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Welcoming Week at CCMS

Through Welcoming Week, organizations and communities bring together neighbors of all backgrounds to build strong connections and affirm the importance of welcoming and inclusive places in achieving collective prosperity.  Under the leadership of the Multicultural Festival, the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, and local government, Concord has taken a strong stance on being a welcoming ... Read more

CCMS at the Concord Multicultural Festival

Visit the CCMS booth at the Concord Multicultural Festival on Sunday, September 24, 2023. Learn more about our programs, including impromptu demos and mini-classes. NH's Diverse Background: New Hampshire has a rich history of diverse cultures. From the Pennacook Tribe of the Abenaki to the British who were the first to settle here; quarry workers ... Read more

Bach’s Lunch – Mellissa Hughes

Our October 5 lecture by Mellissa Hughes will focus on the ongoing need for female representation in the classical, art song, and theater realm, and how institutions are attempting to address and correct this need moving forward. Artists whose work will be featured in the lecture will include Sarah Kirkland Snider, Jessie Montgomery, Caroline Shaw, ... Read more

Bach’s Lunch – Hannah Murray and Justin McCarthy

Our October 12 recital by Hannah J. Murray, Soprano and Justin McCarthy, Piano is entitled "The World in Her Hands; Songs of Contemporary Female Composers". The performance is a celebration of songs in many American musical traditions including music theater, cabaret, jazz, and spirituals. ABOUT THE ARTISTS: Hannah Murray, lyric soprano, received her B.A. in ... Read more

CCMS Fall Student Recital

Student recitals are part of the Music School’s multi-level curriculum for private lesson students. These frequent performance opportunities help our students perform more easily, broaden their musical skills, and help them make new musical friends. This event will be held in our Recital Hall.  It is free of charge and open to the public. Donations ... Read more

Sunflower Singers Halloween Sing-Along

CCMS Community Room 23 Wall Street, Concord, NH

Our Sunflower Singers group brings adults with developmental disabilities and their care providers together from across central New Hampshire each week to sing familiar songs, accompanied by spontaneous harmonica and percussion playing. If you're a current or prospective Sunflower Singer, we invite you to CCMS on Friday afternoon for a Halloween-themed sing-along. No need to ... Read more

Trick or Treat at CCMS


Whether you have little ones that are too young to go out at night or you want to relive your childhood, we have you covered. Come trick-or-treat at the Music School on Halloween.  Start at our reception desk and follow the signs to our admin staff's offices. A different treat awaits at each spot. We ... Read more

Bach’s Lunch: ClockWorks and Cosmic Bicycles

CCMS Recital Hall

Join us as CCMS faculty member Jonathan Edward Cross presents "ClockWorks and Cosmic Bicycles",  tales of his quarter century as a puppet theatre artist in NYC, and his hope to establish a home for puppetry here at home. All Bach's Lunch performances are free and open to the public. They are presented in part through ... Read more

Fall Faculty Showcase Recital @CCMS

Join us for the return of our Faculty Showcase Recital and learn about the musical passions of our acclaimed teaching artists, who frequently perform on local, regional, and national stages. The concert will be filled with exciting musical selections, from Bach to Chopin and from Folk to Blues.   Performers include CCMS faculty Audrey Budington, ... Read more

Bach’s Lunch: Songs for a Darkened Puppet Theatre

CCMS Recital Hall

Join us for "Songs for a Darkened Puppet Theatre", a lighthearted concert songs for accordion and voice by CCMS faculty Jonathan Edward Cross {aka Jonny ClockWorks}, originally created for productions of The Cosmic Bicycle Theatre across 33 years. All Bach's Lunch performances are free and open to the public. They are presented in part through ... Read more