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Bach's Lunch Concert Series

BACH'S LUNCH IS BACK! Please join us in Concord Community Music School’s beautiful Recital Hall for Bach's Lunch lectures and concerts, starting in November, 2021. Some programs will be in-person, others will be pre-recorded. Watch this page and/or register for details.

Please note: In-person attendees must register in advance, and must wear a face mask when inside the Music School. Please click "register now" at the top of this page, or call 603-228-1196 to reserve a seat. You may register for one or multiple programs at the link.


Thursday, Dec. 2, 12:10-12:50pm
Bach’s Lunch Lecture: “Knowing the Canterbury Shakers”
Darryl Thompson, Sarah Kinter, Bob Harrington, and others who knew the last Shakers of Canterbury Shaker Village share their stories. NOTE: This presentation is in-person in the Recital Hall at 23 Wall Street.

Thursday, Dec. 9, 12:10-12:50
Bach’s Lunch Concert: “Hear, Hear the Gladsome Sound!”
The Canterbury Singers Seasonal expressions of Shaker joy and virtual singalong. Kathryn Southworth, director. NOTE: This concert will be pre-recorded and presented only on the Music School's YouTube channel, not in person; please register to receive a link.

Canterbury Singers holiday singalong video still 2019


Thursday, January 6, 2022,12:10-12:50pm
Bach’s Lunch Lecture
Shyam Nepali

Thursday, January 13, 2022, 12:10-12:50pm
Bach’s Lunch Concert
Harimaya Adhikari, vocals & harmonium; Sagar Prem Khatiwada, tabla; Shyam Nepali, sarangi


Bach’s Lunch programs are free and open to the public, and take place from 12:10pm to 12:50pm on the first and second Thursdays of each month, November through May, in the Music School’s Recital Hall, 23 Wall Street, downtown Concord -- or, in some cases, virtually. Please watch this page or register for details.

The Bach’s Lunch Series is sponsored by The Timothy and Abigail B. Walker Lecture Fund.

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Kathryn Southworth, Concord Community Music School’s dean of students & faculty and director of the Canterbury Singers, holds a B.M. in Piano Performance from Oberlin Conservatory and an M.M. in Vocal Accompanying and Coaching from the University of Illinois, where she was staff accompanist under the tutelage of acclaimed accompanist John Wustman. She has been a collaborative pianist for Opera North, Dartmouth College, Plymouth State University, and Boston Ballet, and has also served as a musical ambassador to Costa Rica. Having worked with many theater and choral groups in New England, Kathy is currently music director and organist for Canterbury United Community Church. Former faculty positions include St. Paul’s School and Plymouth State University.

The Canterbury Singers partner with the Canterbury Shaker Village to present authentic Shaker music, expanded by arrangements of American folk songs, music of early America, and inspired arrangements by a variety of composers. One of the very few non-auditioned, high quality professionally directed choral experiences for mixed voices (men and women blended ensemble) in the Capital Area. 

Time & Location

Date 12-02-2021
Event End Date 06-01-2022
Cut off date 06-26-2022
Location Recital Hall

Venue Details

The Recital Hall at Concord Community Music School is on the Wall Street side of the building. It can be accessed via the doors at 23 Wall Street in Concord (only open during Recital Hall events), or through the main entrance of the Music School at 24 Fayette Street, on the other side of the building. Please call for information: 603-228-1196.