Category Archives: News

We’re five years old!

This spring marks our fifth year as The Afternotes! We were featured in the Portsmouth Herald/Seacoast Online back in March.  As reported we’ve been busy learning new material and planning for our first recording!  Read the article here.



Mark your calendars for August 2 – Afternotes concert in Stratham, NH!

Come See Our Summer A Cappella Show!

We have a great event planned for you! Mark your calendars for Sunday, August 2nd at 3:00pm at the Stratham Community Church in Stratham, NH.  We’ll be hosting a concert with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Center for Wildlife in Cape Neddick, Maine.  We’ll even have a few of the Center’s animal ambassadors in attendance! You won’t want to miss it!


Joining us will be Without a Map, a NH Seacoast area co-ed a Cappella group.

Without A Map

Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door.  We hope you can join us!

The Stratham Community Church is at 6 Emery Lane in Stratham NH. Map and Directions:

We’ll be at Lil’s Cafe in Kittery on Saturday, 11/15/2014

Our next gig will be at Lil’s Cafe in Kittery, Maine on Saturday Nov. 15th at 2pm! Free and open to the public.  Buy some crullers and hear us sing!

Afternotes mentions in the news – upcoming shows

We’re in the news again – mentioned several times in the SeacoastOnline (Portsmouth Herald) Entertainment gossip section.  As mentioned in the article, we have a few performances coming up.  On September 27, we’ll be part of the first a cappella night at The Dance Hall, Kittery, Maine.  In December, look for us during the opening of The Christmas Carol at the Player’s Ring in Portsmouth. And in February, we’ll be part of “V-Day” at the Music Hall!



New Afternotes videos on YouTube

We’ve got some new videos posted on our YouTube page! Check out a few selections from our performance on 4/15/2014. Thanks again to Layne Case for having us at the book signing.

We’re in the News again!

The Afternotes were featured in an article in the Portsmouth Herald and Seacoast Online, “Singers young and old find community in choral groups“.

Erica Courtney, left, and Samantha Case of the Afternotes

Deb Cram photo – members Erica Courtney, left, and Samantha Case

We’re in the News! Portsmouth Herald article 1/9/2014

Still singing

Erica Courtney, Portsmouth, has appeared in numerous musical productions throughout the Seacoast since graduating from the University of New Hampshire. Still she’s missed the special experience of the New Hampshire Notables, an all-female a cappella group from UNH.

“I just got to a point where I just missed singing in a group. It was different (than musical theater performances),” she says. “I liked the dynamics of all women. It was a great family/connection in college.”

She tried other Seacoast choral programs, “and there’s a lot of good groups,” but none was just the right fit.

Courtney started playing with the idea of forming a group, “though not thinking I could actually do it,” she says, laughing. After batting the idea around with a few former members, she decided to try. The results: The Afternotes.”

Read the rest here!