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The Sanctuary Concerts
At the Presbyterian Church
240 Southern Boulevard, Chatham, NJ

973.376.4946   boxoffice@sanctuaryconcerts.org 


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Six concerts, VIP seating, free events, $175 The Pick Six Music Plan

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Sat., Dec. 19, 8pm at The Bickford Theatre
6 Normandy Heights Road Morristown, NJ

Laughing for the Holidays with
Sean Altman "Jewmongous" and Carla Ulbrich
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PLEASE NOTE:  This concert will take place at the Bickford Theatre in Morristown.

What better way to relieve the stresses of the holiday season than with laughter? And we have just the ticket, two performers whose songs have been bringing hilarity to thousands coast-to-coast.


Sean Altman has created a comedy show concert called "Jewmongous" that gets big laughs. We saw this show at a music industry conference, and we were very impessed at both the performance, and the reaction from his mostly Jewish audience. You can see a demonstration of Sean's irreverent sense of humor in this video of his song, "Blame the Jews". Trust us, you won't be disappointed. Sean was the creator of the vocal group Rockapella, and his comedy work has been on NPR and stages everywhere.



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Carla Ulbrich is our professional smart aleck, well known in our area for her clever songs, wordplay and hilarious take on the world and her medical maladies. She's a regular on Doctor Demento and Sirius XM satellite radio and has toured all over the U.S. and England. Carla's wacky take on her husband's ex-girlfriends in on display in this video, "Joe's Ex-Girlfriends". You can also visit Carla's website at www.carlau.com







Please note:
Because our usual venue is obligated for the upcoming holiday, we moved this show to the beautiful Bickford Theater at the Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ 07960. There is plenty of parking.


Tickets: $25

Sat., Jan. 2, 8pm in Chatham

Frank and Friends: Reuniting the Les Paul Trio
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Each Monday for more than a decade, three musicians made magic on Broadway creating the sound behind legendary guitar wizard Les Paul at the Iridium Jazz Club. Sanctuary friend Frank Vignola was a member of that trio, and he and his bandmates Lou Pallo on rhythm guitar and bassist Nicki Parrott are coming to The Sanctuary.

This will be one of the very few times that the Trio has played together since Les's passing in 2009. In the tradition of the Les Paul shows, we will have some surprise musicians joining Frank on stage. Les dipped into all kinds of music at his shows, so we'll hear everything from folk to rock, jazz to Django while having a lot of laughs along the way.

Frank Vignola has a funny and dynamic personality on stage, and each of his performances is a show to remember. Last year his concert with us filled the room with great guitar chops. The Les Paul shows were the best kept secret in New York City for more than a decade. In Chatham on New Years' weekend, the secret is out.


Tickets: $25


Sat., Jan. 16, 8pm
in Chatham


The Hillbenders: Tommy, A Bluegrass Opry

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There's been some impressive chatter in bluegrass circles about a group from Missouri, The Hillbenders, who have been performing a show they call "Tommy, A Bluegrass Opry." That's right, imagine The Who's epic work from 1969 played in a roots style with solid harmonies and world-class stringed musicianship. Through the help of one of their biggest fans, we're able to catch them on a rare visit to the East. Rolling Stone has many good things to say about this great take on a rock classic. One review of their live festival show reads:

"... the Missouri-based quintet unleashed their grassy revisions of the Who's songs on a late-night crowd, pulling off the ambitious experiment with impressive precision. Full of windmilling arms, intricate harmonies and creatively composed layering, the production was theatric, odd and intriguing in a most excellent way. The band took turns narrating the tragic life story of the deaf, dumb and blind boy, hitting a high-water mark for excitement with the furious banjo roll of 'Pinball Wizard.' It was a surreal moment for lots of reasons, including watching English folk hero Richard Thompson pumping his fists and howling at the foot of the stage like he was still 20 years old. C.P."

They have a fresh and distinctive sound, and for a sample, give a listen.


For this show we're offering a special discount. The single admission is $25, but for groups or two or more seats are $20 each, per purchase.

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2.27 Cheryl Wheeler

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