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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Silver Chord Bowl 2019 A capella Invitational


Silver Chord Bowl 2019 A capella Invitational


Sunday, February 3rd – 2:00 PM Showtime, Doors Open at 1:30PM


John M. Greene Hall, Smith College, 60 Elm Street Northampton, MA 01060


The first Sunday in February will be devoted to the 35th Silver Chord Bowl, the oldest and most respected collegiate a cappella show case in the region, hosted in John M. Greene Hall on the Smith College campus, part of the Four Sundays in February winter arts series presented by the Northampton Arts Council.

This years event will kickoff with a performance by Northampton High School’s very own Northamptones, followed by performances by 6 groups from colleges and universities around the Northeast. This year we will see the On the Vox from Berklee College of Music, Dartmouth Aires, Tufts sQ!, Amherst College Zumbyes, MIT Ohms, and Smith College Smiffenpoofs. The Silver Chord Bowl will be hosted by Smith College Dean of the College, Susan Etheredge and Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz. Performances subject to change.

How Much?

Premium Admission (Reserved seating in the front section of the Orchestra) - All Ages - $35 (Available through BrownPaperTickets Only)
General Admission (First come, first serve) - All Ages - $15

DAY OF AT John M Greene Hall Box Office - opens at 1:15pm
Premium Admission (Reserved seating in the front section of the Orchestra) - All Ages - $40
General Admission (First come, first serve) - All Ages - $20

Ticket Outlets?

Premium Admission and General Admission Click hereBrown Paper Tickets or call 1-800-838-3006

General Admission Tickets Only
State Street Fruit Store in Northampton, Cooper’s Corner in Florence , A.J. Hastings in Amherst,

DAY OF AT John M Greene Hall Box Office. opens at 1:15pm.

Event Sponsored by?

Silver Chord Bowl 2019 Headline Sponsor: Smith College 

Silver Chord Bowl 2019 Media Sponsors: NEPR, Daily Hampshire Gazette, The Republican/Masslive, Northampton Community Television

Silver Chord Bowl 2019 Organizational Sponsors: Smith CollegeNorthampton Arts CouncilCity of Northampton, Massachusetts Cultural Council


Parking is difficult around John M Greene Hall, please refer to the map below. Please be sure to give yourself enough time. PARKING: On Sunday, there is free on-street parking. All of Northampton's municipal lots are free EXCEPT for the downtown parking garage. Smith College parking lots and the Smith College garage on West Street are complementary and open to the general public. There are also lots at Forbes Library, the Northampton Senior Center, and the World War II Club.

There is accessible parking and an accessible entrance with a ramp on the right side of John M Green Hall at Smith College. Please refer to the above map for details.

We encourage wheelchair accessible guests and one companion to purchase general admission tickets. Please refer to the seating map below for Wheelchair Accessible seating for patrons. The Wheelchair accessible places have no seat, they are a space for a wheelchair. However, there is a seat for one Wheelchair companion of the guest to accompany a guest with a wheelchair. If you have any questions please contact Brian Foote, or call 413-587-1069.

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