The Colonial Theatre is an historic performing arts center, which brings the cultural and creative spirit of our community to life.
The Keene Chorale is a community chorus composed of singers from many walks of life from Keene and the greater Monadnock region. For over thirty years we have been delighting our audiences by performing the best of choral music for the enjoyment of those who sing and those who listen. Programs have ranged from Palestrina to Poulenc and Schubert to Stravinsky with stops along the way to visit Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Copland, and MacDowell.
We meet Tuesday evenings at 7:30 from September through April at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Washington Street in Keene. Our members pay for dues and music each semester. We welcome you to stop by, introduce yourself, and learn more about the Keene Chorale
Jaffrey's Park Theatre was a vaudeville and movie house for 50 years. When sold, it became a warehouse for bicycles and baby carriages. Four years ago 838 donors from 11 towns and 13 states across the country purchased the building and charged 8 area residents with restoring and reopening this art deco treasure in the heart of downtown. Those 8 residents formed a nonprofit corporation, created a 15 member governing board, conducted engineering and design assessments of the building, undertook a fundraising feasibility study in 8 neighboring towns and northern Massachusetts, and have begun a capital campaign for $2.6m to reopen this cultural icon.
Reopened, The Park Theatre will present movies and live performances, such as plays and concerts by local artists, schools and touring companies in a 400-seat, state-of-the-art, perfectly acoustic facility. The Theatre will serve the entire Monadnock Region of 100,000 year-round residents, 50,000 visitors, and five cooperative school districts. It will provide performance sites and enrichment programs for the region's public schools, Franklin Pierce University, and other private schools at all levels, along with space for community meetings, business events, SAU Deliberative Sessions, Town Meetings, private gatherings and social activities. The Theatre will also offer administrative services to performing artist groups in the region and, with full catering capability, make its facilities available to private and public rentals, and community-wide events.
The Singers & Musicians Studio is a performance-based music school that offers a complete music experience - from private lessons to rock or jazz band classes to music theory and composition. All of our students, young and old, have countless opportunities to get up on stage with other student musicians and/or our talented teachers and perform in front of a crowd. The Singers & Musicians Studio is where students become performers and performers become artists!
A unique space and people dedicated to serving both artist and audience through performance, lecture, workshop, and gallery. Founded by Aaron Wiederspahn, Keri Wiederspahn, and Laina Barakat.
Tricinium, founded in 1988, is committed to helping communities develop and evolve. Through its Verbatim Project, Tricinium has worked with dozens of communities including corporations, non-profit organizations, municipalities, and educational institutions to enable these communities to function more effectively.
We are a fun-loving, non-auditioned, mixed (SATB) choir for ages 17 and up, dedicated to building a supportive ensemble, where camaraderie and giving back to the community are integral parts of our endeavor. TRCC was founded in 2008 by director, Marybeth Hallinan. Concerts are in the form of community fundraisers. Our music covers an eclectic, diverse range, including but not limited to: gospel, contemporary, folk, Renaissance, and shape note.
Voices of the Holy Spirit is new choral group that mixes many traditional and cultural music settings for the spirit. It originated from the tragic death of one of our parishioners. An informal group of singers was put together to sing for the funeral. Many who attended were interested in how the group came together. Over the period of six months, parishioners of Holy Spirit Parish in Keene were asked to be part of a concert made up, in part, of people whose talent could be heard in the pew but not fully appreciated. The group grew close and began to feel something greater occurring in our lives. As we prayed, we asked the Lord to show us if we had a future as a choir that presents concerts in or out of the worship setting. We received great reviews and so the Voices of the Holy Spirit has been born into the Monadnock region.
The group is made up of 18 voices including two accompanists and guitarists with ages ranging from teen to early 60's. The music ranges from the traditional Catholic and southern gospel to cultural/ethnic and the most current contemporary music available to young people. We strive to highlight each voice with a solo, duet or small ensemble.
Voices of Xperience is a new business focusing on the power of words, the impact of sounds and the uniqueness of each individual and group. Using good sound equipment we help you to save those memories. We get and keep people talking, then we edit the words and sounds and judiciously make your creations come alive.
MA Teaching License in Performing Arts K-12. M.Ed. in Arts Education, Professional entertainer/singer/songwriter. VOICE TEACHER and theatrical production consultant.
Show choreographer, show producer, recording studio vocal coaching and sound engineer
consultant. Personality: Warm. encouraging, patient, focused, fun, & professional.