Nashua sounds terrific! From our signature music events offered by Great American Downtown, to our music organizations, to the many live-music venues you can stop by tonight, our city has all kinds of opportunities to enjoy a variety of styles and formats. That should be music to your ears!
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Symphony NH was founded in 1923 as the Nashua Symphony Orchestra by Clayton A. Eaton. With nearly a century of performances, it is the premiere symphony orchestra of the Granite State. From its humble beginnings as a mainly all-Nashua musician group that performed two concerts per season in Nashua, the orchestra now performs throughout New Hampshire and in special performances around the region.
As the organization heads towards its centennial milestone on April 29, 2023, it looks to its second century of music making, presenting masterworks, choral extravaganzas, contemporary pieces and rare jewels of the orchestral repertoire.
With a world-class collection of musicians, an exciting and ever-evolving repertoire, and peerless guest artists, Symphony NH always delivers superlative entertainment with a modern vibrancy that will appeal to all ages.
The Granite Statesmen Barbershop Chorus has been the Nashua, NH, Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society since 1955. Regional and national barbershop competitors – and winners! – the group performs an annual Spring Show, a Singing Valentines fundraiser, and two Christmas Cabaret shows. For the last several years, the Granite Statesmen have been featured performers at Nashua’s Downtown Winter Holiday Stroll.
The Granite Statesmen are currently under the direction of John Green. The Chapter invites any interested male singers to join them at 7:30 pm any Wednesday evening rehearsal at the Senior Activity Center, 70 Temple St, Nashua to meet the other men and experience a no-obligation rehearsal with them. These guys have fun!
The Nashua Chamber Orchestra has been focusing on lighter works written for small orchestras, from Baroque to Contemporary, for more than 30 years. NCO also gives up and coming composers and aspiring young soloists an opportunity to perform in front of an appreciative, receptive audience, often for the first time.
NCO gives free family concerts and hands-on events in conjunction with the Nashua Public Library, introducing interested attendees, young and old alike, to music and instruments.
Music Director David Feltner and the Nashua Chamber Orchestra invite you to experience the majesty of music that a smaller orchestra can offer!
The Nashua Choral Society is a no-audition choir with the purpose of bringing high quality classical and contemporary choral music to the public, since 1964.
NCS members perform concerts throughout the city and at various community events, such as the Holiday Stroll and Nashua Silver Knights baseball games. They also host their Summer Sings series, where the public is invited to attend and sing with the choir.
Membership is open to any person who wishes to sing! Individuals who enjoy music but do not wish to sing are also welcome to join, attend rehearsals, and participate in the many activities that support the organization. Conducted by Musical Director, Dr. Dan Roihl, members rehearse at 7 pm Monday evenings at the Judd Gregg Hall on the campus of the Nashua Community College.
The Nashua Community Concert Association has brought national talent to Nashua audiences since 1931. The group presents five or six concerts every season, ranging from classical music to modern; pop, jazz and big band; country, Celtic, the Great American Songbook, opera to roots music, and much more, including dance and other special varieties. Performers may be large orchestras or big bands, a solo artist at a piano, or include a dance troupe. There were even Chinese acrobats in years past!
The NCCA season runs roughly September–April.Ticket prices are astonishingly low, especially for subscribers. Check their website for current season schedule and consider buying the whole multi-concert subscription.