Upcoming Events

SERVICE OF ADVENT LESSONS & CAROLS

Friday & Saturday, November 25 & 26, 2022, 4:30 PM
Livestreamed with extended organ prelude on Saturday, Nov. 26, 3:30 PM

Experience the hope of the season with candle-lit services of Advent Lessons and Carols, a beloved tradition for over thirty years. Hear readings, prayers, and carols sung by Gloriæ Dei Cantores at the Church of the Transfiguration. All are welcome — no tickets required.

Doors open one hour before each service
For more information, call 508-240-2400.

ADVENT ORGAN MEDITATION: HIS LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

Sunday, December 11, 3:30 PM
In-Person & Livestreamed

Reflect on His Light in the Darkness through an Advent organ meditation with works by Langlais, Buxtehude, and Dupré. The concert will be performed by Sharon Rose Pfeiffer, Artist-in-Residence, on the newly completed St. Cecilia organ at the Church of the Transfiguration, Rock Harbor, Orleans.

For tickets, call 508-240-2400, or purchase here

ELEMENTS THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS A CHRISTMAS CAROL

A Dramatic Re-telling of the Classic Story
By John Mortimer, Adapted from the story by Charles Dickens

December 16 & 17, 7:30 PM
December 18, 3:00 PM
Performing Arts Building, Brewster, MA (95 Southern Eagle Cartway)

Elements Theatre Company recounts Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, harkening back to the original method of storytelling used by Dickens himself. The imaginative, vibrant and vital descriptions of his characters and places bring to life the London of his day, with a rich understanding of humanity as revealed in one man’s journey to a new heart. Harness your imagination to the theatrical brilliance of Dicken’s language and accompany Scrooge as the Spirits lead him on a “voyage of discovery.”

Tickets: 508-240-2400 | elementstheatre.org

CAROL SING

December 23, 2022, 3:00 PM

Celebrate the joy of the Christmas season with a festive Carol Sing at the newly completed Performing Arts Building (95 Southern Eagle Cartway) in Brewster, MA on December 23 at 3:00 p.m. This family friendly event will “raise the rafters” with traditional carols accompanied by ensembles of Arts Empowering Life Foundation—FREE admission for all ages!

For more information, call 508-240-2400

CHRISTMAS EVE VIGIL SERVICE

December 24, 2022, 9:00 PM

Church of the Transfiguration
Rock Harbor, Orleans, MA

Introit—What Sweeter Music, Bennett
Mass—Missa O Magnum Mysterium, de Victoria
Psalm—96
Offertory—Wide, Wide in the Rose’s Side, Martinson
Communion—Ecce Concipies, Handl

EPIPHANY EVENSONG

Saturday, January 7, 2023, 5:00 PM
In-Person & Livestreamed

Join Gloriæ Dei Cantores and members of the Gaudete Baroque Ensemble for a special Epiphany Choral Evensong at the Church for the Transfiguration, Rock Harbor, Orleans, featuring J. S. Bach’s cantata, Schwingt freudig euch empor, BWV 36. No tickets are required.

For more information, call 508-240-2400.

12th ANNUAL VISUAL DESIGN RETREAT!

June 19-23, 2023
Performing Arts Building, Brewster, MA

SUMMER PERFORMING ARTS CAMPS FOR KIDS

July 11 – August 19, 2023
Performing Arts Building
Brewster, MA

EDUCATE. CREATE. INSPIRE! Arts Empowering Life presents Summer Performing Arts Camps for Kids at the new performing arts building in Brewster, MA (95 Southern Eagle Cartway). Join us July 11-August 19 for workshops for kids age K-12 in Theatre (Tuesdays), Percussion (Wednesdays), Winds (Thursdays) and Strings (Saturdays). Workshops are from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. with lunch and snacks provided. (8:45 a.m. registration). Stay Tuned for more details!

For more information and registration, call 508-255-4044 or visit artsempoweringlife.org

Recent Events

VETERANS’ DAY CONCERT: SACRED HONOR

Friday & Saturday, November 11 & 12, 2022, 7:30 PM
Livestreamed Saturday, Nov. 12

Arts Empowering Life presents “Sacred Honor” featuring John Rutter’s Gloria and Gerald Finzi’s Requiem da Camera in commemoration of Veteran’s Day. Performed by Gloriæ Dei Cantores choir with orchestra and brass ensemble, and the Wind Ensemble at the Church of the Transfiguration, Rock Harbor, Orleans, this concert honors the lives of Veterans and pays respect to warriors throughout the ages who have answered the call of sacrifice.

FREE Tickets for all Veterans – Thank you for your Service!
For tickets, call 508-240-2400, or purchase here

DAVID BRIGGS ORGAN CONCERT

Saturday, October 22, 7:30 PM
Church of the Transfiguration
Orleans, MA

Hear guest organist David Briggs in concert, an internationally renowned organist whose performances are acclaimed for their musicality, virtuosity, and ability to excite and engage audiences of all ages. Brigg’s program will feature a live improvisation on four submitted themes. Watch David illustrate his improvisational genius and creativity as a five-movement organ symphony comes to life!

GLORIÆ DEI CANTORES IN CONCERT

In Honor of St. Michael & All Angels
Friday, September 30, 7:30 PM
Church of the Transfiguration
Orleans, MA

GREGORIAN CHANT FALL RETREAT

September 27 – October 1, 2022

BAROQUE ENSEMBLE CONCERT

Saturday, August 27, 2022, 7:30 PM
Church of the Transfiguration
Orleans, MA

Performing Arts Camp for Kids

July 5 – August 13, 2022
Performing Arts Building
Brewster, MA

TRANSFIGURATION WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT

Saturday, August 6, 2022, 7:30 PM
Church of the Transfiguration
Orleans, MA

Gloriæ Dei Cantores Concert: God & Country

July 2, 2022, 7:30 PM
Church of the Transfiguration
Orleans, MA

Visual Design Retreat

June 13 – June 17, 2022
5 Bay View Drive
Orleans, MA 02653

CHARA PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE CONCERT

Saturday, June 11, 2022, 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 12, 2022, 3:00 PM
Performing Arts Building
Brewster, MA

WIND ENSEMBLE PENTECOST CONCERT

Sunday, June 5, 2022, 3:30 PM
Church of the Transfiguration
Rock Harbor, Orleans, MA

BAROQUE ENSEMBLE CONCERT

Saturday, May 14, 2022, 7:30 PM
Church of the Transfiguration
Rock Harbor, Orleans, MA
in-person and livestreamed

Gloriæ Dei Cantores presents Handel’s Messiah

April 15 – April 17, 2022
Church of the Transfiguration
Rock Harbor, Orleans, MA

Lenten Concert Series

March 5 – April 17, 2022
Church of the Transfiguration
Rock Harbor, Orleans, MA