September 9th: An Evening of A Cappella in Kittery, ME

We’ll be back at The Kittery Dance Hall on Saturday, September 9th, at 7:30pm, performing an amazing evening of a cappella with The Stairwells!

Tickets are $15 at the door, or $12 in advance, and can be purchased online here.  ** This show sold out last time so we highly suggest purchasing your tickets in advance! **

We’ll be singing some new songs you may not have heard yet, and we’ve also got some new members we’d love for you to meet!

The Kittery Dance Hall is located at 7 Walker Street in Kittery, Maine. We can’t wait to see you there!


The Stairwells evolved from an eight-week a cappella class at Traip Academy in Kittery in the early 90’s. At the close of the session, they wanted more and Instructor/music director Ben Baldwin felt the same. They continued rehearsals each week for many years and after a brief hiatus, re-formed in 2010 and continue to sing a repertoire  of songs from Rockin’ Gospel to Doo Wop at weddings, fairs, libraries, and multiple large community events.

stairwells

The Stairwells

Join Us at the Plaistow NH Summer Concert Series on July 26!

We will be performing on Wednesday, July 26, from 6:00–8:00 p.m. at the Plaistow NH Summer Concert Series!

We’ll be joined by The Pow! Arrangers, an amazing Boston-based a cappella group featuring one of our former members, Ali Coes. So bring a blanket or chairs and join us for a beautiful summer evening filled with great music!

The concert will be held on the Plaistow Town Green, located at 145 Main Street, Plaistow, NH 03865.

And check out The Pow! Arrangers at www.powarrangers.com! We hope to see you there!

December 18: Strawbery Banke Candlelight Stroll

The Afternotes will be participating once again in the Strawbery Banke Candlelight Stroll!

This popular event takes place during the first three weekends of December at Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, NH.  We will be performing on Sunday, December 18.  We will be caroling throughout the grounds starting at approximately 5:00 pm.

Stroll through life in a simpler time as 350 years of American history, winter traditions, and holiday celebrations unfolds around you in New Hampshire’s oldest waterfront neighborhood.

  • Historic houses from four centuries with decorations hand-crafted from natural materials
  • Hundreds of wood and glass candle boxes lighting the lanes and landscape
  • Live music and holiday entertainment for all ages
  • Horse-drawn carriage rides
  • Holiday decoration demonstrations
  • Traditional barrel making demonstrations
  • 18th century holiday hearth cooking
  • Tinsmith demonstrations
  • Ice skating on Puddle Dock Pond

More information including online tickets, directions and parking information can be found on the Strawbery Banke’s web site.

The Afternotes at the Candlelight Stroll

The Afternotes at the Candlelight Stroll

 

[CANCELLED] December 17: Join us for An Evening of A Cappella in Kittery

Update 12/17: Our performance with the Stairwells has been cancelled due to the inclement weather. We are hoping to reschedule and will keep those of you with tickets posted. We hope to see many of you tomorrow for the Candlelight Stroll at Strawbery Banke where we will be caroling from 5-6:30pm.


We’re excited to be performing with The Stairwells for the third annual Evening of A Cappella!  Join us on Saturday night, December 17 at 7:30pm at the Kittery Dance Hall.

Tickets are $15 at the door, or $12 in advance and can be purchased online here.  ** This show sold out last year so we highly suggest purchasing your tickets in advance! **

We’ll be singing selections from our regular repertoire in addition to some holiday favorites! We’ve got new material AND new members we’d love for you to meet!

The Kittery Dance hall is located at 7 Walker Street in Kittery Maine.  Hope to see you there!


The Afternotes are a Seacoast NH area a cappella group, formed in March of 2013, all former members of the New Hampshire Notables, University of New Hampshire’s original women’s a cappella group.  Their repertoire includes a mix of traditional and contemporary with songs by Adele, Sara Bareilles, The Beatles, Prince, Fleetwood Mac and others- and they are so excited to sing for you!

The Afternotes at the Kittery Dance Hall in 2015

The Afternotes at the Kittery Dance Hall in 2015

The Stairwells evolved from an eight week a cappella class at Traip Academy in Kittery in the early 90’s. At the close of the session, they wanted more and Instructor/music director Ben Baldwin, felt the same. They continued rehearsals each week for many years and after a brief hiatus, re-formed in 2010 and continue to sing a repertoire  of songs from Rockin’ Gospel to Doo Wop at weddings, fairs, libraries and multiple large community events.

stairwells

The Stairwells

December 3, 2016: On the Marsh in Kennebunk, Maine

We’ll be providing caroling and cheer at On the Marsh Bistro on December 3, 2016 as part of Kennebunkport’s annual Christmas Prelude.

Prelude is an annual event that takes place the first two weeks December, transforming the town of Kennebunkport into a Christmas wonderland.

For the third (!) year, we’ll be taking part in Prelude by providing dinnertime entertainment at the beautiful On the Marsh Bistro, winner of the Open Table People’s Choice Award.  Reservations are highly recommended for the evening of December 3rd!

On the Marsh Bistro

 

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Afternotes Fall Concert in Exeter – September 25, 2016

We hope you can join us for a fall concert on Sunday, September 25 at 3:30pm.  The concert will be held at Christ Church in Exeter, New Hampshire – great acoustics and plenty of parking! We’ve got some new music to share with you – something for everyone to enjoy, including songs by Adele, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, and more.

The Afternotes having some fun

The Afternotes having some fun

The New Hampshire Notables from The University of New Hampshire are joining us as our guest group.  All of the members of The Afternotes were members of The Notables during our college years, so we’re excited to share the stage with these talented women.

NH Notables

The University of New Hampshire Notables. Photo by Claire Cortese.

This year we will be supporting Hope on Haven Hill, a Rochester organization whose mission is to provide a nurturing therapeutic home environment for pregnant women with substance use disorder who are seeking recovery. They hope to open their treatment center this fall, where they will provide comprehensive addiction treatment services, family therapy, parenting classes, advancement in education, and life coaching as a way to support families in their recovery from addiction.

Hope on Haven Hill

Hope on Haven Hill

A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Hope on Haven Hill, and additional donations will be accepted during the event.

Tickets are $10 for adults and can be purchased at the door. Children under ten are free.

Christ Church is located at 43 Pine Street in Exeter, NH.  We hope to see you there!  Be sure to sign up for our mailing list for updates on all our future performances,

The Afternotes at Hampton Beach Seafood Festival – September 10

We’ll be performing on Saturday September 10th at the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival!  We go on at 4:30 on the Main Stage.  This is a great annual event, come on down and enjoy delicious food and drink, along with great music!

We’ll be performing for about an hour.  Our performance is free, included with entry into the festival. Check the festival website for details on admission and parking.  We hope to see you there!

Hampton Beach Seafood festival