Meeting House Presents

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Unitarian Society of Hartford 2018-19 Performing Arts Concert  Series

Address: 50 Bloomfield Avenue  Hartford, CT 06105

Belle of the Fall – Two (Live)

Quite possibly the most beautiful room we have played. Thanks to Meeting House Presents for having us. You can find 'Two' on our second album, "Rise Up."

Posted by Belle of the Fall on Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Ticket prices:

  • $20 general admission.

  • $14 for students with ID.

  • Children under age 12 are free with paying parent.


Save the dates for 2019-20 Upcoming Meeting House Presents Concerts (Click on the performer’s name for additional information) Unitarian Society of Hartford, 50 Bloomfield Ave. Hartford, CT.

Saturday, May 4, 2019     7:00 pm        Pete Seeger Birthday Party Sing-Along Gathering with Annie Patterson & Peter Blood, Sally Rogers, Magpie, and Charlie King

Friday, Sept. 13, 2019      Mad Agnes

Friday, Sept. 27, 2019      Moonfruits

Friday, Nov. 1, 2019          Annie Sumi

Friday, Nov. 22, 2019        Louise Mosrie

Friday, Dec. 27, 2019        TBA

Friday, Jan. 24, 2020         TBA

Friday, Feb 28, 2020          Belle of the Fall

Friday, March 27, 2020     TBA

Friday, April 17, 2020        Scott Cook

Archive list of 2017-19 Meeting House Presents performers


We don’t take reservations, but advance tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets. Information about Brown Paper Tickets.

Contact information:

  • Buy tickets at Brown Paper Tickets or at the door if the show is not sold out
  • Email us at MeetingHousePresents@gmail.com
  • Phone the Unitarian Meeting House at (860) 233-9897, Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00-3:00
  • Phone Laura and Paul Cipriano at (860)298-9984
  • Check this web page or subscribe to our email list for notification if shows are sold out or rescheduled

Our email includes concert announcements, updates, and info about folk music events in the area. Subscribe to Meeting House Presents Email  send a message to MeetingHousePresents@gmail.com. Put “subscribe” in the subject line. We send one or two emails each month.


Pete Seeger 100th Anniversary

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7:00 pm Pete Seeger Birthday Party & Sing-Along Gathering with Annie Patterson & Peter Blood, Sally Rogers, Magpie, and Charlie King

Buy tickets for Pete Seeger 100th Birthday Anniversary Celebration at Meeting House Presents
https://youtu.be/JVnHHaB-5oc

Pete Seeger was born on May 3rd, 1919. Click for more information about Pete.

How can all of us celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth this coming May?

Peter and Annie

Let’s hold community singalongs and concerts all around this country!  Not just to remember Pete and all he gave to the world – but also to rededicate ourselves to working tirelessly for the kind of world he & Toshi believed in so passionately.

One of the things Peter and Annie are doing is creating a special little collection of lyrics and chords to 40 of the best songs Pete led audiences in during his concerts. Tentative title is If I Had a Hammer: A Pete Seeger SingalongSongbook. We hope this will be out in March so it can be used at singalong celebrating Pete’s 100th. More information here.

Annie and Peter will lead this  commemorative singalong concert in collaboration with songleading musician-activists Charlie King and Sally Rogers. Watch for more details soon at the news and events section of this website.

You might know Sally Rogers from NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. Her repertoire includes traditional, contemporary and original ballads and song, interwoven with stories taken from her life as a performer, a wife and a mother. Throughout her concerts, she accompanies herself on guitar and Appalachian dulcimer, or performs without accompaniment in a voice that needs no further enhancement. Reviewers have described her voice in superlatives ranging from “remarkable” to “mesmerizing.” As one critic summarized, “…it’s really next to impossible to do justice to a voice of that quality.” Much of the material performed by Sally includes compositions of her own, many of which are considered classics of the folk and popular genre.

Charlie King performed in 2019 here at the Unitarian Society of Hartford and we are happy t have him back. He is a musical storyteller and political satirist. He sings and writes passionately about the extraordinary lives of ordinary people. Pete Seeger hailed him as “One of the finest singers and songwriters of our time.”

Charlie has been at the heart of American folk music for over half a century and has been writing songs for the past 45 years. “With encouraging regularity, Charlie King emerges from his self-reflection to remind us of the happy resilience of the human spirit. His message songs vary between the funny and the frightening, but he pulls them off with unvarying taste, musical skill, and charm.”

Magpie (Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner), with two strong voices in harmony and superb instrumental arrangements, their sound is powerful and moving. Award-winning recording artists, singers, songwriters, musical historians, playwrights, actors and social activists, Terry and Greg are proud to be, as Pete Seeger said of them, “…more links in the chain”, dedicating their lives and music to leaving this world a better place.

