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Concerts At Old North

Old North Church is blessed with an extraordinary physical space – that is, our historic Sanctuary – widely acclaimed as an “acoustic gem” and considered to be an ideal venue for many different types of musical presentations.

Curated by Maria van Kalken, Minister of Music and supervised by the Music Committee at Old North Church, the annual Concerts at Old North has established a reputation among attendees and artists alike as one of the most sought-after concert-presenting organizations on the North Shore of Massachusetts.  Concerts by well-established artists and ensembles are presented throughout the season, providing not only a beautiful space in which to perform, but an opportunity for the community of Marblehead – and surrounding neighborhoods – to enjoy superb performances, without travelling to Boston!

Don’t miss this historic event at Old North Church!  

The ACTUAL double bass belonging to Serge Koussevitzky – the famous composer, double bassist, and conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1924-1949 – will be played in a concert by virtuoso double bassists Susan Hagen & David Heyes on Friday, April 26, 2024, at 7:30pm.  Please join internationally-acclaimed double bassists Susan Hagen – a familiar name at Old North Church as Susan has performed with the Old North Festival Orchestra – and David Heyes (from the UK) in an hour-long concert entitled Koussevitzky Connections.  This not-to-be-missed performance celebrates the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Serge Koussevitzky.  Ms. Hagen and Mr. Heyes will perform new commissions and old classics – on Koussevitzky’s actual double bass (!) – in what is sure to be a thrilling and entertaining concert.  Special guest artist, soprano Sarah Poole, will be featured as well.  This concert (Click here for flyer) is free and open to the public, though a free-will offering will be gratefully accepted; your contributions will benefit both the Old North Church and the artists. 

Past artists and ensembles appearing on the Concerts at Old North Series, include: Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble; Calliope’s Call; Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston; Jaqueline Schwab improvisational pianist; classical pianist Sergey Schepkin; guitarists Raymond Gonzalez, Ken Bonfield, and Berit Strong; Skylark Vocal Ensemble; and other solo and ensemble performances too numerous to list here.  Finally, Concerts at Old North have included the popular Messiah Sing! – specifically intended to raise funds for a mission or cause – as well as Blues Night and Jazz Night!

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