Music at Friends
Woodstown Friends (Quaker) Meeting
104 North Main Street | Woodstown, NJ 08098
Free Admission | Easy Parking
Our little concert series at the Woodstown Friends Meetinghouse enters its third year!
Join us for some outstanding music in the beautiful setting and fine acoustic space of our historic meetinghouse.
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Chickabiddy is a Philadelphia based acoustic duo comprised of Emily Schuman and Aaron Cromie, two multi-disciplinary artists who create guitar and mandolin folk songs about love, loss and moving forward in a complicated world.
They have performed locally at Johnny Brenda's, The Fire, Tin Angel, Trocadero, Milkboy and Quig's Pub among other venues and recently performed at the 56th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival. Chickabiddy recently had a multi-show residency at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC and were commissioned to create a musical walking tour for the Philadelphia Museum of Art this past year. 2017 marks the release of their first full-length album, Songs from Exile.
You can find more at chickabiddytheband.com
Brahms to Broadway
with Arielle Egan
Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Stunning vocalist Arielle Egan delves into the world of Broadway style, composition, and influence. From Brahms lieder to shows that have opened on Broadway in the last 15 years, hear the music you love ... and will love to discover ... as Arielle connects the dots in between.
Featuring songs from Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Schwartz, Jason Robert Brown, and more, this evening of performance and discussion is not to be missed!
Arielle will be accompanied by Kahlil Gunther at our little Steinway upright.
Along The Road
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Along the Road is an acoustic folk/rock band comprised of members Paul Kranz, Pete DeBlasi, David Keller, Andy Lefko, Fred Sparks, Ryan Huff, and Scott Johnston. They enjoy an active performance schedule as well as collaborations on compositions and recordings. They perform with the entire band and other times as a smaller acoustic ensemble with vocal harmonies (we welcome them to Music at Friends as a quartet).
The band has released two albums, The Days Draw Close to Christmas and Enjoy the Ride.
One of Along the Road's songs, The 9066 Express honors Japanese-Americans who endured internment under Executive Order 9066 in 1942. The song recently drew the attention of the Seabrook Buddhist community, and the band was featured in the Seabrook Community's 75th reunion celebration.
Learn more at alongtheroadband.com
Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 7:00 pm
The Gabriels are a jazz quartet that specialize in songs from the Great American Songbook. The quartet is comprised of Art Lord, alto sax; Ron Parker, guitar; Vince Long, bass and John Ciliberto, drums.
They have entertained listeners at churches and community events in the south Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania area for many years and will bring their straight-ahead swinging sound to Music at Friends.
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, Emily Castoro, Terry Fox-Ragone, Donna Gibson, Kahlil Gunther, Linda Jeffrey, Jack Mahon, Greg Rogers, Gail Scuderi.
with Percussionist, Zach Gormley
Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 7:00 pm
Brooke is a passionate singer/songwriter. Not fitting into any one specific genre, Brooke DiCaro combines elements of jazz and blues to create a unique sound of her own highlighting a soulful voice accompanied by a ukulele and piano. She started off singing in school choirs and musical theater along with studying the piano. She later picked up the ukulele and became influenced by jazz and alternative writing styles often compared to Fiona Apple, Amy Winehouse and Regina Spektor.
In November 2013, Brooke independently released her debut self-titled EP gaining recognition throughout the tri-state area, playing a Live at 5 studio session at Philly's top alternative radio station Radio 104.5 and being spun on South Jersey's WSTW 93.7 and Rowan Radio's WGLS 89.7. Her sophomore EP, "Consequences" was released in the Spring of 2015, recorded at Locustwood studios and mixed and mastered by 9 time Grammy award winner Joe "The Butcher" Nicolo. You can find more at brookedicaro.com
Woodstown High School Choirs
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 7:00 pm
The Woodstown Choirs, under the direction of Kahlil V. Gunther will present a varied program of classical selections, concert pieces and spirituals.
This concert is part of the choir's annual community outreach to support local charitable causes and community initiatives
Pea Patch Brass
Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 7:00 pm
We are pleased to welcome back Pea Patch Brass for a special return engagement!
The Pea Patch Brass is a brass quintet with percussion, based in Southern NJ, comprised of members and friends of The Fort Delaware Cornet Band.
The group plays a wide selection of genres such as pop, patriotic, holiday, contemporary and classical.
The members are: Art Myers and Jonathan Wittman, trumpets, Carol Holitzell, French horn, Ron Miller, trombone, Jim Ludlam, tuba and Dan O'Neill, percussion.