Concerts

Nextjourneyabbeyroad

Voices from the Heart performs two concerts annually: the first Saturday in June and the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

2017 Spring Concert

The Next Journey
Saturday, June 3, 2017
4:00 and 7:30pm
$12 in advance, $15 at the door.  Buy tickets online.
South Church, Portsmouth, NH

Join us on a musical adventure, starting with a vibrant greeting from Namibia and exploring anthems of freedom, solidarity, moving forward and rising up with hope. The sojourn concludes with the inspiration of the great Carly Simon, “Let the River Run, let all the dreamers wake the nation!” Revel in African drumming with Randy Armstrong and Drumamma and gospel piano, bass and drums with Matt Jenson, Winston Maccow and David Rivera.  This concert is sure to lift the spirit as we proclaim together, “I cannot sing all the songs that the world needs, but the world needs all the songs that I can sing!”

Our 20th Anniversary Concerts

 In the Fall, 2015 we took a break from tradition with a different concert format: “The Big Sing.” Performers and listeners became one big chorus as we sang favorite music chosen from the last 20 years, accompanied by a African drums, Native American flute, and Gospel piano.

The June 2016 concert was aptly described as an “Extravaganza”! It featured:

  • A specially commissioned arrangement of the second movement of Beethoven’s 7th Symphony
  • Songs from Bulgaria, South Africa, Japan, India, folk and gospel traditions
  • Stevie Wonder!
  • Dance production numbers!
  • Stories, puppets, drumming, and more!

Read Seacoast Online’s feature story about the concert 

View Susan Downing’s wonderful concert photos.