Schedule 2023

This is a significant year for us: our 25th anniversary! Provincetown is known internationally as a cultural center of the visual and literary arts. Please join us this year in proclaiming that Music is Art! 


Our concerts are presented at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House of Provincetown (236 Commercial Street) on Sundays at 5pm in one of the finest acoustic halls on Cape Cod. The Meeting House was built in 1847 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. The historic and rare trompe l'oeil walls and unique atmosphere provide the perfect setting for great music. There is something for everyone at Great Music on Sundays @5


Tickets are available online through Click on the TICKETS links below for each event. Advance ticket sales end at midnight on the day before the concert. Tickets are available at the door before the concert begins. 


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  • Broadway: Curtain Up!

    July 16th

    Broadway: Curtain Up!

    favorite songs from great musicals

    GMS@5 Broadway ensemble

    John Thomas   music director & pianist

    Brilliant entertainers from Cape Cod and beyond come together for a special presentation of our concert series’ signature event: a Broadway extravaganza! The curtain rises on our 25th concert season with a dozen performers offering songs with pizzazz and elegance from musicals throughout the decades. 

  • A Thousand Golden Strings

    July 23rd

    A Thousand Golden Strings

    Baroque music for viola de gamba, harpsichord & salterio

    music by Marais & Couperin & salterio music from Chile

    Marc Armitano Domingo   viola de gamba & salterio

    Frederick Jodry   harpsichord

    Experience 18th century musical textures with a wide variety of string instruments, from the scintillating delicate sounds of Couperin’s harpsichord music to the plaintive expressiveness of Marais’ glorious writing for viola de gamba. A rarely heard instrument makes a special appearance: the salterio, a large dulcimer of psaltery, strung in brass (alas, not gold!), and played in this concert with finger picks. An altogether sonorous treat of the much beloved sounds of the Baroque era.

  • The Hyannis Sound

    July 30th

    The Hyannis Sound

    Cape Cod’s finest a cappella since 1994

    charming, talented & fun!

    The Hyannis Sound is a professional a cappella group comprised of ten college-aged men from all over the country. Every summer, they convene on Cape Cod and spend their days rehearsing and performing at a variety of private and public events across the Cape and in the greater New England area. In recent years, the group has amassed a social media presence of over 1.2 million followers across platforms. Their efforts on the popular social media app, Tik Tok, have led to being noticed by celebrities Ben Platt, James Taylor and even a virtual collaboration with Alicia Keys. The group's repertoire is almost entirely different from summer to summer and spans genres and decades, making their performances great for everyone from ages 5 to 95. Founded in 1994, the group has been a Cape staple for nearly 30 years, and the Hyannis Sound is now something that ten guys are lucky enough to call their full-time summer job. Whether putting on their weekly concert series on the Cape or performing at weddings or birthday parties, the group is ultimately united by their passion for singing and bringing smiles to people's faces wherever they go. Their annual performances in the Great Music on Sundays @5 concert series are always memorable.

  • Harmonies Across Cultures

    August 6th

    Harmonies Across Cultures

    exceptional compositions by notable Latino, Black American & English composers

    Red Door Chamber Music

    Eric Maul   flute

    Jeffrey Thurston   violin

    Monika Veress Woods   clarinet

    Craig W. Combs   piano

    Guaranteed a memorable experience for all music enthusiasts and those seeking new horizons, Harmonies Across Cultures offers a diverse range of musical genres and styles: John Rutter's Antique Suite, Paquito D'Rivera's lively Latin dance rhythms, haunting melodies by William Grant Still, the elegant classical style of Florence Price, and Samuel Coleridge Taylor's iconic Deep River.

  • Miscast Broadway!

    August 13th

    Miscast Broadway!

    a gender-bending celebration of musical theater

    GMS@5 Broadway ensemble

    John Thomas   music director & pianist

    Experience delightful interpretations of songs from Broadway musicals performed by singers… in roles they might never otherwise play! Traditional casting turned on its head! A unique celebration of musical theater.

