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One of several new Americans who exchanged songs with Songweavers in November. The Songweavers will perform a concert featuring folk songs from a variety of ethnic traditions on April 16. Photo credit: Geoff Forester, Concord Monitor.

For Immediate Release: April 11, 2016

CONCORD, N.H.—Concord Community Music School is pleased to celebrate the rich musical traditions that New Americans bring to New Hampshire in two concerts on April 14 and 16. Music of Nepal, Bhutan, and India will be featured in the Himalaya Heritage Music Group’s free lunchtime April 14 concert. The Songweavers women’s chorus will present a 25th anniversary gala concert including folk songs from a variety of ethnic traditions on April 16, featuring a Swahili folk song taught to them by Desire Kiruhura.

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For Immediate Release: March 31, 2016

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CONCORD, N.H.—The rich history, traditions, and sound of Nepalese, Bhutanese, and Indian music will be featured in the next two installments of the Concord Community Music School’s free Bach’s Lunch programs.

On Thursday, April 7, Shyam Nepali, Sagar Khatiwada, and Harimaya Adhikari will give a lecture titled “Faith and Folk Traditions: Music of South Asia.” The following week, on April 14, the three will return to the Music School stage, as the Himalaya Heritage Musical Group, to perform a concert titled “Folk, Sacred, and Classical Music of Nepal, Bhutan, and India.” Bach’s Lunch programs are free and open to the public, and take place from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. on the first and second Thursdays of each month in the Music School’s Recital Hall, 23 Wall Street, downtown Concord.

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For Immediate Release: March 24, 2016

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CONCORD, N.H.—Songweavers, New Hampshire’s original women’s community chorus, is celebrating a quarter of a century of women joining in song.

Now over 130 women strong, this non-auditioned Concord Community Music School chorus will mark its 25th anniversary year with two gala concerts. The first will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 3 at the First Parish Congregational Church, 47 East Derry Road in East Derry. The second concert will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 at South Congregational Church, 27 Pleasant Street in Concord.

“What we create is so much more than music,” says director Peggo Horstmann Hodes. “Music is the vehicle. Community is the result.”

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For Immediate Release: March 21, 2016

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CONCORD, N.H.— The public is invited to attend and participate in the Concord Community Music School’s annual String Workshop Week, Monday, March 28 through Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at the Music School, 23 Wall Street, Concord. All workshops are free.

Workshop topics include theory and score reading, musical storytelling, fiddling, and a range of ensembles for all levels. All ages and musical abilities are invited to participate, and observers are welcome. For more information, please visit www.ccmusicschool.org or call 603-228-1196.

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For immediate release: March 11, 2016

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An open jam, an instrument “petting zoo,” surprise pop-up performances, and student concerts of folk, Broadway, jazz, and classical music will fill the day as the Concord Community Music School opens its doors for the annual Performathon & Community Open House, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 19 at the Concord Community Music School, 23 Wall Street in downtown Concord.

This event, part of the School’s annual Anniversary Weekend, is free and open to the public. Musical participants and audience members alike are welcome to join in the day’s festivities, tour the School, and enjoy refreshments.