Events

Chara Percussion Ensemble in Concert
Passage to An Uncharted World
July 25 & 26, 2024, 7:30 PM
Performing Arts Center
Brewster, MA

Featuring music from across the globe, the journey begins with refined masterpieces of European impressionists, and gradually moves through Spanish and African dance rhythms, to contemporary works that are evocative of nature and beauty. The concert is brought to life by mallet percussion instruments and ethnic drums, and features composers including Dvorak, Ravel, Steve Reich and Michael Burritt.

Tickets – Thursday, July 25
Tickets – Friday, July 26

Arts & Entertainment Lecture – Free
Celebrate Percussion!
Drum & Keyboard Workshop and Concert

Saturday, July 27, 2024
Morning Workshop for All Ages! (10am-Noon)
Concert, 7:30 PM
Presented by Ian Hale
Performing Arts Center
95 Southern Eagle Cartway, Brewster, MA

Join us for an vibrant percussion workshop and concert, where rhythm takes center stage and drumming knows no age limits! Everyone’s invited to Celebrate Percussion, a dynamic event guaranteed to make your heart pound and your feet tap. Get ready to explore the world of beats, grooves, and endless possibilities!”

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Recent Events

Carol Sing
December 23, 2023, 3:00 PM

Performing Arts Center
Brewster, MA

Chara Mallet Percussion Ensemble in Concert
A Classical Celebration of Joy!

Saturday, August 19, 2023, 7:30 PM
Performing Arts Center
95 Southern Eagle Cartway, Brewster, MA

Join us for a joy-filled evening of baroque and classical favorites heard through a fresh voice of mallet percussion! The concert will include excerpts of Water Music by Handel, selections from the Four Seasons by Vivaldi, two Mozart Piano sonatas played on marimba and vibraphone, organ fugues by J. S. Bach played by a marimba quartet, and other works by Telemann and Rossini. Tickets for students and youth are always Free!

Chara Percussion from Orleans, Massachusetts, seeks to bring a fresh voice to classical repertoire through percussion ensemble, exploring music ranging from early polyphony, to classical, impressionist, and contemporary works. Chara is a performing ensemble of Arts Empowering Life.

Summer Performing Arts Camps for Kids
July 10 – August 17, 2023

Performing Arts Center
Brewster, MA

EDUCATE. CREATE. INSPIRE! Arts Empowering Life presents Summer Performing Arts Camps for Kids at the new performing arts center in Brewster, MA (95 Southern Eagle Cartway). Join us July 10-August 17 for workshops for kids age K-12 in Strings (Mondays), Theatre (Tuesdays), Percussion (Wednesdays), and Winds (Thursdays). Workshops are from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. with lunch and snacks provided. (8:45 a.m. registration).

Carol Sing
December 23, 2022, 3:00 PM

Performing Arts Center
Brewster, MA

Celebrate the joy of Christmas with a festive Carol Sing at the newly completed “state-of-the-art” Performing Arts Center (95 Southern Eagle Cartway) in Brewster, MA on December 23 at 3:00 p.m.—FREE for all ages! Bring the whole family to hear stunning carols by world-renowned Gloriæ Dei Cantores, the Wind Ensemble, Chara Percussion, brass, and join in on favorite carols like Angels we have heard on high, Joy to the World, and Go Tell it on the Mountain. Refreshments for all!

For more information, call 508-240-2400

Summer Performing Arts Camps for Kids
July 5 – August 13, 2022

Performing Arts Center
Brewster, MA

EDUCATE. CREATE. INSPIRE! Arts Empowering Life presents Summer Performing Arts Camps for Kids at the new performing arts center in Brewster, MA (95 Southern Eagle Cartway). Join us July 5-August 13 for workshops for kids age K-12 in Theatre (Tuesdays), Percussion (Wednesdays), Winds (Thursdays) and Strings (Saturdays). Workshops are from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. with lunch and snacks provided. (8:30 a.m. registration).

Chara: Finding Joy Despite Circumstance
Saturday, June 11, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 12, 3:30 p.m.

Performing Arts Center
Brewster, MA

Chara Percussion Ensemble performed an immersive percussion ensemble concert featuring various dances written throughout history in times or circumstances of sorrow or suffering by composers including Bartok, Krasa and Rachmaninoff. The concert was performed at the new Arts Empowering Life Performing Arts Center in Brewster, MA. (95 Southern Eagle Cartway)

Lenten Concert
Saturday, March 19, 7:30 p.m.

Church of the Transfiguration
Rock Harbor, Orleans, MA

Chara Percussion Ensemble performed a concert as part of a Lenten Concert Series at the Church of the Transfiguration (Orleans, MA) that explored the Characters of Christ’s sorrows, and included works by Vivaldi, Handel, Mozart, Eben, and Bruckner. The series was performed both in-person and livestreamed. Read more