Alumni, parents, families, and friends are welcome to join us for the 125th Concert of Sacred Music.
Sunday, May 5, 2019
The first Concert of Sacred Music took place in May 1895, when the students of Northfield and Mount Hermon presented a concert of gospel hymns for school founder D.L. Moody. Sacred Concert is held each spring in the Northfield Auditorium. School choirs are joined by the orchestra and the alumni who return year after year to rekindle the enthusiasm of their singing years at NMH.
There are no tickets or advance reservations required to attend Sacred Concert.
Are you interested in singing in Sacred Concert?
Any member of the NMH community is invited to perform. Even if you have not sung in a choir since you were a student, Sheila Heffernon's vocal warm-ups are carefully planned and coached in a way that will help you find your voice again.
Prefer to play an instrument?
The NMH Symphony Orchestra and Steve Bathory-Peeler welcome community members as well!
Directions to the Northfield Auditorium
- From I-91N - take exit 28A toward Rt-10.
- From 1-91S - take exit 28 toward Rt-10.
- Follow Rt-10 toward Northfield for four miles. (You will drive past the NMH campus along the way.)
- Turn left onto Rt-63 into Northfield. Stay on Rt-63 for two miles.
- Turn right onto Moody Street.
- Turn left onto Winchester Street.
- Follow the signs saying Auditorium.
Your registration fee includes meals served in Alumni Hall on the NMH campus, and music mailed to your home.
need a place to stay for the weekend? consider staying at the inn at crumpin~fox.
NMH has a block of rooms held for Musicians' Weekend at the nearby Inn at Crumpin~Fox that are available at a first-come-first-served basis.
Rooms have two double beds and are $149 plus tax. Contact the Inn by calling 413-648-9131 or reserve online using code nmhsc2018.
Music will be mailed in early April.
Friday, May 4, 7 - 10 pm
Saturday, May 5, 8:45 am - noon and 1:30 - 5 pm
Sunday dress rehearsal, May 6, 8:45 am - noon
Musicians are also invited to attend the student Concert Choir rehearsal on Thursday, May 3, 6:45 - 8 pm, in the Northfield Auditorium.
Busses will be available to transport you from the NMH campus to the Northfield Auditorium for rehearsals, and returning to NMH following rehearsals.
If you have a conflict with a rehearsal time, please let Sheila Heffernon know.
Music for Musicians
You will need to make arrangements for transportation to the NMH campus and housing for the weekend. Meals are served in Alumni Hall on the NMH campus.
Need a ride? Have room for a passenger? Sign up on the Musicians' Weekend ride-sharing board.
Following the Musicians' Dinner, performers are invited to gather for the evening and socialize at the home of Sheila Heffernon and Bill Hattendorf, next to Shadow Lake.
Registered guests are invited to all meals in Alumni Hall and the special Musicians' Dinner and social gathering that follows, and are encouraged to visit the NMH Farm.
There are also beautiful hiking trails right on campus. If your guest enjoys sporting events, check the athletics calendar. They can cheer on some of the NMH athletic teams on Saturday afternoon.
Some local attractions include:
- Kringle Candle in Bernardston is a marvelous complex that includes a restaurant, candle shop, gift shop, and chocolate shop.
- The Bridge of Flowers and glacial potholes in downtown Shelburne Falls, which features a thriving arts community (25 minutes)
- The Yankee Candle flagship store in South Deerfield
- Historic Deerfield, a museum village of restored homes from 18th-century New England
- Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory and Gardens is an indoor greenhouse facility in Deerfield that is home to thousands of butterflies, birds, insects, amphibians, and reptiles
- Hiking, canoeing, and kayaking at Northfield Mountain facilities
- Brattleboro, Vermont, has another fun and artsy downtown to explore
- Northampton has yet another fun downtown and is home to Smith College
- Amherst is home to the University of Massachusetts, Amherst College, and the Eric Carle Museum
- Keene, New Hampshire is another great college town
- The Friendly Farm in Dublin, New Hampshire, is a petting farm for children of all ages
(45 minutes north of campus, on Rte. 101)