ten Pound Island and the Greasy Pole

The American Constellation is a 175-guest room cruise ship from American Cruise Lines. From the company’s website, “Designed to navigate the inland waterways of the East Coast, American Constellation brings guests to beautiful ports the larger ships can’t access. In the intimate atmosphere onboard, guests will find the largest staterooms in the industry, spacious lounges, as well as observation decks and private balconies that offer spectacular views of the passing landscapes.”

Mayor Romeo Theken can’t wait! UU Gloucester Meetinghouse Summer Concert Series resumes July 7th!

FREE! “Nine Friday Nights. Nine Great Outdoor Concerts to benefit nine local non-profits.” 

Mayor Romeo Theken likes to remind everyone that “There’s always something going on in Gloucester!” including all the free performances for most every Gloucester Summer Night

Gloucester MA Free Outdoor Performances Daily
Mondays farmers market Magnolia
Wednesdays HarborWalk Summer Cinema Cape Ann Community Cinema and 104.9
Thursdays Farmers Market at Stage Fort Park and Harbor Loop summer concert series
Fridays Meetinghouse Green concert series United Universalist Church
Saturdays Main Street Block Parties Cape Ann Chamber
Sundays Stage Fort Park concerts at the bandstand

Gloucester Meeinghouse Foundation announces their 2017 line-up

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First up Berklee Be-Bop Guitars on July 7 to benefit Pathways for Children

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From Gloucester Meetinghouse printed matter:

“The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is pleased to announce the return of the free, outdoor concert series ‘Music on Meetinghouse Green’​ starting with the Berklee ensemble Be-Bob Guitars to benefit Pathways for Children on Friday evening July 7th.  

Mayor Romeo Theken regrets missing the 2017 kick off concert due to a prior family commitment,  and  she’s ever thankful that this fantastic series at such a grand and special venue is continuing after the pilot program last season! She’s asked Ward Councilor Melissa Cox to be on hand to open the first event. Mayor Theken is especially calling out old friends to come downtown to the old stomping grounds for all of them…especially August 11th!

July 7::Berklee Be-Bop Guitars
July 14:: Peter Souza, 3 Sheets to the Wind
July 21:: Melanie Bresnan & Friends
July 28:: Willie Alexander’s Persistence of Memory Orchestra
August 4:: Gordon Michaels
August 11:: Scanzonati Band
August 18:: Hye Fusion

So don’t miss the second season of Music on Meetinghouse Green featuring 9 great musical events in support of 9 terrific local non-profits via free-will offerings (please bring a folding chair, blanket, cash or check).  Shows start at 6:00pm and run until 8:30pm.  In case of inclement weather events will be held inside the historic 1806 Meetinghouse at the corner of Church and Middle Street.

The sponsors of ‘Music on Meetinghouse Green’ pre-pay the expenses so all contributions go to our non-profit partners.  Special thanks to Linzee & Beth Coolidge (matching gift) plus Tom & Susan Andresen, J.J. & Jackie Bell, Michael & Mary Ann Bresnan, Harry & Mary Hintlian, Dick & Doris Prouty, Charles Nazarian, Sandra Ronan, and our corporate sponsor: Cape Ann Saving Bank.”

More info:  www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org
Continue reading “Mayor Romeo Theken can’t wait! UU Gloucester Meetinghouse Summer Concert Series resumes July 7th!”

Access for Everyone

Front L/R Larry Brooks, Joe Randazza Rear L/R Rev. Wendy Fitting, Mayor Carolyn Kirk, Charles Nazarian & Newton Fink Click on photo for views of the Ceremony

Access for everyone at the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church as todays ribbon cutting ceremony unveils 2 new platform-lifts.  The installations of the platform-lifts makes access to all 3 levels possible.   The construction effort included: Installation of an outdoor ramp, 2 platform-lift installations, widening doorways & hallways and  bathroom relocation. The funding making all of this possible came from private donors and a grant from the City of Gloucester’s Community Preservation Committee.  The new Chairman, Dick Prouty  announced that the Gloucester UU Church will be looking for ways to reduce the carbon footprint of the church.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – “GOOD EGGS EXTRAORDINAIRE’

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The Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church is planning another “Night of Recognition” to honor those who give generously to make Gloucester a better place. Nominations are now being received of men and women who have worked quietly and diligently, on their own or within an organization, often behind the scenes and with no expectation of pay or public notice. These are people who have by their actions have improved the quality of life in their neighborhood or anywhere in Gloucester .  Teenage to old age, there are no age restrictions.

Some examples – an individual who:

  • embodies the ideals of friendship
  • gives a helping hand to those who need to get back on their feet
  • has helped keep a cultural/community program alive

You probably know someone who deserves this recognition. Tell us about her or him.

Nominations are due by Friday, April 13.  Awards will be given May 20, at a ceremony at the church starting at 7 p.m. Come one, come all!

Mail to Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church , 10 Church St. , Gloucester 01930

or email your nomination to gloucesteruu@earthlink.net