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Medford, MA 02155 United States

April 2018

Fletcher Spring Concert: Harmony

Friday, April 6, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Goddard Chapel, Tufts University, 3 The Green
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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To promote the cultural exchange between U.S. and Japan, Fletcher Japan Club and the Fletcher Performing Arts Club are co-organizing the music concert “Harmony.” There will be a Japanese drums (wadaiko) performance by The Genki Spark, a Japanese flute (shakuhachi) performance by Mona Yamazaki Sangesland, a Japanese traditional guitar (shamisen) performance by Sumie Kaneko, and a piano performance by Toshiki Usui. The Fletcher Performing Arts Club is the gateway for Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy students, faculty, and alumni…

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Ladies of Essence: Phenomenal Woman

Saturday, April 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Goddard Chapel, Tufts University, 3 The Green
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Ladies of Essence, Tufts University's only all-female a cappella group specializing in music of the African diaspora, presents its spring concert: celebrating what it means to be a phenomenal woman. As a Lady of Essence, this means something different to each member, but when the group comes together to sing, being a phenomenal woman is about celebrating the things, big or small, that makes each member unique.  

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Tufts Jackson Jills: 55 and Female

Friday, April 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Goddard Chapel, Tufts University, 3 The Green
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Jackson Jills, Tufts University's oldest all-female a cappella group, celebrates their 55th year in existence with their annual spring show. The Dear Abbeys, a male a cappella group from Boston University, also will perform. Free tickets are available at tuftstickets.com. Co-sponsored by the Tufts University Chaplaincy.  

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Tufts S-Factor: Can’t Hide Love

Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 8:30 pm
Goddard Chapel, Tufts University, 3 The Green
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Tufts University a cappella group S-Factor presents its final show of the 2017-18 school year, "Can't Hide Love," which will feature performances by The Ladies of Essence and Mufaro. S-Factor is Tufts' only all-male a cappella group that specializes in music of the African Diaspora. Free admission, but donations will be collected to support Hurricane Relief at Tufts' efforts to provide for victims of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the Caribbean. Doors open at 8 p.m.

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Tufts Jazz Orchestra: Slings and Arrows

Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Goddard Chapel, Tufts University, 3 The Green
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Tufts Jazz Orchestra brings a program that ​promises to make one dance and have one’s heart soar with works by Michael Brecker, Stevie Wonder, Count Basie, and Earth, Wind & Fire. Joel LaRue Smith, director. Free; no tickets required.

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October 2018

Goddard Chapel Halloween Midnight Organ Concert

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 @ 11:45 pm - 1:00 am
Goddard Chapel, Tufts University, 3 The Green
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Tufts University Chaplaincy presents a late-night recital of haunting music, played by Music Director Thomas B. Dawkins at the 1883 Hook & Hastings' organ and Steinway piano of Goddard Chapel. This night of Halloween has been recognized in many times and cultures as an in-between time. In the Western Christian tradition, this is the eve of All Hallows, All Saints' Day -- a holy day on November 1. Latin American cultures celebrate Dia de los Muertos, and Pagans have…

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December 2018

Tufts Jazz Orchestra

Saturday, December 1, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Goddard Chapel, Tufts University, 3 The Green
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Tufts University Jazz Orchestra presents its fall concert under the direction of Joel LaRue Smith. Works will include the music of Stevie Wonder, Ella Fitzgerald, and Herbie Hancock -- a mixture of R & B, the Great American Song Book, Straight Ahead Jazz, and Afro Latin Music. Free; no tickets required.

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Tufts Chaplaincy Holiday Concert

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Goddard Chapel, Tufts University, 3 The Green
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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All are invited to the Tufts University Chaplaincy's annual Winter Holiday Concert at Goddard Chapel, featuring singing by the Tufts Concert Choir under the direction of Dr. Jamie Kirsch; organ, piano, and singing performances by the University Chaplaincy Music Director Thomas B. Dawkins; and student and staff performances, including McLane Harrington, flute; Erika Madrian, piano; Amalia Teglas, organ; Samuel Werthmuller, trumpet; and Zhang Zeyu, piano. The evening will close with a carol sing-along and festive reception. Free; no tickets required.

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Essence and S-Factor: Love & Resistance

Monday, December 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Goddard Chapel, Tufts University, 3 The Green
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Tufts University a cappella groups Ladies of Essence and S-Factor are teaming up for a "Love & Resistance" show, also featuring the BlackOut Step Team and Spoken Word Alliance at Tufts. Essence and S-Factor are the only all-female and all male a cappella groups, respectively, specializing in music of the African diaspora. Free admission; doors open at 6:30 p.m.  

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April 2019

Tufts Jazz Orchestra

Saturday, April 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Goddard Chapel, Tufts University, 3 The Green
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Tufts University Jazz Orchestra presents its spring concert under the direction of Joel LaRue Smith, featuring the music of Celia Cruz, Thad Jones and Stevie Wonder. Free; no tickets required.

