The Sanctuary Concerts
is an acoustic music series featuring well-loved national and
regional performers. Our concerts take place at the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township, NJ, two Saturdays of every month from September
through May, at 8:00 PM.
The Sanctuary Concerts, Inc., is a nonprofit corporation run by a
group of music-loving volunteers. Here is a list of
our past concerts.
acoustic music is a diverse and lively assortment of musical styles,
every form of music that clever and creative musicians can write and
from a capella to comedy to blues, bluegrass, klezmer, folk/rock, and
the work of
Our concerts take place in the beautiful sanctuary space of the Presbyterian Church of
Chatham Township. The space is airy and
the room is fully wheelchair-accessible. Most concerts will include a
performer and an opening act. The ticket price includes desserts and
coffee at intermission.
We'd love to see
you at an upcoming concert.
Sheldon, concert chair
Here are some kind words people have sent us:
You guys do everything right! Lucy Kaplansky
Thanks for such a great job in producing this
show... Lee Olsen (agent for David Bromberg)
Thanks so much for really knowing how to run, promote and organize
a concert. Cherish The Ladies
Could I live at The Sanctuary? Annabel B.
I was speaking with a friend recently, who is a
professional musician, and we agreed that the Suzanne Vega concert we
saw at your venue in May was one of the top five concerts we've ever
seen. She played perfectly, and because of the venue and the sound
quality we got it all. -John Byron Kuhner, The Gothamist
I just wanted to tell you, I had the time of my life
at the Colin Hay concert last Saturday night. As always Sanctuary
Concerts are warm and make everyone in attendance feel comfortable (if
you're lucky enough to rent a pad). George U.
I loved the concert and fyi the “handling" charge alone for 2 Police
tickets at Madison Square Garden is more than the price of one ticket
for a concert at the Sanctuary. Keep up the good work! Renny A.
This year’s concerts were wonderful. It is a gift to all of us that
you do this. Thank you. Cindy S.
You should be very proud of yourself for the great line-up and
enthusiastic crowds who flock to The Sanctuary. There were a lot of
good vibes at the shows we attended, and we left each concert feeling
fortunate to have been there. Jane C.
That is an absolutely incredible line-up. It already uses up 8 on my
Pick 6! You have outdone yourself! Ken K.
On behalf of the silent ones in the folk-Americana
music community in northern NJ, thanks to Sanctuary Concerts for your
effort, work, and production. Colin M.
This is a wonderful series always, and a pleasure not to have to drive
into Manhattan! Jane O
You put on some terrific shows -- we're looking forward to hearing
some more great music! Denise and Keith
My wife and I love what you are doing. Great venue,
great music. Nick F.
The concerts are a true joy. Cindy S.
You are great to do this for the whole community! A terrific
cultural service. Kathy H.
We are retooling our entertainment $ this year, no
more $$$$ NJPAC and Jazz at Lincoln Center -- we have always had a
ball with you folks at multiple locations . . . plus when was the last
time Wynton Marsalis invited me to an ice cream social?!?
I had an amazing night seeing Loudon Wainwright again and the time of
my life seeing Tom Chapin and staying for a meet & greet; it was truly
one of the best nights of my life. Thank you so much, Suzanne
We talk up the Sanctuary Concerts to our friends all
the time, it is definitely one of the gems in the local music scene.
Peter and Lisa A.
Thanks so much for hooking us up for a ride to the
train station. What a wonderful concert and a great venue!! We look
forward to returning to the Sanctuary again soon. All best from NYC,
Susan & David S.
I believe this is the end of our current Pick Six so
we will be signing up for a new one… has to be the best deal
anywhere!!!! Kent B.
This is my fourth Pick Six reservation for this
season and the plan is working so well for me. It is comforting to
make the hour's drive up from South Brunswick knowing I will have a
great seat to enjoy a wonderful artist. It will soon be time for me to
purchase a new Pick Six set. As always, thank you so much for your
dedication to the music I love, and your tireless work that results in
so many memorable evenings. John H.
Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all the work you do for
the Sanctuary concerts. We thoroughly enjoyed Jonathan Edwards
Saturday night! With all the stresses of today's world, it is
wonderful to have a peaceful inexpensive evening surrounded by nice
people. Susan K.
The flexibility one has in choosing which concerts
to attend (and, of course, the many fine artists to choose from) plus
the choice seating makes your concert series a "must" subscription to
me. In addition, the audience appreciation concerts and your
much-more-than "little gesture" of a free seat at the last concert are
terrific bonuses and are much appreciated. Evan C.
We loved the show last night. Not only Eric Andersen but also the
whole vibe of the community you've created. It was very special and we
thank you for doing it! Alexandra M.
"Delightful" would be the appropriate word for both
the venue and music and production. See you again soon, I hope!
It truly was an AWESOME experience for my friend and
me. I think back to that evening with a big smile on my face. :D
We had a great time at the Roger McGuinn concert. He was outstanding.
Pete Fornatale, too. Gorgeous venue. Terrific job by you !! Bennett P.
Every aspect of the evening was handled with care and
professionalism. Thank you for your efforts in bringing world class
talent within our reach, and great job on sound stage taking the worry
away from the performers so they can do what they do best, perform.
to the Many People Who Make The Sanctuary Concerts Happen:
Sheldon: Booking, ticket sales, Web page, concert chair.
Dodds: Door sales, bookkeeping, and money matters.
Ticketing and kitchen.
Del Vecchio: Sound and tech director.
Deleon: Kitchen and intermission.
Hinkes: Flyers and questionnaires.
Mark Performer hospitality, CD sales.
Mark: Kitchen and intermission.
Publicity, front-of-house, kitchen and intermission.
Roth: Publicity, kitchen and intermission.
Kitchen and intermission.
Front of house, artist hospitality.
Publicity, front-of-house, kitchen and intermission.
Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township, our host.
Marriott, Basking Ridge, NJ,
which offers a deep discount to our performers and visiting audience
Olesko and Bill Hahn, WFDU
And all the folks at WFUV.
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