May
12
4:30 PM16:30

Americana: A New Voice for a New Nation - Revolutionary War - Breaking from European Traditions

This is the first concert of a six- part music series on the second Sunday afternoons from May through October 2019.

Each musical performance will include educational and entertaining readings related to the history of that era.

Tickets for each concert are $10 and will be available at the door and on Eventbrite. Stay tuned!

Supported in part by a grant from the Mid Cape Cultural Council.

The patriotic lay songs of the American Revolution constituted the first kind of mainstream popular music. These included "The Liberty Tree" by Thomas Paine. Cheaply printed as broadsheets, early patriotic songs spread across the colonies and were performed at home and at public meetings. Fife songs were especially celebrated, and were performed on fields of battle during the American Revolution. The longest lasting of these fife songs is "Yankee Doodle", still well known today. The melody dates back to 1755 and was sung by both American and British troops. Patriotic songs were based mostly on English melodies, with new lyrics added to denounce British colonialism; others, however, used tunes from Ireland, Scotland or elsewhere, or did not utilize a familiar melody. The song "Hail, Columbia" was a major work that remained an unofficial national anthem until the adoption of "The Star-Spangled Banner". Much of this early American music still survives in Sacred Harp. Although relatively unknown outside of Shaker Communities, Simple Gifts was written in 1848 by Elder Joseph Brackett and the tune has since become internationally famous.

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Jun
9
4:30 PM16:30

Americana: A New Voice for a New Nation - Civil War – Creating Distinctly American Songs

This is the second concert of a six- part music series on the second Sunday afternoons from May through October 2019.

Each musical performance will include educational and entertaining readings related to the history of that era.

Tickets for each concert are $10 and will be available at the door and on Eventbrite. Stay tuned!

Supported in part by a grant from the Mid Cape Cultural Council.

During the Civil War, when soldiers from across the country commingled, the multifarious strands of American music began to cross-fertilize each other, a process that was aided by the burgeoning railroad industry and other technological developments that made travel and communication easier. Army units included individuals from across the country, and they rapidly traded tunes, instruments and techniques. The war was an impetus for the creation of distinctly American songs that became and remained wildly popular. Songs of Stephen Foster and parlor music recalled the comforts of home and of love lost.

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Jul
14
4:30 PM16:30

Americana: A New Voice for a New Nation - The Third Great Awakening – Songs of Reform and Revival

This is the third concert of a six- part music series on the second Sunday afternoons from May through October 2019.

Each musical performance will include educational and entertaining readings related to the history of that era.

Tickets for each concert are $10 and will be available at the door and on Eventbrite. Stay tuned!

Supported in part by a grant from the Mid Cape Cultural Council.

The American Protestant mainline churches were growing rapidly in numbers, wealth and educational levels, throwing off their frontier beginnings and becoming centered in towns and cities. Intellectuals and writers such as Josiah Strong advocated a muscular Christianity with systematic outreach to the unchurched in America and around the globe. Others built colleges and universities to train the next generation. Each denomination supported active missionary societies, and made the role of missionary one of high prestige. The great majority of pietistic mainline Protestants (in the North) supported the Republican Party, and urged it to endorse prohibition and social reforms. Across the nation drys crusaded in the name of religion for the prohibition of alcohol. The Woman's Christian Temperance Union mobilized Protestant women for social crusades against liquor, pornography and prostitution, and sparked the demand for woman suffrage. The Gilded Age plutocracy came under sharp attack from the Social Gospel preachers and with reformers in the Progressive Era. Historian Robert Fogel identifies numerous reforms, especially the battles involving child labor, compulsory elementary education and the protection of women from exploitation in factories.

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Aug
11
4:30 PM16:30

Americana: A New Voice for a New Nation - Roaring 20’s Revue

This is the fourth concert of a six- part music series on the second Sunday afternoons from May through October 2019.

Each musical performance will include educational and entertaining readings related to the history of that era.

Tickets for each concert are $10 and will be available at the door and on Eventbrite. Stay tuned!

Supported in part by a grant from the Mid Cape Cultural Council.

The spirit of the Roaring Twenties was marked by a general feeling of novelty associated with modernity and a break with traditions. Everything seemed to be feasible through modern technology. New technologies, especially automobiles, moving pictures, and radio, brought “modernity" to a large part of the population. Formal decorative frills were shed in favor of practicality in both daily life and architecture. At the same time, Jazz and dancing rose in popularity, in opposition to the mood of World War I. As such, the period is also often referred to as the Jazz Age. Pioneered by Florenz Ziegfeld and his elegant “Follies,” revues allowed for an ever-shifting variety of songs, dances, skits, and production numbers. Idiosyncratic comics, specialty dancers, emotive singers, and chorus girls all found a happy home for their particular talents — and costume and scenic designers had a field day, too. Their flash, color, topicality, and brazenness caught the spirit of the age.

