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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

“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
And, here’s some really good news...thanks to the attentiveness of Jeff Chelgren, our new Town Administrator, and the wisdom of Town Meeting in voting the financial resources recommended by the Community Preservation Committee, I am delighted to report that a designer has been chosen to design new lighting for the Chapel. Mr. Chelgren reports that we should have mock-ups ready for our concerts in August and September.

Check back often for schedule updates!

Sunday, September 13th at 4 p.m.
the Solar Winds Quintet and guest pianist Guy Urban

Sunday September 13, 2015, 4 p.m.

Island Sex...Tet
Solar Winds Quintet with guest Guy Urban
in The Ellingwood Chapel

Concert, Sept. 13, 2015
Solar Winds Quintet

The Solar Winds Quintet with guest Guy Urban on piano will perform the Poulenc Sextet and the Beethoven Quintet in E-flat, opus 71, as well as music by Percy Grainger and Claude Arrieu.
In our last concert we showed how our acoustics can favor a soft, solo instrument but this time we’ll hear the other end of the spectrum. Guy Urban will play our new Tanglewood Piano along with the Solar Winds: Jill Dreeben - Flute, Charlyn Bethell - Oboe, Diane Heffner - Clarinet, Neil Fairbairn - Bassoon, and Neil Godwin - French Horn. The pure, unamplified sound created by these fine musicians will fill the Ellingwood Chapel.