Note: this event occurs four times, at four different locations. See below for details.
The 2017 “Christmas in New England” concert tour will kick off its 14th season this December. This one of a kind Christmas show features a seasonal blend of traditional, contemporary, and original Christmas Music performed with acoustic instruments and vocals.
The music got its start back in 2000 when Bob Dick released his solo Christmas CD “Tidings of Comfort and Joy” which in turn, got New Hampshire songwriter Rick Lang interested in writing original Christmas songs. Within a couple years Rick released his “The Season of My Heart” album. The first Christmas concerts to promote Bob & Rick’s holiday recordings were held in Northbridge, MA and Stratham, NH in 2003. The concert series eventually expanded to the hometowns of the various performers of the show as well as a couple of new venues.
Christmas in New England showcases songs from these two CDs as well as Rick Lang’s latest Christmas CD, “That’s What I Love about Christmas” for which the title cut was honored with an award for 2015 Holiday Song of The Year by the International Music & Entertainment Association. Other songs in the show include Christmas standards, songs from bluegrass, western, country and folk genres and new original songs from Rick Lang.
The concerts feature Amy Gallatin, Karen Lincoln Wilber, Dave Dick, Roger Williams, Ken Taylor, Krissy Dick, Rick Lang, and Bob Dick. These musicians have put together Christmas music set in an acoustic style that is truly a unique experience. “Christmas In New England” is fast becoming an annual tradition across New England. This upbeat, lively concert will provide a welcome relief from the holiday rush, providing simple moments to treasure and a chance to slow down and savor the season. Take a moment to relax and enjoy a truly unique and uplifting holiday event. The 2017 tour will include a total of five concerts in three states (NH, MA, and CT).
Note the locations!
Dec. 1: United Church of Christ, 723 Mass Ave., Boxboro, MA
Dec. 2: Rockdale Congregational Church, 42 Fowler Rd. (Ash. St./Fowler Rd.), Northbridge, MA
Dec. 9: Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 197 Middle Rd. (Rt. 111A), Brentwood, NH
Dec. 16: Belleview Congregational Church, 300 High St., Newburyport, MA