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Tufts S-Factor: Dirt and Grime

Monday, April 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Goddard Chapel, Tufts University, 3 The Green
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Tufts University a cappella group S-Factor presents its spring show, "Dirt and Grime," which will also feature guest performances by The Ladies of Essence and Blank Quartet with Veronica Stewart-Frommer. S-Factor is Tufts' only all-male a cappella group that specializes in music of the African Diaspora. Doors open at 7 p.m.

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October 2019

Trick or Treat Kickoff Organ Concert

Thursday, October 31, 2019 @ 4:45 pm
Goddard Chapel, Tufts University, 3 The Green
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Tufts University Chaplaincy presents a family-friendly Trick or Treat Kickoff organ concert at Goddard Chapel, played by Music Director Thomas B. Dawkins at the 1883 Hook & Hastings organ and Steinway piano of Goddard Chapel. Costumes welcomed! Dawkins will return later in the evening to perform in the annual Goddard Chapel Halloween Midnight Organ Concert, starting at 11:50 p.m.  

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Halloween Midnight Organ Concert

Thursday, October 31, 2019 @ 11:45 pm - 1:00 am
Goddard Chapel, Tufts University, 3 The Green
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Tufts University Chaplaincy presents its annual All-Saints Eve late-night recital of haunting music, played by Music Director Thomas B. Dawkins at the 1883 Hook & Hastings organ and Steinway piano of Goddard Chapel. The night of Halloween has been recognized in many times and cultures as an in-between time. In the Western Christian tradition, this is the eve of All Hallows, or All Saints' Day -- a holy day on November 1. Latin American cultures celebrate Dia de los…

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November 2019

Tufts Jazz Orchestra

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Goddard Chapel, Tufts University, 3 The Green
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Tufts University Jazz Orchestra explores the outer limits of contemporary jazz with cutting-edge arrangements by living composers in this concert, titled "I Wish." Under the direction of Joel LaRue Smith, this concert will feature a creative mixture of jazz, soul, and Afro-Latin music. Free; no tickets required.

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December 2019

Tufts Chaplaincy Holiday Concert

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Goddard Chapel, Tufts University, 3 The Green
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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All are invited to the Tufts University Chaplaincy's annual Holiday Concert at Goddard Chapel, featuring singing by the Tufts Concert Choir under the direction of Dr. Jamie Kirsch, and organ, piano, and singing performances by the University Chaplaincy Music Director Thomas B. Dawkins.  The evening will close with a carol sing-along and festive reception. Free; no tickets required.

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Tufts S-Factor: Legacy

Monday, December 9, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Goddard Chapel, Tufts University, 3 The Green
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Tufts University a cappella group S-Factor presents its fall show, "Legacy," which will celebrating the history, impact and legacy of black people at Tufts in the year of the Africana Center’s 50th anniversary. The efforts of the Africana Center are celebrated in an exhibit at the Tufts Art Galleries, "Student-Facing, Student-Focused,” which is on display at Aidekman Arts Center through December 15.  The 1969 inception of the Africana Center was a catalyst for progressive change on campus that had…

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October 2020

Halloween Organ Concert

Friday, October 30, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Goddard Chapel, Tufts University, 3 The Green
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Tufts University Chaplaincy presents its annual Halloween Organ Concert. The 30-minute live performance will feature spooky favorites, played by Music Director Thomas B. Dawkins at the 1883 Hook & Hastings organ and Steinway piano of Goddard Chapel, plus some surprises. Tune in via the Tufts Chaplaincy YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8Aupwq2RkoHjFeZdfPFbbw/videos  

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November 2021

In Living Memory: A Concert of Stories and Songs

Thursday, November 4, 2021 @ 9:00 pm
Goddard Chapel, Tufts University, 3 The Green
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Tufts University Chaplaincy is replacing its annual Halloween Organ Concert with "In Living Memory: A Concert of Stories and Songs." Co-presented by the Tufts Latinx Center, the evening will feature organ music, performances by the a cappella groups Enchanted and sQ!, and spoken word offerings on the themes of remembering those who have passed, uplifted by the many religious and spiritual holidays this time of year, including Día de los Meurtos, Samhain, All Souls Day, and more. Students and…

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Tufts Jazz Orchestra: Feeling Good

Saturday, November 20, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Goddard Chapel, Tufts University, 3 The Green
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Tufts University Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Joel LaRue Smith, explores the outer limits of contemporary jazz with cutting-edge arrangements by past and living composers. The music is always swinging, dancing and alive! This ensemble takes an audience through a musical labyrinth of sound, images and emotion, creating a tapestry of sound, depth and intrigue. This performance will include works by Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis, Johnny Mercer, Irving Berlin and John Clayton. Note: Due to COVID regulations, live…

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April 2022

Tufts Jazz Orchestra

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
Goddard Chapel, Tufts University, 3 The Green
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Tufts University Jazz Orchestra presents its spring concert under the direction of Bill Lowe. Free; no tickets required. Due to COVID regulations, live audience attendees at Tufts Music events must present a Tufts ID or a COVID vaccination card showing that they have been vaccinated and boosted. For others, this event will be live streamed through Tufts Music Live Streaming.  

