Help Start a New Garden Friends Meeting Musical Playlist / August 24, 2022

Many of us create playlists, adding tunes for personal use and to exchange with others. Some playlists remind us of who and where we are this time of our lives, filled with songs that we listen to over and over again. Other playlists we create to send our friends, family, and loved ones. I’d like to know what songs are on your playlists right now. What lyrics or tunes move you or inspire you? What…

Jon Watts Concert / April 24, 2021

April 24, 2021 / 7:00 p.m. /  In 2006 as his senior project for the Guilford College Quaker Leadership Scholars Program, Jon Watts set up a recording studio in the lower level of Friendship Friends’ meetinghouse and created “A Few Songs Occasioned.” That collection of original music reflecting on early Quaker history and spirituality served in part as a launching pad for his later musical projects and QuakerSpeak. It was a remarkable accomplishment for an…

Sing Out The Vote Concert / October 2, 2020

Dear Friends, Some of you will remember the fun we had hosting Annie Patterson and Mary Witt at New Garden Friends Meeting the evening of March 7, 2020. Little did we know that we wouldn’t be able to be in a crowd like that again this year! They have written to me with another opportunity — this time a concert with Annie and her husband Peter Blood. They are doing an on-line SING OUT THE…

Songs of Hope & Courage: Celebrating Pete Seeger’s Legacy / March 7

7:00 p.m. / Worship Room  / Please join us for a concert (including a sing-along portion) by Annie Patterson and Mary Witt. Annie is the co-creator of the best-selling songbook Rise Up Singing.  She has led singalong concerts across North America and abroad building “hope & change through song.”  Mary is a terrific vocalist and bass player. Her award-winning swing and soul band The O-Tones is based in Western Massachusetts. Advance tickets & information can be…

An Evening of Music with Joel Landau / February 21

7:30 – 9:15/9:30 p.m. / Worship Room / Joel Landau will play guitar and sing popular songs starting around 1900, then progressing decade by decade into the 1980s. Along the way we’ll hear a selection from Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Frank Sinatra, Elvis, the Beatles, the Stones, Smokey Robinson, Bob Dylan, and much much more! This will be a fun overview of the progression of American popular music…