Summer Music, Summer Camp, Summer Fun!

2016 Season Poster LetterSeason 9 of the Summer Concert Series at Union Church begins this week!

Join the West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts this summer for a fantastic program of music traditions from around the world. All concerts are by donation, and held at the historical Union Church at 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont, NH.

Qais Essar and and Amit Kavthekar
Rabab and Tabla
Saturday, July 9th, 7pm
Discover Afghanistan’s ancient Rabab, in this meditative and exotic blend of old world instrumentation, with a dynamic and contemporary flare.

Yankee Brass Band
Friday, July 29th, 6:30pm
Grab a lawn chair and join us for Quicksteps, gallops, polkas, waltzes, popular overtures of the mid-19th century, and more on period brass instruments. Rain location will be inside Union Church. BBQ dinner and dessert begins at 5:30.

The Modernistics
Saturday, August 6th, 7pm
Join us for a toe-tapping show of Music and Dance from the Great American Songbook. Featuring acclaimed tap dancers and vocalists Ted and Pamela Powers, with Peter H. Bloom on flute and Mark Leighton on guitar.

Melissa Richmond and Angela Biggs
The Passion and Turmoil of German Classical
Saturday, August 20th, 7pm
An exploration of rich German compositions for flute, voice, and chamber ensembles of the Classical and Romantic eras.

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Creative Kids Summer Camp!
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am – 3pm
July 12 – 28th
At Trinity Episcopal Church, Broad St, Claremont
$30/day, $55/week, $150 for all 6 sessions

Join us during the month of July for the Creative Kids Summer Camp. With Art projects at its core, kids will also explore science, music, and culinary arts, and enjoy different topics and activities every day. Snacks will be provided and created by the kids, and all supplies are included. Bring a bag lunch or enjoy free lunch as provided for ages 18 and under through SAU 6 at the Claremont Middle School.

For ages 10 and up, free or reduced tuition scholarships are available. Space is limited, registration is necessary to guarantee a space. Registration info here. Please contact us to arrange cash or check payment, or to request tuition aid.

Kick off the Summer with with the Arts this weekend!

This weekend is a busy one for us, and we hope to see you for some fantastic events!

Due to circumstances beyond our control the Friday June 24th violin concert by Alessandro Cazzato at WCCMA is cancelled. Please join us for our next performance on July 9th at 7pm for Qais Essar, rabab, and Amit Kavthekar, tabla, for their contemporary approach to the classical music of Afghanistan, and a rare opportunity to experience these fascinating instruments.

Thursday: Rehearsal begin for the Claremont American Band – First concert June 30th on the Bandstand

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Directed by Ed Evensen, a program of Claremont Parks and Recreation

Info hosted by WCCMA can be found here

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday: Help support our facility with delicious food!

StrawberryFestival2016Strawberry Festival at Union Church
Saturday June 25
Union Episcopal Church Hall, 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont

A tradition for over 60 years. Come enjoy homemade Norwegian meatballs from our secret recipe, and fresh strawberry shortcake with NH strawberries. The meal is served family style, and also includes homemade mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls, beets, and coleslaw. Coffee, tea, milk, and other beverages are served. Orders for take out meals are welcome. Three seatings are available: 5PM, 5:45PM, 6:30PM

Adults: $10.00
12 and under: $5.00
Preschoolers FREE

Sunday: WCCMA’s Youth Voices student ensemble performs at the Unveiling of the Standing Lincoln at St. Gaudens

Saint Gaudens Historical Site in Cornish has a wonderful afternoon of activities and an unveiling of the new 12 foot Lincoln Statue! The ceremony begins at 2pm (some activities begin earlier). For more information visit: https://www.nps.gov/saga/learn/news/Lincoln.htm

WCCMA is thrilled to be a part of this celebration, and has gathered a wonderful ensemble of young singers and instrumentalists to perform “America the Beautiful” in honor of the occasion. Directed by Melissa Richmond, with professional support from vocalist Angela Biggs, and accompanist Chris Cheon, the ensemble includes 8 students from across the region. With thanks to our participants:

Youth Voices Ensemble
Matthew Eagan
Amanda Paccione
Sydney Paccione
Bethany Perry
Nora Perry
Caitlin Reichert

Riley McFarland and Mariauna King, flutes

with Chris Cheon, guitar
Angela Biggs, vocal advisor
and Melissa Richmond, director