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Sep
15
4:30 PM16:30

Americana: A New Voice for a New Nation - Immigrant Songs

This is the fifth concert of a six- part music series on the second Sunday afternoons from May through October 2019.

Each musical performance will include educational and entertaining readings related to the history of that era.

Tickets for each concert are $10 and will be available at the door and on Eventbrite. Stay tuned!

Supported in part by a grant from the Mid Cape Cultural Council.

From the 1880s to about 1918 the United States saw the largest immigration of Europeans in its history. These included many European groups who had not immigrated to the United States in large numbers before this period. Immigrants came from Poland, Slavic countries, Italy, Greece, Hungary, and Finland, among others. Due to persecution of Jews in Russia, many immigrated first to western Europe, then to North America. Some of these new immigrants created city neighborhoods or whole towns of people who spoke the same language. An example is Tarpon Springs, Florida, settled by Greeks during this period. It remains today the city with the largest proportion of Greek inhabitants in the United States. Examples of songs and music of immigrants to Tarpon Springs are included in this presentation. This influx of people bringing cultures and languages different from previous settlers was not wholly welcomed by all Americans, leading eventually to strict immigration quotas after World War I. For the music industry, this wave of new immigrants brought diverse cultures to cities, contributing an array of talent. Immigrants brought talent to collaboration to the vaudeville stage as well as songwriters and publishers to the developing popular music called Tin Pan Alley. Irish and Jewish immigrants were key players in this mix, often collaborating. As sound recording technology developed from rare curiosity to a fixture in American homes, the voices of performers reached a wider audience. Along with this ethnic mix, comic impersonations of ethnic groups also became part of the entertainment. Some artists of these ethnic groups participated, exaggerating their own accents for comic effect.

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Oct
13
4:30 PM16:30

Americana: A New Voice for a New Nation - 1930's Broadway and Jazz

This is the sixth concert of a six- part music series on the second Sunday afternoons from May through October 2019.

Each musical performance will include educational and entertaining readings related to the history of that era.

Tickets for each concert are $10 and will be available at the door and on Eventbrite. Stay tuned!

Supported in part by a grant from the Mid Cape Cultural Council.

Broadway theatre contributed some of the most popular standards of the 1930s, including George and Ira Gershwin's "Summertime" (1935), Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart’s "My Funny Valentine" (1937) and Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s "All The Things You Are" (1939). These songs still rank among the most recorded standards. Johnny Green’s "Body and Soul" was used in a Broadway show and became a hit after Coleman Hawkins’ 1939 recording. It is the most recorded jazz standard of all time.

In the 1930s, swing jazz emerged as a dominant form in American music. Duke Ellington and his band members composed numerous swing era hits that have become standards: "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" (1932), "Sophisticated Lady" (1933) and "Caravan" (1936), among others. Other influential bandleaders of this period were Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway and Fletcher Henderson. Goodman's band became well-known from the radio show Let’s Dance and in 1937 introduced a number of jazz standards to a wide audience in the first jazz concert performed in Carnegie Hall.

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CRUISE ON THE LOBSTER ROLL BOAT / Fundraiser
Sep
16
1:00 PM13:00

CRUISE ON THE LOBSTER ROLL BOAT / Fundraiser

Come mingle & enjoy Cape Cod Bay with friends from MeetingHouse Farm,
who share a common passion for preserving the treasures of the Cape.

A BOAT CRUISE
On The Lobster Roll
357 Sesuit Neck Rd, East Dennis, MA

Ticket includes boat ride + lunch. Your choice of one of the following:
Their Famous Lobster Roll or Roast Beef Rollup or Vegetarian Rollup
Above selections are served with potato chips and cole slaw.
or Chicken Caesar Salad

For more details of lunch option see:  capecodlobstercruise.com

$60 per person, Cash bar   

30 tickets per each organization are available.
Seats are limited on a first come first serve basis.


For tickets send your check for $60 each ticket + food choice to:
Yarmouth New Church Preservation Foundation  PO Box 237, 
Yarmouth Port, MA 02675


We greatly appreciate your support!
Thank you to the Agresti -Bishop and Andre-Springer families for their donation of the cruiseallowing over 60% of each ticket price to be donated to preservation. 

 

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All Around the Common
Sep
9
1:00 PM13:00

All Around the Common

“All Around The Common” Open House at the four historic properties on the Yarmouth Port Green: The Yarmouth New Church, the Edward Gorey House, The Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum, and the Winslow Crocker House all will be welcoming visitors. FREE.

