Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
CHATHAM TOWNSHIP CHURCH WAS SITE FOR MANY GREAT ACTS
The Sanctuary Concerts, a long-time Morris County venue for folk, jazz, pop and eclectic music, and which brought many big name and extremely talented performers to a small church venue in Chatham Township, has ended its run.
Shows by the likes of Al Stewart, John Prine, Dave Mason, Ruthie Foster, Southside Johnny, Felix Cavalieri, Richie Havens, John Sebastian and many others at the Presbyterian Church on Southern Boulevard will be no more.
In a poignant note to its loyal followers, who routinely filled the church for the shows, organizers wished Sanctuary Concerts fans a farewell:
“With considerable regret and many fond memories, we have decided that The Sanctuary Concerts will be ending its 16-year run.
“As many of you know, our presenter, Mike Del Vecchio, has been battling serious health issues since last year. The many roles of a presenter – booking, presenting, producing, administering, and schmoozing – are just no longer possible for him, even
with the enormous help of the Sanctuary volunteer staff.
“We hope that, like us, you will always remember the fun and the spirit of The Sanctuary — the “swanky seats,” the Ice Cream Fairy, the $1 CD Sale, the “kitchen concerts,” and the hundreds of incredible Sanctuary performers including:
“Wasn’t that a time?
“Our greatest regret is that we will not be seeing you for our regular Saturday-night gatherings of folk music and friendship. Thank you all for you enthusiasm, loyalty, and support. Together, we created something extraordinary. Art ain’t eternal, but our memories will be.”
For more on the Sanctuary Concerts, visit Morristowngreen.com