At The Parish House

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EMMANUEL CELEBRATES THE ARTS

At the Parish House is Emmanuel Church’s series that celebrates and supports the performing arts—and, in particular, local and regional performers, writers and artists of all ages. 
LOCATION: 105 EAST WASHINGTON STREET
QUESTIONS? E-MAIL OR CALL 540.687.6297
Donations are invited to help offset costs, but most importantly, we want you to come and have a good time!

At The Parish House
2022-23 Season

Dixie Rhythm!

Sunday
September 25th
3pm
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Hot jazz and toe-tapping Dixieland favorites like “Basin Street Blues,” “Tiger Rag,” “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” and, of course, “When the Saints Go Marching In.”  

 

Also, handmade popsicles for sale by The Little Pop Truck.

 

For more than 20 years this band has delighted audiences as they mix musical numbers with historical notes, corny jokes and funny stories.

 

If weather permits, they'll play on the Parish House porch, and the audience

will have seats on the lawn under a tent.

If weather is dodgy, we'll move indoors. 

Halloween

Songs & Stories

Sunday
October 23rd
3pm
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The perfect Halloween family show: spooky songs, stories, and silliness.

 

Local residents and students will perform at this annual event and help get everyone into a Halloween mood. 

 

Witches, goblins, The Hulk, Spiderman, Darth Vader and Elsa the Snow Queen usually drop in to do The Monster Mash. The show will end with a parade around the room for everyone in a costume.

 

Trick-or-treat bags to all in costumes!

Almost Maine

Sunday
November 13th
3pm
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Join the residents of Almost, Maine as they fall in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways!

 
“Sweet, poignant, and witty. Nearly perfect. ALMOST, MAINE’s charm is real. It packs wit, earns its laughs and, like love, surprises you" (NY Daily News).  

 

"The show offers a sweetness and decency that’s become rare at the theater. At this point, it’s a welcome breath of fresh air" (New York Post).

Celtic

Christmas

Songs & Music

Sunday
December 18th
3pm
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Vibrant music and song with Celtic heart to herald the holiday season.

 

Lovingly nick-named "The Dwarves," this band has played for decades to sold-out audiences. You'll hear Christmas favorites such as “I Saw Three Ships” and “Pat-a-Pan,” and a variety of year-round Celtic favorites.

 

Instruments accompanying their talented voices will be the accordion, Irish flute and whistle, Uilleann pipes, bodhran, guitar, violin and viola. They always weave interesting historical notes and amusing stories through the concert.

About
At The Parish House

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WHEN • WHERE • WHAT

 

We offer events nine months a year in our spacious and historic Parish House. You can tell we like variety as our events range from Dixieland Jazz to Celtic folk music, from operatic arias to show tunes, from small theatrical productions to puppeteers, from poetry readings to re-creations of old time radio shows. Pianists particularly enjoy playing our 1896 Steinway grand piano.

PAST PERFORMANCES INCLUDE:

 

Dixie rhythm jazz band, Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, singers Jim & Mary Shaffran and Aani Bourassa, Shenandoah Saxophone Quartet, Bob Brown Puppets, Celtic musicians Poisoned Dwarf and Spencer & Beane, pianists Sophia Vastek and Brian Woods, and a local readers theater group.

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Most events are not ticketed, but we do ask for a donation to help offset costs. However, if you can’t manage a donation, just come. We want everyone to be able to enjoy the performances. What’s most important is that all feel welcome and at home!