Be sure to return at 4pm for our lecture by Sally Zimmerman, "Visionary Women in the Preservation Movement". Co-sponsored with the Historic Society of Old Yarmouth.

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Artists' Reception: Enlighten - Group Show
Sep
8
6:30 PM18:30

Artists' Reception: Enlighten - Group Show

Immediately following the organ concert please join us for a RECEPTION for the group show Enlighten in the Great Room Gallery, showcasing an installation by artists Greta Ribb, Amy Mason, Mary-Ann Agresti, Susan Jackson and Patty Joslyn. A reading by Patty Joslyn from her book,  ru-mi-nate is scheduled for 7pm.

Light refreshments will be served.

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ORGAN & PIANO CONCERT
Sep
8
5:00 PM17:00

ORGAN & PIANO CONCERT

"Most noteworthy of the evening performances, however, was Brian Jones' recital: he provided a closing recital par excellence, displaying fine musicianship, grasp of style, and clarity of playing. His performance provided anexhilarating close to this convention."


~ The American Organist, reviewing Jones' recital at an Organ Historical Society convention

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Open house
Sep
8
1:00 PM13:00

Open house

We will be open for tours and conversation from 1 to 4 p .m. the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Stop by to tour the building and chat about your ideas for what you'd like to see at the New Church! 

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Open house!
Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

Open house!

We will be open for tours and conversation from 1 to 4 p .m. the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Stop by to tour the building and chat about your ideas for what you'd like to see at the New Church! 

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Open Mic - Free Play!
Aug
11
5:00 PM17:00

Open Mic - Free Play!

Join us at the New Church on Saturday August 11th for Free Play! Open
Mic from 5-8 pm. Any artist, writer, or performer is welcome to join
us. We encourage all performance styles and genres, and love original
material. Sign ups are on first come, first serve basis. Come down
anytime after 2pm to secure your slot, coffee hour begins at 4pm and
performances begin at 5pm. Please limit your set-up and performance
time to 15 minutes. Free Play is always free, although we will be
taking donations to benefit the preservation and operation of the New
Church. Feel free to contact Greta with questions:
thefloralfactory@gmail.com

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Open house
Aug
11
1:00 PM13:00

Open house

We will be open for tours and conversation from 1 to 4 p .m. the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Stop by to tour the building and chat about your ideas for what you'd like to see at the New Church! 

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Open House
Jul
28
1:00 PM13:00

Open House

We will be open for tours and conversation from 1 to 4 p .m. the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Stop by to tour the building and chat about your ideas for what you'd like to see at the New Church! 

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Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer Spring Clean Up Day

To prepare for the season we are holding a clean-up rally to get the building in shape for the new season. We’d love to have you join us! No special skills are required (but, of course, welcome).  Come if you can push a broom, hammer a nail, wield a rake, wash a window, swish a paint brush,  swipe a dust rag or entertain those who are working. Or, just stop by to say hello and tell us what you’d love to see at the Yarmouth New Church.

All are welcome!

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Halloween Hollow featuring our original tracker pipe organ and (Kind-of) scary treats!
Oct
28
5:00 PM17:00

Halloween Hollow featuring our original tracker pipe organ and (Kind-of) scary treats!

Join us for some spooky fun 

This year we will celebrate Halloween GHOULISHLY!!

Come join us for a family friendly event.

We will bring the organ “ to life” with some ghoulish music,

Awaken the ghosts with a few lively

Sing-alongs and read a spooky story.

ALL AGES ARE WELCOME
Selfies with ghosts and ghouls,
mini pumpkin decorating,
costume parade in the decorated Audience Room

Activities from 5-6:30,
Sing-along and reading of classic scary stories at 6:30
Followed by A Costume Parade!

Dress in Costume! We will!

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Concert of Organ & Piano, Brian Jones & David McGrory
Jul
23
5:00 PM17:00

Concert of Organ & Piano, Brian Jones & David McGrory

Acclaimed organist, Brian Jones, and pianist, David McGrory, will join talents to perform a unique collection of music written for organ and piano. Come hear the original tracker pipe organ made by William Horatio Clarke come to life with these master musicians!

Tickets are $20 (free for students under 18) and available at the door, or by advance purchase by calling 508-362-7660 or emailing wl.peat@gmail.com. Cash, personal checks, Visa, Mastercard, or ApplePay (at the door only) accepted. 

Seating is limited.

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Kim Moberg + Friends
Sep
17
6:00 PM18:00

Kim Moberg + Friends

Kim Moberg + Friends :

Concert Fundraiser for Cancer Survivors

6:00pm

Kim will be joined by:

Ric Allendorf, Colette O'Connor, Kathleen Healy, Bill Kwaak and Frank Consiglio.

Come to this beautiful space to listen to these great local talents!

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