Music at Moody

Co-sponsored by the KVCC Center for Civic Engagement and the KVCC Foundation, Music at Moody showcases local and regional musical talent through an annual concert series.  Established in 2014, Music at Moody provides audiences with an opportunity to enjoy many genres of music in the beautiful space of Moody Memorial Chapel.

Our beautiful Chapel hosts a custom sound system, a beautiful grand piano, and–of course–our famous Skinner Organ.  Come enjoy our space and our musicians!  Admission is free, though we gladly accept donations to help support our initiatives!

Contact Mark Kavanaugh at for more information.

2019-2020 Concert Series

Jesse Feinberg and Joshua DeScherer

Saturday, October 19, 2019

7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Long-time collaborators Jesse Feinberg, piano, and contrabassist Joshua DeScherer both bring their lifelong experience as musicians to a duo performance that defies classification. Drawing from jazz, popular music, classical chamber music, and experimental improvisation, tonight’s performance will present familiar music in unexpected company by blending the dance hall, the concert hall, and the jazz club.

Joel Watson

Saturday, November 9, 2019

7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Joel Watson is a Maine born guitarist/songwriter and former member of the Mid-coast Maine based rock band, The 220s.  His passion for music has spanned many years and over the last decade he has been writing and performing in many genres of music.  In recent years Joel has been developing his own brand of intricate fingerstyle instrumental guitar and will be showcasing a mix of original instrumental music as well as beloved songs spanning the last five decades.

Harold Stover on the Skinner Organ

Thursday, December 12, 2019 (Snow Date – December 17)

7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Harold Stover’s recital career spans more than half a century and includes appearances on most major New York series, at Westminster Abbey in London, the National Cathedral in Washington, Harvard and Princeton Universities, and many other distinguished venues. His compositions include organ and choral music are heard in churches and concert halls throughout the USA.  He has been featured as organist, composer, and lecturer at regional and national conventions of the American Guild of Organists and has made ten appearances on Pipedreams, the nationally-syndicated program of organ music broadcast locally on Maine Public Radio.

Music will feature French noëls and other music for the season by Alexandre Guilmant, Claude Balbastre, Harold Stover, and others.

Yellow Brick Road: Tribute to Elton John

Friday, February 21, 2020

7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

One night only, the Elton John tribute will perform as a trio! This is the same format Elton John performed with in the early 70’s! Hear Elton’s music performed as it was originally intended!

Gerald Brann,  Mark Kavanaugh and Kevin Ostrowski perform in the internationally performing tribute, “Yellow Brick Road a tribute to Elton John.” This group has played everywhere for the better part of 2 decades to countless sold out shows!

Bring your crazy glasses and feather boas and, of course, your dancing shoes and celebrate the high energy, grooving music of Elton John!

Rich D’aigle

Friday, March 20, 2020

7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Rich D’aigle has spent almost 40 years with a guitar in his hand, and has played it around the world. After years of study, including a Bachelors Degree in Jazz and Contemporary Music from the University of Maine, Rich has played and sang with a multitude of musical groups of numerous musical genres which ranged from Rock, Blues and Jazz, and has shared stages with the legendary James Brown,  and a long list of Jazz greats. He has recorded and received numerous awards as a guitar player and as a bass player as well.  Twenty years ago, his focus turned to all things that Swing, focusing heavily on the guitar genius, Django Reinhardt, who, along with violinist Stephane Grappelli, formed the original Hot Club of France in 1937.   Rich’s voice has gathered him as many fans as his guitar picking, his smokey, throaty soulful growl evokes the tones of Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller and Tom Waits. That said, his set list knows no boundaries, and is dotted with Swing Jazz Standards the songs by Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles.

Rich was one of the Intermountain West’s most sought after guitar instructors, he has coached film and television actors and members of popular groups Neon Trees, The Used and many more.  Rich once headed the Jazz Guitar dept. at Westminster College in Salt Lake City his extensive teaching career has made him a popular guest artist for improvisation workshops and masterclasses. Somewhere between studying music, playing live and teaching, Rich has found the time to become a luthier, and started D’aigle Handcrafted Instruments in 2003.

In 2014 Rich found his way back to his home state of Maine. A man of many voices, Rich also has a studio in Greenville where he does professional voice over work and has clients from around the globe!

Performing at Moody Chapel

Moody Chapel is a beautiful setting for nearly any sort of concert, recital, or performance.  We encourage anyone who wishes to use the facility for any expressive art to get in contact with us!

The Chapel has a built in wireless microphone system for speakers and announcements.  In addition, we have a full PA system boasting 16 channels and over 4000 watts of power.  We are currently in the process of building a more robust backline to support our acts, see the section titled “Supporting Music at Moody” if you want to help!

While our Chapel is available for rent to host any event, Music at Moody is a specific initiative of the KVCC Center for Civic Engagement.  Music at Moody exists to bring Maine-based artists to the stage to enculturate and enrich our students and community.  Artists who are interested in performing in the Music at Moody concert series should contact Mark Kavanaugh.  The terms of performing usually entail a guaranteed amount or 75% of the donations collected, whichever is higher.

Money earned by Music at Moody through donations is used to maintain the Skinner Organ, the grand piano, and to purchase additional supporting equipment for the venue.

Archives from Music at Moody

This space is currently being developed to provide a pictorial history of the Music at Moody concert series.

Supporting Music at Moody

In collaboration with the KVCC Foundation, Music at Moody is a non-profit entity to which donations can be made.  Please contact Mark Kavanaugh if you are interested in making any donations to support Music at Moody.

Music at Moody welcomes corporate sponsorships of any single show or season.  We are actively welcoming any company that would like to partner with us on this.

We are currently seeking donations of professional grade microphones, mic stands, xlr cables, etc.  Please contact Mark Kavanaugh if you would like to support this effort.

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