Animaterra is a non-profit organization formed by and for women to communicate through music. We share a love of multi-cultural folk music, expressive spirituality, learning and healing with a focus on community.
Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music is a non-profit organization dedicated to high-level classical performance and teaching with a focus on nurturing musicians of diverse abilities, age groups, and backgrounds. Major programs include the annual Summer Chamber Music Workshop held in Nelson, NH, the international Playing for Peace™ initiative, and two major concert series. Apple Hill’s Director Leonard Matczynski and musicians-in-residence, the Apple Hill String Quartet, serve as core performing artists and faculty. To learn more, visit www.applehill.org.
Supporting and promoting the performing and visual arts throughout New England.
Our mission is to bring artists together for collaboration, creation and community,
and to facilitate community events to give the public an opportunity to meet local artists.
Chamber Singers of Keene, founded in 1994, is dedicated to bringing choral chamber music in all its forms to audiences in the Monadnock Region. Although not limited to music of any single period, the Chamber Singers present a variety of styles and period of music, both a cappella and with appropriate instrumental accompaniment. Past performances have included works by Vivaldi, Charpentier, Purcell, Palestrina, Brahms, Britten, Rutter, Thompson, and Copland.
The Keene Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society is the home of the Cheshiremen Chorus. The chapter has been singing music in the Barbershop Style since 1952. Every Tuesday night, we welcome men who love to sing, and who want learn more about the Barbershop style of music and make 50 new friends.
The Keene Chapter and the Cheshiremen Chorus is the region's premier choral organization, while encompassing the Society's vision of an ever-growing, singing fraternity, drawn together by love of the four-part, a cappella, close-harmony style of music known as barbershop.
We perpetuate the barbershop style of music and our chapter through a strong, ever-improving music program that provides continuous education to our members, and through dynamic, entertaining performances throughout the region.
We are a leader in the cause of preserving and encouraging vocal music in our education systems and in our communities, as a lifelong recreational activity and an essential element in one’s cultural being.
For our members, we maintain a well-rounded program, blending together singing, performing, family functions, quartetting, music education and fellowship, promoting fun and opportunity for musical improvement.
We enrich lives through singing. Enjoy this harmony with us!
Electric Earth Concerts is a new year-round series bringing classical music and more to the Monadnock Region. At its heart will be the magnificent chamber repertoire, performed by virtuosi who share the highest standard of artistry. The series is designed to welcome both new and experienced concertgoers of all ages, and treats music as a living art whose past connects to its present, and whose branches extend to the other arts in meaningful ways; Electric Earth will at times reach beyond classical music into poetry, visual art, and dance.
Concerts will be in comfortable, acoustically fine locations around the region. In addition, Electric Earth brings music further into the community where it can make a difference: to shelters, rehabilitation centers, schools, and homes for the disabled. In order that music’s enlightening and healing power not to be limited by boundaries of access, Electric Earth partners with institutions in the community that are helping to overcome those boundaries.
Elm City Music & Movement is committed to providing the greater Monadnock Region with quality private music instruction, music classes and yoga classes. Our location is convenient, clean, and relaxing. Private music instruction is available in Piano, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Trombone, Trumpet, French Horn, Mandolin, Banjo, Upright and Electric Bass, Guitar, Harmonica, Violin, Viola, Cello, Music Theory and Improvisation. All of our instructors are well versed in all styles/genres of music and are adept at tailoring the lessons to fit the student's level & ability. As well as teaching all our instructors perform professionally & incorporate performance into their curriculum.
The Keene Chamber Orchestra, founded by Eric Stumacher in 1990, exists to provide rehearsals, performances, and recordings of orchestra repertoire at the highest artistic, expressive, and technical standard. Its personnel combines Monadnock Region of New Hampshire and Greater New England resources ranging from professional musicians to skilled, talented, and enthusiastic student musicians of all ages. There is no age or background restriction. Our focuses are: love of music, craft, enthusiasm, constancy of commitment and effort, the highest possible artistic and technical excellence, and a desire to share the joy of orchestra music and the community it inspires.
The Orchestra will always strive to create an atmosphere of accessibility, warmth, challenge and encouragement for its participants, audience, and community, at the same time that it vigorously pursues artistic excellence. Its musical approach aligns with chamber music, with special emphasis on specific listening, texture, blends of sound, phrasing, and expressive character.
The Orchestra is also strongly committed to instrumental instruction, music appreciation, scholarship, community development, and outreach chamber music and solo concerts.
We invite all who love vividly inspiring and expressive live orchestra music, and the special community energy it inspires, to join us in our pursuits.
KCMC provides an environment where musicians meet to teach,learn, perform, and share. We welcome collaboration with other arts organizations in the Monadnock Region.
The Keene High School Music Program presents an annual concert series comprised of traditional choral concerts, traditional concert band concerts, vocal and instrumental jazz concerts and an annual variety program, Nostalgia, which features choral, jazz, dance and more contemporary music elements.
Instrumental and choral ensembles perform music from the standard repertoire for the genre, but non-standard, unpublished, or newly commissioned compositions are often a program feature.
The performances are scheduled throughout the year. All concerts are presented in the air-conditioned Keene High School auditorium and, with the exception of Nostalgia, all concerts are free to the public. Donations are always accepted.
The instrumental performances are under the direction of Eric E. Anderson. The choral performances are under the direction of Thomas R. Martin