Join Plymouth State University’s a cappella groups for a night of holiday fun! You’ll hear songs from the past, songs of today, as well as your holiday favorites. The all-female a cappella group, Mixed Emotions, and the all-male a cappella group, Vocal Order, collaborate to bring to the community a two-hour concert of fantastic music.

  • Free and open to people of all ages (donations are greatly appreciated!)
  • Senior Center in Plymouth, NH
  • Friday, December 11 and Saturday, December 12, at 7 p.m.

7:00 pm

The annual All New England Band Festival features the PSU Symphonic Band as well as 200 high school musicians. This year we welcome composers Dr. Jack Stamp, from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and Scott Watson from the Parkland (PA) School District.

This event often sells out – reserve tickets early.

  • November 23 at 7 p.m
  • Hanaway Theatre


The Ecstasies Above & Magnificat

Begin your holiday season with the New Hampshire Master Chorale’s collaborative performances of Johann Sebastian Bach’s glorious and celebratory Magnificat, the Canticle of the Blessed Virgin. Joined by the Plymouth State University Chamber Singers and the New Hampshire Master Chorale chamber orchestra, the program includes an ethereal setting of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Ecstasies Above by British composer Tarik O’Regan and transcendent a cappella works by Benjamin Britten. The New Hampshire Master Chorale and the PSU Chamber Singers are led by Dr. Daniel R. Perkins.

  • Saturday, November 21, 7 p.m.
    South Church, 7 Pleasant St, Concord, NH
  • Sunday, November 22, 3 p.m.
    Plymouth Congregational Church, 4 Post Office Square, Plymouth, NH

Tickets: $30 general, $25 senior, $15 group of 10 or more.
Free for undergraduates and students in grades K-­12.

Tickets can be purchased online.

4:00 pm

The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance will present the NH Klaviertrio on Sunday, November 8.

The trio includes Carleen Graff, piano; Bozena O’Brien, piano; and Gary Hodges, cello, and will perform music from a variety of style periods, including works by Beethoven, Rheinberger, and Danielpour.

  • Sunday, November 8, 4 p.m.
  • Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center for the Arts
  • FREE--call for tickets: (603) 535-2787


Today and tomorrow

The Educational Theatre Collaborative (ETC) is holding auditions for ensemble players in the 2016 production of “Shrek The Musical.” Performances will be held January 20-24 at the Silver Center for the Arts, under the direction of ETC Co-founder and artistic director Trish Lindberg. Auditions for ensemble parts in this popular musical will be held at The Silver Center for the Arts as follows:

Monday, November 2

3:30-5 p.m.: children ages 8-13 years

6-9:30 p.m.: high school and college students, and adults

Tuesday, November 3

5-7 p.m.: high school and college students, and adults

7-8:30 p.m.: Callbacks

Children in grades 3-8 will be auditioned in groups and do not need to prepare anything in advance or schedule an individual time.

High school and college students and adults must schedule an individual audition time by calling Brenda Gleich at (603) 535-2803, and should bring a piece of prepared music to sing for the audition.

Rehearsals begin on the afternoon of January 2 with an all-cast read through that evening.

7:00 pm

PSU director of choral activities Dan Perkins conducts the 38th annual festival featuring the PSU choirs and more than 200 high school singers from 60 schools from throughout New England. Guest choir: ConVal Regional High School, Krystal Morin (’13), director.





The Piano Monster Festivals will be on campus from June 24 to July 1. Campers will stay on campus and rehearsal multiple-piano ensemble music and attend group classes on numerous musical topics. Final concert for the Senior Festival will be June 27 at 4:00 p.m. Final concert for the Junior Festival will be July 1 at 7:30 p.m. Other events open to the public are also available.

Visit for more information, or contact Carleen Graff at  or (603) 535-2313.

3:00 pm

Sunday, May 10, 3 p.m.
Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center

A selection of traditional and contemporary music by the community chorus in their annual spring concert.

Buy tickets online or call the Silver Center box office at 603-535-2787.

Ticket Prices: Adult $12, Senior & Youth $5

7:00 pm

Wednesday, May 6, 7 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts

Student chamber ensembles including piano ensemble, flute choir, saxophone quartet, clarinet choir, woodwind quintet and brass ensembles.

7:00 pm

Monday, May 4, 7 p.m.
Studio Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts

PSU guitar students perform a wide variety of music from classical to pop.