  • Music Is Art

    August 20th

    Music Is Art

    “Music is life itself.” – Louis Armstrong 


    John Thomas & Craig Combs   piano 

    Frederick Jodry   organ 

    Trish LaRose   vocals 

    Ken Field   saxophone 

    Eric Maul   flute 

    This curated event is the centerpiece of our 25th concert season, created and presented in association with Berta Walker Gallery – our first business sponsor – and Berta Walker, our earliest and most consistent advocate of Great Music on Sundays @5.

    Painters such as Whistler, Klee, Mondrian, Matisse and Kandinsky used music to create their iconic works. Musicians have been inspired to compose legendary music based on paintings by Van Gogh, da Vinci, Warhol, Botticelli, Kahlo, Hokusai, Seurat and more. Walter Pater wrote in 1877, “all art constantly aspires toward the condition of music.” And music itself IS art. This truly will be a one-time music event to remember and savor. Celebrate with us!

  • Codependent Broadway!

    August 27th

    Codependent Broadway!

    drama queens and kings! we’re nothing without you!

    GMS@5 Broadway ensemble

    John Thomas   music director & pianist

    A dozen divas and divos go over the top with the best of Broadway's great canon of codependent songs (there are so many!), with surprise guests!

  • Dazzling Treasures: Beethoven & Haydn

    September 3rd

    Dazzling Treasures: Beethoven & Haydn

    two composers from two generations who heard the future of classical music

    Red Door Chamber Music

    Eric Maul   flute

    Craig Combs   piano

    Luke Krafka   cello

    Thomas Collum   violin

    We celebrate early works of Beethoven and Haydn. Beethoven's Op. 1 No. 1 Piano Trio, written at 25, displays his youthful vigor and virtuosity. Haydn's Flute Trio in D Major, Hob. XV:16, showcases a step forward in piano trio development during his middle age. These two works display the mastery and creativity of two great composers, one young and one in his prime, who laid the foundation for music to come.

  • Music without Borders

    September 10th

    Music without Borders

    traditional sounds, modern interpretations

    Basel Zayed   piano, ‘oud & vocals

    Takaaki “Taki” Masuko  percussion

    Ken Field   saxophone

    John Thomas   piano

    Basel's music evokes hope, justice, freedom, and peace. He takes the listener on a tour through the old city of Jerusalem, where he was born, lived most of his life, and learned the Arabic music tradition from a unique and diverse community and family heritage of hundreds of years. His compositions come from the tradition of Maqam (a Middle Eastern musical scale system), Al-Shia’r Al-Hurr (free verse), Mawazeen (Arabic time signatures), Irtijal (vocal and instrumental improvisations), and Taqaseem (an improvisation form that entails a particular composition mastery).

    Percussionist and improvisor Takaaki “Taki” Masuko’s drive to discover what sounds lie in wait inside things, images and feelings has infused his musical voice with distinctive flavor. He is an unconventional and versatile drummer with a passion for twisting time, banging on metal objects to hear their colors, and blending the old and borrowed with the bold and new.

    Musical guests Ken Field and John Thomas add their unique musical colors to this concert that is sure to transport the ears and soul of the listener to places far away in location and time yet close to the heart of humanity.

  • Broadway: Curtain Call!

    September 17th

    Broadway: Curtain Call!

    the big finales of the biggest shows

    GMS@5 Broadway ensemble

    John Thomas   music director & pianist

    A fitting finale to our 25th season, we conclude with another Broadway music spectacle with a dozen singers who love to perform songs from musicals famous and obscure. One big finale after another… musical fireworks on Broadway!

  • The Colors of Music

    June 25th

    The Colors of Music

    celebrating our 25th season


    Craig Combs & John Thomas   piano

    Arian Carlos & Trish LaRose & Pamela Murray   vocals

    Ken Field   saxophone

    Eric Maul   flute

    Frederick Jodry   organ

    Our silver jubilee concert season begins with an exciting and unique event that uses music to evoke emotions and colors within us. From bright melodies that educe orange and yellow to deeply resonant minor key pieces conjuring blue and violet in our minds, the journey through the artist’s color palette features composers who see colors in their music and vibrant melodies from around the world and through the centuries.


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