Thursday, October 11, 2012
The member of the Young Rascals performs Saturday with the Sanctuary Concert Series.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The Sanctuary Concert Series presents Felix Cavaliere of the Young Rascals, with special guest Danny Kalb of the Blues Project. From 1965 through 1969, the Rascals were one of the best selling groups on the Pop charts featuring Felix-sung hits such as "Good Lovin'," "Groovin'," "A Girl Like You," "A Beautiful Morning," and "People Got to Be Free." The Rascals' biggest hit, "People Got to Be Free," was co-written by Cavaliere and bandmate Eddie Brigati as an impassioned response to the assassinations of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. It topped the charts for five weeks in 1968. Felix's special guest is Danny Kalb, a founder of the Blues Project and a member of the Guitar Hall of Fame. Cavaliere and Kalb will …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The Grammy-winning artist performs at the Sanctuary Concerts Saturday.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Get ready for a blast from the past! Karla Bonoff, who won a Grammy for writing the 1990 Linda Ronstadt/Aaron Neville duet "All My Life,"will appear Saturday at the Sanctuary Concert Series. Scott Sheldon, the head of the Sanctuary Concerts, said Bonoff's songs "have defined a generation." She wrote hits that were recorded by Columbia Records for years, including the songs "If He's Ever Near", "I Can't Hold On," "Lose Again," "Home," "Isn't It Always Love," "Baby Don't Go," "Someone to Lay Down Beside Me," Personally," "Like a Falling Star," and "All My Life." As a recording artist, Bonoff has recorded 15 albums. Her original songs have been covered by Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt and other national recording artists. Ronstadt was the …
Friday, May 11, 2012
The "American treasure" performs in Chatham Township Saturday.
Ramblin' Jack Elliott performs at the Sanctuary Concert Series in Chatham Township Saturday. Elliott's career spans over 50 years. At the age of 14, Elliott ran away from home to join the rodeo. A rodeo cowboy taught him to play the guitar. He was mentored by Woodie Guthrie, who joked, "Jack sounds more like me than I do," according to Sanctuary Concerts chair Scott SheldonThe mother of folk legend Odetta gave him his nickname." While in Greenwich Village in 1961, Elliott met a young musician named Bob Dylan. He began mentoring Dylan and studied blues music with musicians Lead Belly, Mississippi John Hurt and Big Bill Broonzy. Elliott's music has influenced an entire generation of musicians, including Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Jerry Jeff …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The British rocker comes to Chatham with the Sanctuary Concert Series.
The Sanctuary Concerts presents John Waite, with his band, Saturday night at the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township in support of his latest album "Rough and Tumble." Waite began his career as the lead singer and bassist for The Babys in 1980. After he launched his solo career in 1982, his first single "Change" became one of MTV's most popular music videos during the channel's first year. Waite's second album, "No Brakes," brought international success with the hit single "(I Ain't) Missing You", which reached the No. 1 spot on the US Billboards. The song, rerecorded with Grammy Award winner Alison Krauss, charted again in 2008. Several other songs by Waite went on to achieve success throughout the 1980s, especially when featured on …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Parents of deceased children held a candlelight vigil in Chatham.
The Compassionate Friends held a candlelight vigil on Sunday, Dec. 11 in support of parents who have a child who died. Cynthia Cutcliff said the group is a 501(c) nonprofit and relies on donations. As Chatham Chapter Leader, Cutcliff speaks with community groups about support for parents who have lost a child. According to Cutcliff, 37 people attended the vigil at the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township, which was part of a worldwide coordinated ceremony.
Friday, November 18, 2011
The Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township raised pver $21,000 with this year's pumpkin patch.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Dear Editor, On behalf of the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township, we want to extend our gratitude to the greater Chatham community for their support of the 5th annual Pumpkin Patch. The Pumpkin Patch is a fundraising program, through an agreement with the Navajo Agricultural Products Industry (NAPI), which sells pumpkins that are grown on and transported from the Navajo Reservation in Farmington, NM. We are thrilled to report that pumpkin sales and donations totaled $21,577 of which $8,023 will be shared equally by the Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center, Inc. in Morristown N.J. and the Community FoodBank of NJ in Hillside. The remaining monies are to be sent back to the Pumpkin Patch to pay for the pumpkins and the …
Thursday, June 2, 2011
The Burns Sisters perform and the concert offers ice cream and $1 CDs.
The Sanctuary Concert Series and Chatham Patch have teamed up to offer two pairs of tickets to see The Burns Sisters in the last Sanctuary Concert of the 2010-2011 season. The Burns Sisters are made up of Annie, Marie and Jeannie (the seventh, eighth and ninth of 12 children). The sisters come to the Sanctuary Concert Series on a night off from their current tour with Arlo Guthrie. Together the sisters have released eight albums as a group, and each of them have released individual albums as well. Their music has been called a "blend of sweet vocals, countrified pop-rock, and diary-inspired tales of longing, love, loss, regret and affirmation," according to the Syracuse New Times. Scott Sheldon, the head of the Sanctuary Concert Series, …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
The Sanctuary Concert Series and Chatham Patch join forces to give away tickets to this Canadian duo.
If you're at a loss for how to spend your Saturday, try competing in the Chatham Patch and Sanctuary Concert Series Ticket Give-Away! This week, the Sanctuary Concert Series hosts the Canadian singing duo Dala at the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township at 8 p.m. Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine met in high school in 2002 and formed a band name taken from the last two letters of their first names. They have been nominated for five Canadian Folk Music Awards, a Toronto Independent Music Award for Best Folk Group, and their album "Everyone is Someone" was called the Album of the Year by the Irish Post. Their sound, a reviewer in the Peterborough Examinor said, has "beautiful flights of melody and harmony, reminiscent of the Everly …
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Former Peter, Paul and Mary member tells audience 'music speaks louder than words.'
Having spent the last 50 years writing and singing music about peace and harmony, Peter Yarrow still hasn’t lost his touch. At his show Saturday night as part of the Sanctuary Concerts series at the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township, the singer who made up one-third of folk group Peter, Paul and Mary led his set with a message and a song about singing together, mentioning the importance of maintaining a sense of community and saying that “music speaks louder than words.” Throughout the show, Yarrow firmly established this sense of community in various ways, befriending the audience and influencing them to not only enjoy the evening, but participate as much as they can. From the outset, the 72-year-old Yarrow urged the audience to …
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
The former member of Peter, Paul and Mary performs Saturday, May 7 at the Sanctuary Concert Series.
Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary fame will perform Saturday with his daughter Bethany as part of the Sanctuary Concert Series, and Chatham Patch has two pairs of tickets to offer readers! Yarrow, a five-time Grammy winner, wrote some of the biggest hits recorded by himself, Mary Travers and Paul Stookey in the 1960s, including "Puff, The Magic Dragon," "Day Is Done," and "Light One Candle." His song about a loveable dragon frollicking in the land of Honahlee was based on a poem by one of Yarrow's college friends and was eventually turned into three television specials which earned Yarrow an Emmy nomination. Yarrow is also famed for his social activism and marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in both Alabama and Washington, DC…