Help contribute to our 25th Anniversary Archives
This year marks the 25th anniversary of our programs at the renovated New Salem Meetinghouse. We are working on many things right now, some behind the scenes and some as part of our summer productions. One immediate piece of note: we are seeking old posters, pictures and stories of and about the Meetinghouse and our […]
A Message From Our Executive Director
I recently created a new tagline for the Meetinghouse, a phrase that reflects much of my feelings about the hall: A Beautiful Historic Hall with Wonderful Acoustics It is a beautiful hall! And the acoustics are marvelous! It is such a wonderful place for concerts and theatre events, and I’m proud to be part of […]
Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez
with Guest Mitch Chakour
Opening Night Reception at 6:45pm
Saturday Night Live vocalist Christine Ohlman, with Rebel Montez and special guest Mitch Chakour, will kick off the Meetinghouse 2019 season.
Quabbin Valley Pro Musica
with Geoffrey Hudson, Music Director
QVPM presents In Praise of Nature, a radiant selection of music about spring, birds, love, nymphs, shepherds and more.
The Wildcat O’Halloran Band
The Cat serves up a serious dose of real blues peppered with witty lyrics, tight musicianship, and some raucous attitude.
The Richard Chase Experience
“Stone Man” Richard Chase brings superbly crafted songs and tasteful musicianship on a variety of instruments.
Weeping Bong Band
Glenn Jones is a master of the American Primitive Guitar style invented by John Fahey.
The Green Sisters
Hubbardston natives Beck, Bets, Brie & Mel offer up a foot-stomping ecletic mix of folk, Celtic, bluegrass, old-time, Cajun, a cappella & barbershop music. Join us in celebrating the release of their first CD, Endless Blue.
Steven Schoenberg is a dynamic, award-winning composer/pianist whose talents cross into musical theater, classical compositions, film scoring, children’s music, and solo improvisational piano performances.
Arlo Guthrie’s middle daughter is a prolific songwriter and versatile folk musician known to stray into a little country rock and blues.
Snack Pack is haulin’ in a big grab bag of genre flavors — some homemade and some store-bought! Always tasty, full of peace & love & harmony!
Southern Rail’s performances are high-energy exuberant fun, with riveting harmonies, irrepressible humor and sparkling banjo, mandolin, and guitar solo work.
Windborne presents stunningly powerful and gorgeous vocal harmony with music ranging from American folk to songs of many countries.
Scott Ainslie’s performances present a wonderful palette of sounds and stories that will delight the ear, awaken the mind, and satisfy the heart.
John Hanifin moves back to his classical roots with Bach and other lovely pieces for solo cello.
with Pete Nelson
This will be a rare return performance by old friends Mad Agnes with an opening set by Pete Nelson.
Guitarist, composer, arranger and conductor Peter Blanchette is known around the world as the inventor of the 11-string archguitar.
Fire Pond presents wonderful old-time fiddle tunes, swing, roots music, Celtic, Eastern European, folk, gospel, and original music.
with Anand Nayak
Folksinger/songwriter Lui Collins in an intimate evening of song, accompanying herself on tenor ukulele and banjo, with Anand Nayak on guitar, vocal harmonies and more.
and Her Handsome Devils
Bring Your Own Closing Night Reception at 6:45pm
Samirah’s live performance repertoire runs the gamut from raunchy blues to jazz smooth as silk. She has often been compared to Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, and Etta James.
a Benefit for Playing for Change Foundation
Fiery Hope, formerly the Amandla Chorus, celebrates life with hope-filled hearts by presenting new and old songs for justice, freedom, and peace.