What is a Themed Concert?

A Themed Concert is a live performance, about an hour long, of music and stories. Between songs, I might describe an interesting aspect of the composer's life, popular culture or history of the time, or tell something funny about the song.

“Working with Sarah Clay is pleasure! Her good organization, quick yet thoughtful communication, and excellent preparation makes program planning a snap. Add to that her wonderful singing, and you have yourself a winning event that is easily assembled and sure to please. - Matthew Jaquith, Librarian Springfield City Library

As a performer and educator, I make each Themed Concert experience both informative and entertaining. Have fun while you learn new stuff!

“The music was gorgeous, and the stories were fascinating! Really made the songs come alive! - Mike Jones, a happy audience member 

Pergola at South Hadley LibraryThe songs are connected by a theme, giving continuity to the program. I select and research songs that fit the theme, using a wide variety of sources.

“Huge stage presence. The crowd loved it. Two weeks later I am still hearing people comment about Sarah's presentation.”  – Desi Smelcer, South Hadley Public Library 

Who hosts Themed Concerts?

Themed Concerts work well in libraries, senior centers, historical sites, museums and house concerts. If your audience likes to learn a bit while being entertained, this will be a great fit. I can integrate your collection of musical materials or special history of your organization into the program.

Grant Funding

MA Cultural Council logoThemed Concerts can be funded by a Massachusetts Local Cultural Council grant. I'd be happy to work with you to apply for funding from your town. Annual application deadlines are usually in mid-October.

"Professional and easy to work with. I cannot speak more highly about Sarah!” 
– Desi Smelcer, South Hadley Public Library

Conway Public LibraryLet's bring a Themed Concert to your audience. Contact Sarah today!