2017 Meeting House Events
Saturday, May 6th, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Freedom’s Way 2017 Hidden Treasures – Open House Tour
On Saturday, May 6 the public is invited to tour the historic Shirley Meeting House located on the Shirley Center Common at 41 Brown Road. The tours are part of Hidden Treasures 2017, a month-long program sponsored by the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area. Tours will include a visit to the attic above the main hall, with its wonderful view of the Common, where the post and beam construction of the roof rafters and belfry tower can be seen. There, children will have an opportunity to ring the bell at the end of the tour. Tours will be held from 10:00am to 3:00pm and admission is free. Click here to view the full 2017 Hidden Treasure Brochure.
Saturday, June 17th, 7:30 p.m. – Stage Door Canteen
A tribute to the music of World War II. Where could a GI enjoy the best big bands, dance with the ladies, and rub elbows with the stars of Broadway and Hollywood? Only at the Stage Door Canteen. Bette Davis served the desserts. Marlene Dietrich and Lauren Bacall danced the night away. Red Skelton told the jokes and Bing Crosby crooned. The guests were the steady stream of GI’s headed off to war. Many were leaving home for the first time and the Canteen offered a welcome opportunity to forget their anxieties — if only for a time— with entertainment, fellowship and a little American spirit. A reception will follow the performance. Suggested Donation: $10.00
Saturday, September 16th, 7:00 p.m. – Emilie Faucher & Friends
Each year Emilie Faucher brings to the Meeting House innovation programs that includ both the performing arts and the visual arts. She has been steeped in music since childhood, growing up in Shirley with the tunes of Bach, Edith Piaf, the Beatles and the Chieftans. She still plays the LPs from all these greats. She is currently in four bands (The Summertime Jazz Trio, The Response, The Big Little Band and Trinity Chapel Choir. In her own words: “I love the Meeting House with all my heart and voice and would sing anything in this special spot!” Suggested donation for this event: $10.00
Saturday, October 21st, 7:30 p.m. – A Celtic Evening with The Kelly Girls
The Shirley Meeting House welcomes The Kelly Girls – a lively and talented four piece all female band. Enjoy rousing renditions of songs and tunes rooted in Irish, Scottish, American and Canadian musical traditions. The Kelly Girls play fiddle, banjo, bodhran, tin-whistle, flute, ukulele, accordion, bouzouki, guitar and mandolin. They have been performing in New England, Canada and Ireland for many years for all kinds of parties, weddings, festivals, and special occasions. Come on into the Meeting House, kick up your heels, dance, clap and sing-along with The Kelly Girls! A reception will follow the concert. Suggested donation: $15.00
Sunday, December 3rd, 6:15 p.m. – Candlelight Vespers – Bringing Christmas Home
Candlelight Vespers has become a tradition for many of those who attend and perform. This year we will offer a program that highlights the varied family traditions of our community during the holiday season. Please join us in the peace of the Meeting House for the 14th Annual Candlelight Vespers.