The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Monday, February 1, 2016


Four Sundays in February Event #1
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When: Sunday, February 7th – 2:00 PM Showtime, Doors Open at 1:30 PM
Where: John M. Greene Hall - Smith College - Google Map Link

The Silver Chord Bowl 2016 will kick-off the Four Sundays in February Winter Festival Series. The legendary a cappella event that is a Pioneer Valley tradition will take place on February 7, 2016. Two-thousand concert-goers pack John M Greene Hall at Smith College to witness a showcase of the best a cappella collegiate groups in the Northeast. Opening performance by Northampton High School’s own Northamptones. Featuring the The MIT/Wellesley Toons, The Dear Abbeys of Boston University, S#arp Attitude of UMass, MIT Ohms, Zumbyes of Amherst College, and representing the home team: The Smith College Vibes (Groups subject to change). Mayor David Narkewicz and Smith College Dean of the College Donna Lisker will both be on hand to emcee this classic event.

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