Orchestra 2001

 Orchestra 2001 presents "Towards the Flame: American Luminaries," a collection of pieces that represents the incredible diversity and vitality of contemporary classical music today. With one piece dating  from the 1990s and four from the 21st Century, each work is scored for a version of the Pierrot ensemble (flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano, plus percussion) first used by Arnold […]

Music and Cocktails Under the Stars: A Neighborhood House Soiree

Join us to celebrate Christ Church Neighborhood House! Neighborhood House has served populations in need and the immediate Old City community since opening its doors in 1915. Today, it is a performance venue and gathering place through which Christ Church Preservation Trust supports arts programming and cross-disciplinary performing artists through subsidized performance and rehearsal rentals. […]

A Revolutionary Christmas

Back by popular demand! Join Christ Church historian and guide Neil Ronk for an authentic colonial  experience as he considers the angst and awe that surrounded Philadelphia's most illustrious citizens and visitors during the Christmas season of 1776.  The candlelit trip through time will lead guests under the church's original 1744 chandelier, past the pews of […]

Christmas Eve Cantata

Baroque strings, oboe, and our new Fisk organ in J.S. Beach's spectacular Cantata Schwingt freudig euch empor ("Soar joyfully aloft")

Tales of Holiday “Fear” in Revolutionary Philadelphia

Fear and political intrigue filled the city's streets during the Christmas seasons of 1775, 1776 and 1777. On January 4 and 11, hear some of the historic district's finest guides share stories and read from the firsthand accounts of Revolutionary Era Philadelphians. The candlelit evening event, held in collaboration with Christ Church Preservation Trust, will […]

The Boomerang Kid

Next on the Neighborhood House stage: The Boomerang Kid Moving in with your parents has never been funnier! The Boomerang Kid follows Adam Blum, a 23-year-old college graduate who does what every Communications major does after college: he moves back in with his parents.  It has now been over a year and he always seems […]

Time Passes

Time Passes is an ongoing collaboration between Brooke O'Harra and Sharon Hayes that takes the audio book of Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse as its spine. On February 2, it comes to the Neighborhood House stage!   The performance is an 8-hour continuous event with Brooke, Sharon, their kid Alice, and their dog, Cosmos. Interested […]

Anne Carson Presents “Lecture on the History of Skywriting”

Christ Church Neighborhood House 20 N. American Street, Philadelphia

Poet Anne Carson will perform a "Lecture on the History of Skywriting" with her collaborator Robert Currie and Faisal bin Ali Jaber, an engineer from Yemen whose brother-in-law and nephew were killed by a U.S. drone strike in 2012. This event, held in the Neighborhood House theater, is free and open to the public. Space is […]

Marvin’s Room

  Marvin's Room, a darkly comic story of family commitment amidst despair, opens at Neighborhood House on March 22.   When Bessie, a caregiver for her aunt and father, is diagnosed with leukemia, she asks her estranged sister Lee to be a potential bone marrow donor. Lee travels to visit her family with her two troubled […]


“Ceremony of Physicians and Musicians”: An After-Hours Tour Presented by Tempesta di Mare and the Burial Ground

Christ Church Burial Ground 5th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia

Presented with Tempesta di Mare as part of the Philadelphia Baroque orchestra's Great Books program, this event introduces the themes of Le Malade Imaginaire (Jean-Baptiste Moliere's play The Hypochondriac with incidental music by Marc-Antoine Charpentier) through the grave markers of famous doctors buried here. $10. Buy tickets here or at the Burial Ground gates (Attendance […]

Bill Quigley Book Talk

Christ Church, Philadelphia commemorates the 150th anniversary of the death of Reverend Benjamin Dorr, rector during the Civil War years, with a presentation from Bill Quigley, author of Pure Heart, a biography of Dorr and his son.

Peter and the Duck

Christ Church Neighborhood House 20 N. American Street, Philadelphia

This Halloween season, reimagine the symphonic fairy tale “Peter and the Wolf” with John Jarboe of the Bearded Ladies Cabaret and Revolution Winds. A kids’ show at 2 includes masks and singing, and an adult show at 8 includes cake and cocktails.

Revolutionary Christmas

Christ Church 2nd and Church Streets, Philadelphia

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Sharp Dressed Man

Christ Church Neighborhood House 20 N. American Street, Philadelphia

Baltimore-based Sharp Dressed Man is bringing their Holiday Suit Giveaway to Philly! The organization will be giving away up to 250 men's suits to dress those in need this holiday season.  Sharp Dressed Man will have 250 tickets available on a "first come, first served" basis available the morning of the event. Only those with a ticket […]

The Parea Song Project

Christ Church 2nd and Church Streets, Philadelphia

  The Parea Song Project and members of the Nathan Hale High School Choirs will present a free choral program in the Christ Church sanctuary. Featuring music by Cortlandt Matthews, the performance will include the world premiere of "Resignacion."