The Salem Community College Oak Singers present a holiday concert and sing-along!

Heath Allen

Sunday, June 5, 2022 at 2:00 pm​

Richmond Carlton is a multi-instrumentalist from South Jersey. He has played the Irish harp for over 15 years, specializing in folk and traditional Celtic music, and has played for events in the tri-state area, including annual holiday appearances at venues like Wheaton Arts, the Ann Whitall House at Red Bank Battlefield, and other local landmarks. He plays and sings in a true folk style, mixing contemporary and traditional influences in both early and modern tunes. In addition to harp, Richmond plays the electric bass with the progressive rock band The Twenty Committee, who will be releasing their second studio album in 2022.

Our concert series at the Woodstown Friends Meetinghouse enters its sixth year!

Join us for some outstanding music in the beautiful setting and fine acoustic space of our historic meetinghouse.


Hold your mouse over the "music at friends" tab above to view past seasons. 

John Flynn is an American singer-songwriter and activist known for his powerful music and tireless efforts on behalf of the lost and the lonely, the shackled and scarred. His career has embodied an authentic troubadour odyssey that moved legendary folk DJ Gene Shay to call Flynn "the most quintessential folk singer in my life", and Deana McCloud, Executive Director of the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma to write, "John Flynn is the real deal. His work follows in the footsteps of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Kris Kristofferson, and other social justice troubadours as he speaks the truth and gives a voice to society's disenfranchised. His work fills your heart and opens your eyes as he continues to walk the walk of a true advocate for equality, justice, and peace."

Jeffrey Nowmos, guitar &
Evan Shea, vibes

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 2:00 pm​

John Flynn

johnflynn.net

Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Music at Friends is a diverse concert series hosted and sponsored by the Woodstown Friends Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Our mission is to bring quality musical performances to our area while utilizing the beautiful setting and fine acoustics of our historic meetinghouse.


The Music at Friends concert series is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through the Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and Salem County Cultural and Heritage Commission. Sponsors also include Schonstedt Instrument Company, the Woodstown Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and individual donors. 

All concerts are held at the Woodstown Friends Meetinghouse, 104 North Main Street in Woodstown, NJ. Admission is free, although donations are accepted. An artist reception and complimentary refreshments will be provided at the close of the concert. Ample free parking is available at the meetinghouse.


​Music at Friends Committee: Mike Ayars, Dan Battisti, Martha Battisti, Emily Simons, Terry Fox-Ragone, Donna Gibson, Kahlil Gunther, Jack Mahon, Gail Scuderi.

Richmond Carlton - Harpist

Sunday, March 6, 2022 at 7:00 pm​

To keep the music alive, please consider making a Music at Friends donation via PayPal.

The Pea Patch Brass concert scheduled for December 18 has been canceled.

Minas - Brazilian Music

minasmusic.com

Sunday, February 6, 2022 at 7:00 pm​

Oak Singers

oaksingers.org

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 7:00 pm​

Bethlehem and Sad Patrick perform songs of love and other struggles.


Her soaring vocals and his sparse guitar ride atop her driving tarima and body percussion to deliver powerful songs about being in and out of love, living in the city and on the margins, and struggling to make it.

Oak Singers

oaksingers.org

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 7:00 pm​

Featuring husband/wife duo, Orlando and Patricia Haddad, MINAS has been on the forefront of World Music in the Northeast United States for several decades. Indicated for several Grammy Awards and with an impressive list of engagements, MINAS has performed at The Kennedy Center (DC), Lincoln Center (NY), and Kimmel Center (Phila.). Their music takes Brazilian and American roots to create a sound that is fresh and innovative, from ballads tinged with melancholic traits of Blues and Choro, to Folk coasting on the subtle coolness of a Bossa Nova pulse, to upbeat Sambas elaborated with instrumental jazz improvisation, scat singing and whimsical whistling. With recordings of original music and a collection of over 100 songs, Orlando and Patricia’s compositions have been compared to classics by Cole Porter and Antonio Carlos Jobim. Capturing the essence of great songwriting with memorable melodies, inventive harmonies, and poetic lyrics, the music of Minas is engaging and timeless. Music available on all streaming sites.  

​​Music at Friends

​Outstanding music in the beautiful setting and fine acoustic space of Woodstown's historic Meetinghouse.

104 North Main Street  |  Woodstown, NJ 08098

Free Admission   |   Easy Parking

Heath Allen is a composer, jazz pianist, lyricist and theater-maker based in Philadelphia. In 1975, after completing studies at Penn, he co-founded Big Small Theater and for the next eight years composed and co-wrote their original music theater productions, including Report on a Castaway (poetry by Bertolt Brecht) and A Light from Below (poetry by Ernesto Cardenal). During the same period, Heath was playing piano with Philadelphia jazz luminaries including Philly Joe Jones and Byard Lancaster. Music studies continued with Cecil Taylor, Jaki Byard and Jimmy Amadie. 

Over his almost-fifty-year career, Heath has recorded ten records/CD’s of his original jazz and has served a music director and/or composer for many Philadelphia theater and dance productions.  Highlights include three full-length scores for choreographer Karen Bamonte and multiple scores for the bunraku puppet troupe Figures of Speech Theater.  Heath has always had a deep interest in working with children, writing plays and songs for young people, music directing middle-school, high-school and college musicals and also the children’s music group The Cats’ Pajamas.  For a full bio, please visit our Facebook Event page: 

​Bethlehem and Sad Patrick

besadmusic.com

Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm​