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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

The 2016 Ellingwood Concert schedule

Entre Amigos(Between Friends)

May 28th at 8 PM
Ellingwood Chapel
195 Nahant Road
Nahant, MA


Concert May 28

ellingwood The Ellingwood Concert Series will presents a program of music with roots that extend deep into the Americas that has flowered recently in the city of Boston at the Berklee College of Music.
“Between Friends” (Entre Amigos) will feature Nahant‘s Gerry Mordis on violin with friends Claudio Ragazzi (guitar) and Nando Michelin (piano), both professors at the Berklee School. We and they will be among friends.
Many years ago Nahant was introduced to the music of Astor Piazzolla at the Ellingwood Chapel. His music has made intermittent appearances here since. Piazzolla surveyed the traditions of Europe and Latin America and crossed every border bringing a new freshness to the idea of “classical” music in the Western Hemisphere. Mr. Ragazzi and Mr. Michelin came to Berklee to study from Argentina and Uruguay, respectively and, over the years, returned to that internationally famous school as faculty professors. Then, few years ago, they encountered Gerry Mordis and suddenly music for piano, guitar and violin emerged, some of it composed by Claudio Ragazzi who is an Associate Professor of Film Scoring at Berklee.
Gerry Mordis is a man of many styles. He has played with Cyndi Lauper and Aerosmith as well as the Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Ballet and the Dave Conlin Ensemble. Gerry was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center where he studied with the esteemed BSO concert master, Joseph Silverstein. On the 28th, at one end of the scale, we are looking forward to hearing a movement from one of J. S Bach’s sonatas for unaccompanied violin (one of Mr. Silverstein’s favorites) as well as the Trio for Violin, piano and Guitar in F# minor by Mr. Ragazzi. As Mr. Michelin has written about this upcoming concert, “It will reflect the Unification of styles: Classic, Tango, Jazz, etc.” And it will be a night worth waiting for.
This program begins at 8 PM. Admission will be $25 and students will be admitted without charge if accompanied by an adult.
Please make reservations with Jim Walsh:
phone 781-367-2007

Save these dates!

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