What better way to enter 2020 than with an afternoon of awesome acapella? Won’t you join Portsmouth Pro Musica on Saturday, January 25th at 4pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth? The Afternotes had a blast performing at last year’s event and this year will surely be just as much fun!
Portsmouth Pro Musica is proud to present the third annual Live Free and Sing a cappella festival. This year’s event will feature performances by six amazing seacoast groups – The Overtones, UNH’s Not Too Sharp, The Afternotes, Berwick Academy’s The Hilltoppers, RMS5 and the Stairwells.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and can be purchased on the Portsmouth Pro Musica website or at the door. Last year’s event was nearly sold out so advance purchases (buy online here) are recommended. Hope to see you there!
It may only be November, but it’s never too early to get ready to feel the spirit of the holidays! We’ll be performing throughout the holiday season and we’re busy preparing a set of music that is sure to make you want to break out the mistletoe and hang up your wreaths.
You’ll hear old favorites like “Let it Snow” and “Winter Wonderland”, classic hymns like “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” and “Silent Night”, as well as seriously fun oldies like “Marshmallow World”. We’ll have you singing along for sure!
Our first show will be at The Rye Public Library on Wednesday December 4th starting at 6:30. This performance is free and open to the public. The library is located at 581 Washington Rd in Rye, New Hampshire.
We’ll entertain during dinnertime at On The Marsh Bistro as part of the PRELUDE holiday celebration in Kennebunk, Maine on Saturday December 7th. Dinner reservations are suggested!
A third Christmas appearance will be at The Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth as part of their famous Candlelight Stroll on Saturday December 21st starting at 7:30. Visit their website for ticketing information.
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.
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.
Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. We hope you can join us!
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!
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.”