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, 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
COMING UP THIS SPRING
Brooke DiCaro - singer/songwriter
Sunday, March 18, 7:00 pm
The Gabriels - jazz quartet
Sunday, April 22, 7:00 pm
Woodstown High School Choirs
Tuesday, May 22, 7:00 pm
Brahms to Broadway
with Arielle Egan
Sunday, November 12, 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, 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
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. Proceeds benefit Humanitarian de-mining through the U.S. Department of State and the United Nations.
Sponsors 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.
Pea Patch Brass
Sunday, December 17, 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.