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Programs

The PCA is your local destination for first-rate rock, jazz and classical concerts, art exhibits, comedy shows, theater, barn dances, and a variety of other activities and classes. We have something for everyone, as you will see below.

Check Upcoming Events for our latest schedule. Follow our Facebook page or sign up for our email list to be informed of events.

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Art Gallery

Each month during our regular season, the PCA hosts an Artist of the Month, displaying their art on our main hall and gallery walls for appreciation by all event attendees. An art reception provides an opportunity to meet the artist. We also host gallery hours on Sundays from 12 – 2 p.m.


Chorus

The Westford Chorus is open to all community members. Weekly rehearsals are held at the PCA, with holiday and spring concerts held in nearby venues.


Classes

The PCA hosts various classes offered by local instructors, including yoga, art, music, and sound workshops. Some are organized in multiple sessions over several weeks, other are “drop-in.”


Art Classes

Please contact instructor directly for more information.

Drop In! Adult Creative Motivation Workshop

Get out of the house and join fellow artists for motivation and fun. Exchange ideas and information. Your art, your craft, whatever it is!

Every Thursday morning, 9:30 – 11:30 AM, starting September. $5 drop-in fee per session. Contact Gail Flannery at 978-692-4560 or watercolor7@verizon.net for more information.


Sound workshop

Superior Sound Workshop – FREE!
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Instructor: Rick Posch

Adults & Teens – gain hands-on skills with the PCA’s sound system. Appropriate for all levels of experience: course is custom-tailored for each student’s experience level, beginner through advanced.

Please register in advance by calling 978-692-6333. Limit 6 students. FREE.


Yoga

Classes offered by Shekhinah Yoga.

As part of the Kripalu tradition, Shekhinah Yoga empowers people to realize their full potential through the transformative wisdom and practice of yoga. Inviting the breath to lead movement enables the practitioner to develop a sense of compassionate self-awareness, inviting us to open up and let go. Leave class with a sense of calm and well-being. Both moderate and gentle multi-week sessions are offered. Suitable for adults and teens. Please bring a yoga mat.

Payment is due at beginning of session. For further information, or to register, contact: Nancy Dorenfeld, BA, RYT Kripalu certified Yoga instructor (978-692-5713; ndorenfeld@gmail.com), or visit shekhinahyoga.com


Comedy

The PCA’s perennially popular comedy series brings the best of Boston comedy to the Merrimack Valley. From ImprovBoston to singer/songwriter Don White, our comedy series are a great opportunity to share many laughs with your family, friends, and neighbors.


Community Events

From Open mic nights to Karaoke, from Barn/Contra dance to Teen Arts nights, our community events offer you a variety of ways to express your talent, support your friends and neighbors in expressing theirs, and just having a good time in a comfortable, convenient setting close to home. Beginners encouraged, so don’t be shy.


Barn Dance

Bring the whole family for a fun-filled afternoon of dancing and music in a friendly, informal atmosphere. Both family-friendly (Sunday afternoon) and Saturday evening sessions are offered monthly.

No experience necessary.


Open mic nights

Second and Fourth Sundays, September thru June at 6:30 p.m.

Come out to the PCA and share a song, tune or poem with a roomful of supportive listeners. All ages and talent levels are welcomed. If you have never played in front of an audience before this is a great place to start. If you are an old hand at performing this is a great place to meet other performers and share your talents with new performers. We also have a professional or semi-professional featured act at each open stage that plays for about a half hour. From September to June we do the full blown open stage with a professional sound system, stage lights and all. We take a break in July and August.

$5 cover charge benefits the PCA
Hosted by John Ferullo (e-mail: openmikes@johnferullo.com)


Concerts

The PCA features an amazing variety of concerts, so there’s sure to be one that suits you. Most are family-friendly and many allow you to bring your own food and drinks. All you need to do is gather your family and friends and come on over. Tickets are often available at the door, but it’s best to purchase online for our most popular concerts.


Chamber

Our chamber music series offers beautiful and moving classical music in an elegant and charming setting. Offered on Sunday afternoons and generally one hour in length, the chamber series is an accessible and family-friendly way to enjoy classical music.

Artistic Director: Shay Rudolph


Folk and World

New for 2018-2019! A celebration of traditional and folk music from across America and abroad, the new Folk and Roots series brings outstanding musicians to the PCA stage. Celtic, Indian, Americana, Blues, each concert is a testiment to the universal appeal of traditional and acoustic music in this technologically advanced modern age.


Jazz

Featuring the best in the New England area jazz scene, the PCA jazz series brings America’s musical legacy to life by showcasing a variety of traditional and contemporary jazz artists, from big band to Latin jazz. Our proximity to the renowned Berklee College of Music gives us access to some of the best jazz in the world. Past performers such as Esperanza Spalding have gone on to win Grammy awards and national acclaim.

Cafe-style seating. BYO food and drinks.


Piano Heritage

Celebrating the grand history and status of the pianoforte in the Western classical tradition, our piano series perfectly complements the charming setting of the PCA. Generally held on Sunday afternoons, PCA solo piano recitals are 60-90 minutes in length, making them a perfect way to introduce the whole family to the art and beauty of this amazing instrument.

Artistic Director: Bonnie Anderson


Rock and Blues

Leave the kids at home, let your hair down and hit the dance floor! A guaranteed good time, BYO drinks and food, and close to home – what more excuses do you need? But buy tickets soon, these concerts almost always sell out.


Teen Arts (WTAC)

Westford Teen Arts Council – Celebrating 18 Years of Rockin’ the PCA!

If you’re a teen with an interest in music, performing, being a sound technician, or just hanging out with your friends, Westford Teen Arts Council (WTAC) is the place for you! We produce open-mic shows primarily for performers in grades 8-12 (but all are welcome). This student-run organization embraces music of all types: jazz, classical, acoustic, rock, and even spoken-word and poetry.

Check our social media sites for future show dates! We plan to have shows roughly every six weeks from October to June, with loads of opportunities for you to perform or just come and support your friends. Sometimes, however, school conflicts or other events cause us to modify our schedule. To keep up to date, find us on Facebook by following Westford Teen Arts Council – WTAC (www.facebook.com/ParishWTAC) or check the PCA Events Page.


Theatre

The Nashoba Players, an independent community theatre group, serves audiences for over 40 years along the Northern Masschusetts/Southern New Hampshire border. Open to people of all levels of experience, The Nashoba Players typically produces 3 shows a year.

Visit www.nashobaplayers.org for each show dates, tickets, and audition page if you’d like to be involved. Check the PCA Events page for show dates. Call 978-760-3510