Find out about health benefits of singing.

Tickets are $20 at the door/$14 for students with ID. Children under age 12 are free with paying parent.

50 Bloomfield Ave. Hartford, CT.

 

 

Friday, Sept. 13, 2019      Mad Agnes

https://www.madagnes.com/videoYT.html

 

Friday, Sept. 27, 2019      Moonfruits

 
 

Friday, Nov. 1, 2019          Annie Sumi

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, Nov. 22, 2019        Louise Mosrie

 


Friday, Dec. 27, 2019        TBA


Friday, Jan. 24, 2020         TBA

 

Friday, Feb 28, 2020          Belle of the Fall


Friday, March 27, 2020     TBA

 

Friday, April 17, 2020        Scott Cook


Meeting House Presents uses Brown Paper Tickets for advance ticketing services until noon the day of the show.

To purchase tickets to a Meeting House Presents concert, click on “buy tickets” to the event you want to attend. You will be taken to the Brown Paper Tickets website where you can complete your purchase.

When your ticket purchase is complete, you may print paper tickets on your own printer. You can also show the confirmation email received from Brown Paper Tickets on your mobile device at the door. Your ticket purchase will appear on your credit card statement as Brown Paper Tickets.

Ticket purchases are non-refundable. A small service charge in addition to the ticket price applies to every purchase. A portion of the service charge is used to support arts and cultural organizations throughout the United States. Tickets can also be purchased at the door with cash or check.

Contact information:

  • Buy tickets at Brown Paper Tickets or at the door if the show is not sold out
  • Email us at MeetingHousePresents@gmail.com
  • Phone the Unitarian Meeting House at (860) 233-9897, Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00-3:00
  • Phone Laura and Paul Cipriano at (860)298-9984
  • Check this web page or subscribe to our email list for notification if shows are sold out or rescheduled

Our sister concert series The Sounding Board Coffeehouse
Click to Reserve your seat for a Sounding Board Coffee House show
The Sounding Board Folk & Acoustic Music Coffeehouse is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1973 to present and preserve folk music in all its forms in the Greater Hartford area. Sounding Board concerts are at The Universalist Church, 433 Fern St., West Hartford, CT, unless noted otherwise
860-770-3001
Upcoming Sounding Board Concerts Saturday in 2019
  • RPR (April 27, 2019) Ernest Troost (May 11, 2019)
  • Portable Folk Festival (May 18, 2019)
  • Low Lily (September 7, 2019)
  • Joe Crookston (September 21, 2019)
  • Jay Ungar & Molly Mason (October 5, 2019)
  • The Malvinas (November 2, 2019)

Please help support the Fern Street Food Pantry.Since 2012 Fern Street Food Pantry has provided hot meals and provisions for local families with food insecurity,  including a program that distributes food-filled backpacks to at-risk West Hartford students. Your help is needed. Please bring a non-perishable food item whenever you attend a Sounding Board concert. There will be a collection box at the admissions table.  THANKS!

The Lodge at Winding Trails, Farmington, CT Jam & Song Swap 2:00-2:45 p.m. Concert begins at 3:00 p.m. on Sundays, dates TBA.


Folknotes.org  is a comprehensive web site maintained by Brent Hall  featuring folk music events in Connecticut and southern New England.

Archive 2017-18  Meeting House Presents Shows

  • May 2017      Jack Williams
  • Oct. 27          Sam Moffett Quartet
  • Nov. 24         David Massengill
  • Jan. 19          Jacques Lamarre
  • Jan. 26          New World Trio
  • Feb. 23          Dennis McCorkle with Idalberto Perdomo, Edilio Bermudex, Desiree Negron-Carrero and Adèle Paxton.
  • March 23       JP Cormier
  • March 30       Susie Burke and David Surette
  • Apr. 27           An Evening with Mary Gauthier

Archive 2018-19  Meeting House Presents Shows

  • Sept. 14, 2018          Jill Friedman, Tang, Self-Suffice, David Giardina, and friends
  • Sept. 29, 2018         Peter Mayer
  • October 26, 2018   Charlie King
  • Nov. 30, 2018         Lula Wiles
  • Dec. 28, 2018          Sarah Harmon McKenzie and Ellen Iovino
  • Jan. 18, 2019           Hubby Jenkins (of the Carolina Chocolate Drops)
  • Feb. 22, 2019          Citizen U
  • March 22, 2019      Belle of the Fall
  • April 5, 2019           Mackie and Me

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