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November 2022

In Living Memory: A Concert of Stories and Songs

Thursday, November 3, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
Goddard Chapel, Tufts University, 3 The Green
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Join the Tufts University Chaplaincy, the Tufts Latinx Center, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Goddard Chapel for In Living Memory: A Concert of Stories and Songs. The evening will feature organ music, performances by Enchanted and sQ!, spoken word offerings on the themes of remembering those who have passed, and a dance performance by Tufts Ballet Folklórico. The program will uplift the many religious and cultural holidays this time of year, including Día de los…

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Tufts sQ! Presents: Tea and BisQuits

Saturday, November 12, 2022 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Goddard Chapel, Tufts University, 3 The Green
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Tufts sQ!, an all-gender a cappella group at Tufts University, presents their fall semester show, "Tea and BisQuits." Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 8:30. Come for the tea party, stay for the crooning (and BEATs).  

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Tufts Jazz Orchestra: Inner Urge

Saturday, November 19, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
Goddard Chapel, Tufts University, 3 The Green
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Tufts University Jazz Orchestra presents a concert of stunning big band arrangements of jazz, R&B, soul, Latin jazz, and music from the American Song Book. This performance includes works by outstanding composers and performers such as Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Burt Bacharach and Frank Foster. Joel LaRue Smith, director. Note: Due to university COVID regulations, live audience attendees at Tufts Music events must be prepared to present a Tufts ID or COVID vaccination card showing that they have been vaccinated…

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December 2022

Tufts S-Factor: Under Construction

Saturday, December 3, 2022 @ 6:30 pm
Goddard Chapel, Tufts University, 3 The Green
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The semester, members of the Tufts University a cappella group S-Factor have been working diligently to rediscover their sound, taking a deep dive into the foundations laid before them, while adding some new infrastructure to combat the tests of time. The results will be on display at the group's fall concert, S-Factor Under Construction. The event will also feature a special guest performance by the Ladies of Essence. S-Factor and Ladies of Essence are Tufts' only all-male and all-female a…

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Pax et Lux: A Multifaith Winter Celebration

Thursday, December 8, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
Goddard Chapel, Tufts University, 3 The Green
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Tufts University Chaplaincy and Interfaith Ambassadors are presenting a warm celebration at Goddard Chapel, uplifting the themes of peace and light. It will be a night of singing, dancing, and story-telling featuring WuZee, Tufts Choir Singers, Tufts Chamber Orchestra, chaplains and student speakers, and more. A reception of warm drinks and treats will follow on the Goddard Chapel steps. Open to the public. No RSVP necessary. Note: All guests must be fully vaccinated or wear a mask.    

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April 2023

Tufts sQ! Presents: sQooby Doo!

Saturday, April 15, 2023 @ 8:30 pm
Goddard Chapel, Tufts University, 3 The Green
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Tufts sQ!, an all-gender a cappella group at Tufts University, presents their spring semester show, "sQooby Doo!," with a guest performance by the Tufts Mimez. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 8:30.

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Public Harmony Spring Showcase

Friday, April 21, 2023 @ 9:00 pm
Goddard Chapel, Tufts University, 3 The Green
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Tufts Public Harmony presents Spring Showcase concert. Tufts Public Harmony is a club that combines music with service, bringing live music by Tufts students to community venues such as the Medford Senior Center, Courtyard Nursing Care, Christopher's Haven, the Women’s Lunch Place and Neville Place. At the end of each semester, Public Harmony presents a Showcase with members performing the songs of their choice in groups. No tickets required.  

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Tufts Jazz Orchestra: Groove Shop

Saturday, April 22, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
Goddard Chapel, Tufts University, 3 The Green
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Tufts University Jazz Orchestra presents a concert of arrangements of R&B, Afro Latin, and Great American Songbook music. This performance includes works by composers and performers John Clayton, Joe Gallardo, Cole Porter, and Earth, Wind & Fire. It will also feature special guest Okyerema Asante, the famed Ghanaian percussionist who is at Tufts for a two-week residency. Joel LaRue Smith, director. Note: Due to university COVID regulations, live audience attendees at Tufts Music events must be prepared to present a…

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November 2023

Tufts Jazz Orchestra: The Heart of the Matter

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
Goddard Chapel, Tufts University, 3 The Green
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Tufts University Jazz Orchestra presents "The Heart of the Matter," a concert of brilliant arrangements for big band of Jazz, R&B, Soul, Latin Jazz, and the American Song Book music, including works by outstanding composers and performers Count Basie, Pat Metheny, Frank Forster, Oscar Hernandez and Cole Porter. Joel LaRue Smith, director. Free to the public for in-person attendance with no tickets required. The concert also may be viewed online via Tufts Music Live Streaming.  

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December 2023

Pax et Lux: A Multifaith Winter Celebration

Thursday, December 7, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
Goddard Chapel, Tufts University, 3 The Green
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Tufts University campus neighbors are invited to attend Pax et Lux, the Tufts Chaplaincy’s multifaith winter celebration at Goddard Chapel centered on themes of peace and light. The event will highlight individuality and celebrate people’s traditions, cultures, and practices in this season through song, dance and story-telling. Community members are most welcome for a night featuring the Medford Community Chorale, the WuZee dance group, and student story sharing. Register to attend using this sign-up form.

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