Nahant Historical Society

41 Valley Road, Nahant Massachusetts 01908 781-581-2727
Gift Shop
Contact Us

Ellingwood Chapel, in Nahant (unless otherwise noted)
or call Jim Walsh at 781-367-2007

Ellingwood Chapel
Photo: Megan Demit, NHS Collection

Friends of NHS
Ellingwood Concert Series

We need the support of our friends.
Become an ECC friend and Join the
Friends of the Ellingwood Series

Admissions alone do not cover the full costs of our concerts. So please, be a Friend for $100, Player for $250, or best of all, an Angel for $500!

Friends of Ellingwood
Special Instructions
  • Friend $100 (2 complimentary tickets)
  • Player $250 (5 complimentary tickets)
  • Angel $500 (10 complimentary tickets)

“Friends” of the Ellingwood Concert Series will enjoy the satisfaction of sharing this music with the community, while supporting the ongoing restoration of the Chapel, and sponsoring special outreach concerts. Friends will be recognized on the program and with special events. Because so many of you support us, we are able to keep the the series going. Thank you!

If you don’t wish to pay online, you can download a printable donation form (pdf)
Please fill out the downloadable form
and make your check payable to: Nahant Historical Society
Ellingwood Series and mail to:
the Nahant Historical Society
Ellingwood Series
41 Valley Road, Nahant MA 01908
If you work for a company with a matching gift program,
please forward its matching gift form with your contribution.
For more information on the series,
please contact Jim Walsh at 781-367-2007
or email

“This intimate stone hall, with white stucco and stained-glass windows, sits atop a small hill rising from Nahant Bay. It is an ideal setting for chamber music”

Alex Ludwig, The Boston Musical Intelligencer


Solar Winds Quintet

The end of summer finds the Solar Wiinds Quintet playing a program "Made in the USA" featuring compositions by American composers celebrating summer while it still lingers in our memory.

Sunday September 25, 2016 4-5:30 PM


In the summer of 2014  we had the pleasure of hearing acclaimed guitarist Neal Fitzpatrick play a selection of pieces for solo guitar and duets with his collaborator, Elaine Thomas. He commented that the acoustics in the Ellingwood Chapel were among the most perfect he had experienced for solo guitar and, that afternoon, Neal made the most of them.

In the summer of 2015 guitarist John Marsh Bigelow sat center stage at Ellingwood and played a program that explored the lute as well as the six and eleven string guitar. John’s narrative on the transition from lute to guitar to his own invention of the eleven string guitar was warmly received by a larger audience. They had heard how wonderful Neal was and were delighted that he’d started what might become a tradition.  And so it has…

On Saturday, August 27 at 8PM, Santiago Diaz will take his seat and lift a knee below his classic Spanish guitar for a program entitled “From Bach to the Romance of Spain: A Journey on Six Strings.” Mr. Diaz made his own journey from Mexico to the New England Conservatory of Music. He has performed at Jordan Hall and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and now comes to Nahant for an evening of magic.

The magic of Mr. Diaz will be enhanced by the now completed new lighting at the Ellingwood Chapel. Saturday evening, August 27 at 8PM. Reservations by responding to this email or calling Jim Walsh 781-367-2007.

A note from series organizer Jim Walsh: We offer free concert admission to all students accompanied by a parent or other adult. The Nahant Historical Society and its Ellingwood Concerts are committed to providing an opportunity for students to taste the fine wine of good music and no laws will be broken by sharing this wine with our young people.

Ellingwood Chapel