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Ellingwood Chapel, in Nahant (unless otherwise noted)
or call Jim Walsh at 781-367-2007

Ellingwood Chapel

Photo by: Megan Demit, Nahant Historical Society collections

Friends of NHS
Ellingwood Concert Series

We need the support of our friends.
Become an ECC friend and Join the
Friends of the Ellingwood Series

Admissions alone do not cover the full costs of our concerts. So please, be a Friend for $100, Player for $250, or best of all, an Angel for $500!

Friends of Ellingwood
Special Instructions
  • Friend $100 (2 complimentary tickets)
  • Player $250 (5 complimentary tickets)
  • Angel $500 (10 complimentary tickets)

“Friends” of the Ellingwood Concert Series will enjoy the satisfaction of sharing this music with the community, while supporting the ongoing restoration of the Chapel, and sponsoring special outreach concerts. Friends will be recognized on the program and with special events. Because so many of you support us, we are able to keep the the series going. Thank you!

If you don’t wish to pay online, you can download a printable donation form (pdf)
Please fill out the downloadable form
and make your check payable to: Nahant Historical Society
Ellingwood Series and mail to:
the Nahant Historical Society
Ellingwood Series
41 Valley Road, Nahant MA 01908
If you work for a company with a matching gift program,
please forward its matching gift form with your contribution.
For more information on the series,
please contact Jim Walsh at 781-367-2007
or email

Ellingwood Chapel

The 2016 concert schedule will be announced soon.

“This intimate stone hall, with white stucco and stained-glass windows, sits atop a small hill rising from Nahant Bay. It is an ideal setting for chamber music”

Alex Ludwig, The Boston Musical Intelligencer

A note from Series organizer Jim Walsh:

We offer free concert admission to all students accompanied by a parent or other adult. The Nahant Historical Society and its Ellingwood Concerts are committed to providing an opportunity for students to taste the fine wine of good music and no laws will be broken by sharing this wine with our young people

April 23 & 24th
Ute Gfrerer-Wald with Edgar Unterkirchner, Roberto Cassan, and William Merrill
“Unexpected Song”

Events April 23-24

The Ellingwood Chapel concert series opens its 2016 season on April 23 and April 24 as Ute Gfrerer-Wald brings her special talent and grace to the Ellingwood Chapel in an evening entitled Unexpected Song. With her will be a new (and unexpected) guest, the Austrian saxophonist Edgar Unterkirchner who is heard playing on the video linked below. The unexpected songs will emerge in many languages, some of them enhanced by Italian-born accordionist Roberto Cassan. The musical web encompassing these three artists will be spun on our new Tanglewood piano by our friend of many years William Merrill.
Video of Edgar Unterkirchner
Both evenings will begin at 7:30 PM. Admission for the Saturday, April 23 performance will be $25 and students will be admitted without charge if accompanied by an adult. On Sunday, April 24th, there will be fundraising reception at the beautiful home of artist Norman Laliberté and his wife Laurel. For many years we have looked forward to their gracious hospitality as part of our annual fund raising concert. The reception was switched to Sunday so that it would not conflict with Passover. The tickets for the Sunday performance will be $50 per ticket and includes the reception.
Please make reservations with Jim Walsh:
phone 781-367-2007

Save these dates!

May 28th
The Claudio Ragazzi-Nando Michilin Duo with Gerry Mordis
Roots and Flowers: Argentina Uruguay Boston
June 26th
The Philbrick Trio
Brenda Levy, Ammon Levy, Vytas Baksys.
Music of Bach, Ibert, Gershwin, Shostakovich for flute, violin and piano
July 23rd
Jennifer Sgroe and Beverly Soll
Songs of the Sea for soprano and piano
Date TBD
Egle Jarkova & friends
Music of Beethoven, Glass and Borodin
Date TBD
Paul Galbraith, guitar