Musicians of the Old Post Road: Holiday Chamber Music
December 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Musicians of the Old Post Road return to the historic Meetinghouse for their seventh consecutive year to perform a program called ‘Heavenly Baroque Christmas.’ The Thursday-evening, candlelit concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, located at the corner of Middle and Church Streets in Gloucester (GPS 50 Middle Street). An easily accessible side entrance with an elevator is at 10 Church Street.
‘Heavenly Baroque Christmas’ celebrates the season with celestial works from Spain & New Spain. The concert features music by Iribarren, Salazar, and others including Zumaya, the first Mexican classical composer of indigenous descent. The Musicians of the Old Post Road are joined by guests from Ensemble La Fontegara of Mexico and distinguished soloists; soprano Adriana Ruiz & mezzo-soprano Hilary Anne Walker
Tickets are available online at www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org or at the door by cash, check or credit card. Preferred seating: $50; general seating $35; students $10; children under 12 free.
Parking on the Green is limited to vehicles with disability registration plates or placards.
After 6, parking in downtown Gloucester is free and there are several lots nearby. When parking in and around the area, please make sure not to block our neighbor’s driveways.
ABOUT THE GLOUCESTER MEETINGHOUSE FOUNDATION
Founded in 2015, the mission of the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is to preserve this iconic building as a civic hub, entertainment venue, and community center. The next phase is to restore Meetinghouse Green, site of a beloved outdoor summer concert series that benefits local non-profits. Matching grants from the Community Preservation Act and the Massachusetts Cultural Council have provided most of the funding for the project, due to be completed by July 2024. For more information, a full schedule of upcoming concerts and events, and to sign up for the GMF newsletter, visit www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org.
Sponsors of the Meetinghouse 2023-2024 Autumn- Winter-Spring Series:
GUARANTORS: Woodie Brock, Scobie Ward
PLATINUM: J.J. & Jackie Bell, Karen Bell, Peter Calkins & Susan Casey, Linzee Coolidge
GOLD: John & Janis Bell, Cape Ann Savings Bank, Susan Gray, Andrew Spindler, Nancy Steele
SILVER: Beth Graham & William Schulz, JoeAnn Hart & Gordon Baird, Institution for Savings, Charles Nazarian, Patricia Poore, Geoffrey Richon,
BRONZE: Anthony & Dodge CPA, Phillip Cutter, Sandra & John Ronan
SPECIAL THANKS: Massachusetts Cultural Council, Essex County Community Foundation