Canterbury Shaker Village to Host Concert & Cocktails

On Saturday, December 3 at 4:00 p.m., Canterbury Shaker Village will host Concert & Cocktails, a holiday string quartet concert with Symphony NH, the first of several ‘Merry Merry Canterbury’ events. Concert & Cocktails is made possible with support from Coaches Collective International, Cambridge Trust, and Betsy & Bruce Stefany.

“We are thrilled to have the Symphony NH String Quartet for this special concert,” said Leslie Nolan, executive director of the Village. “Their performance will complement the beautiful and festive atmosphere of the Village during the holidays.” 

Concert & Cocktails

Concert & Cocktails includes a festive reception at 5:00 p.m. featuring farm-to-table appetizers by The Rustic Gourmet and a signature cocktail by Cold Garden Distillery. Tickets are $75 and may be purchased at shakers.org/symphonynh

Other ‘Merry Merry Canterbury’ events include a performance by Canterbury Singers on Sunday, December 11 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. At this performance, free although donations are encouraged, Canterbury Singers will sing holiday Shaker songs.

“We also have tours during the weekends through December 18, so there is plenty to still see and do at the Village,” said Nolan.

Featuring 694 acres of forests, fields, gardens, nature trails, and mill ponds under permanent conservation easement, the Village is designated as a National Historic Landmark with 25 restored original Shaker buildings and 4 reconstructed Shaker buildings. Canterbury Shaker Village is a member of the NH Heritage Museum Trail, which connects the public with culturally rich heritage institutions in New Hampshire. For more information about The Trail, visit nhmuseumtrail.org.