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Seacoast Sessions 2019-20

From Apr 05, 2020 to Apr 05, 2020

New Hampshire Theatre Project 2019-2020 Season


A series of intimate concerts & interviews

with host Kathleen Somssich

Our final Seacoast Sessions on April 5 has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Watch for Seacoast Sessions in the 2020-2021 Season!!

Sundays @ 2 pm

959 Islington Street, Portsmouth NH

All tickets $20

For information, call 603-431-6644

October 6 - Randy Armstrong, World Fusion Music
December 8 - Jeff Warner, American Traditions
February 2 - Russ Grazier, Jazz
April 5 - Angelynne Hinson, A Singer's Journey

Seacoast Sessions was created in 2018 by Genevieve Aichele and Kent Allyn to honor seacoast performers who have regional, national and international reputations.  Other than bars and restaurants, there are very few concert venues on the Seacoast that feature local artists.  New Hampshire Theatre Project offers audiences a rare opportunity to see and hear master performing artists in an intimate setting, and with the help of a moderator, learn about their professional histories and how they mastered their craft.

April 5
Angelynne Hinson
A Singer's Journey: From Showtune to Hymn Tune

Accompanied by Charlie Blood & Dimitri Yiannacoupolos

The Wizard of Oz, My Fair Lady and the Greek Orthodox Church – what could these things have in common?  All were early and strong influences on Angelynne Hinson’s career as a singer and performing artist.  Join her on a musical journey that will take you from Broadway to the nightclub to the recital hall in New Hampshire Theatre Project’s final Seacoast Sessions for the season: A Singer’s Journey: From Showtune to Hymn Tune. Hosted by Kathleen Somssich of WSCA Radio, Seacoast Sessions honors seacoast performers who have regional, national and international reputations and offers audiences a rare opportunity to see and hear master performing artists in an intimate setting, and to learn about their professional histories and how they mastered their craft.  Joined by two well-known masters of the keyboard, collaborative pianist Charlie Blood and jazz pianist Dimitri Yiannacopoulos, Angelynne will present an afternoon of curated favorites – from showtune to jazz tune to hymn tune – and also chat about her life as a professional artist, musician and educator.
For more than 20 years, Angelynne Hinson has performed in regional theatres, churches and concert halls. She has collaborated with many artists throughout her career including founding an award-winning jazz a cappella quartet (White Noise), a critically acclaimed classical duo (Sirens’ Song) and a consortium of recital/theatre professionals (Vocollage).  A sought-after church soloist, Angelynne has appeared regularly at the First Church Christ Scientist (The Mother Church) and Central Reform Temple, Emmanuel Church Newbury Street, both of Boston. Currently she sings regularly with Cantata Singers of Boston and is the summer soloist at Little Harbor Chapel in Portsmouth.
As an educator, Angelynne has worked with hundreds of students in her 20+ years as a voice instructor and mentor.   She developed and implemented voice and music composition curricula for Arts in Reach, Cantata Singers, and York County Regional Fine Arts Program. As a senior artist in residence for Maine School Administrative District 60, she teaches the VocalExel program for gifted and talented singers. Currently Angelynne develops therapeutic singing programs for people with Parkinson’s, COPD and other breathing related deficiencies.  She has been a featured speaker for programs sponsored by Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital and Riverwoods Durham.

Angelynne has been active as an arts and culture advocate in the seacoast serving on the boards of The Music Hall, Discover Portsmouth, and Portsmouth Athenaeum. Currently she is the NH representative for Choral Arts New England.  For four years she was an active DJ for Portsmouth Community Radio programming 3 weekly shows featuring music from Medieval to Motown.  She lives with her husband Edward in Portsmouth and travels frequently to the UK where she visits her daughter currently at university in St. Andrews, Scotland.  Angelynne is a graduate of Harvard University and UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law. 
Angelynne will be accompanied by Charlie Blood, an adjunct piano instructor at Southern New Hampshire University, Director of Music at the New Castle Congregational Church and collaborative pianist for the Manchester Choral Society; and Dimitri Yiannacopoulos, a staple of the Seacoast jazz scene who has collaborated with many Seacoast musicians including bass player Jim Howe, saxophonists Jim Trefethen and Danny Harrington, and vocalist Sharon Jones.



Angelynne Hinson

Jeff Warner

Kathleen Somssich, Host

Randy Armstrong

Russ Grazier

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