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Portsmouth Peace Treaty Centennial Concert Series

The Portsmouth Men's Chorus, celebrating its 5th anniversary in 2005, assembled an impressive and diverse series of concert programs to allow Seacoast singers and instrumentalists to celebrate the Portsmouth Peace Treaty Centennial in their own, distinctive way.


The 15-week Portsmouth Peace Treaty Centennial Concert Series, organized by the Portsmouth Men's Chorus and its founder Terrie Harman, allowed a diverse assembly of Seacoast and regional musicians to highlight some of the churches and performance venues that played a role in the 1905 Peace Conference.  Each Sunday afternoon at 3 pm, a different performer or group presented a free concert in a different Seacoast location.

For the programs, performers and photos from each concert, click on the links below:

Jul 10, Seacoast Community Chorus, First Congregational Church, 149 State Rd, Eliot

Jul 17, Angel Band/Kelly Hathorne, flute, First Congregational Church, Kittery Pt, ME

Jul 24, Chorus Boston (Japanese language), North Church of Portsmouth, Portsmouth

Jul 31, Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra, The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth

Aug 7, Japanese Musical Artists, South Church, Portsmouth

Aug 14, Catherine York Knowlton, piano; St. John's Episcopal, Portsmouth

Aug 21, Larry Simon and Jazz Friends, United Methodist Church, Portsmouth

Aug 28, New Hope Baptist Church Gospel Choir, New Castle Congregational Church

Sep 4, Nevers' 2nd Regiment Band, Service of Peace re-enactment, Christ Episcopal Church

Sep 11, Massed Choirs, 'Ode to Joy' from Beethoven's 9th, 'Portsmouth Peace Hymn' World Premiere, Portsmouth High School Auditorium

Sep 18, York First Parish Congregational Church Men's Choir, Women's City Club, 375 Middle Street, Portsmouth

Sep 25, John Perrault & Friends, United Methodist Church, 60 Dow Highway, Eliot ME

Oct 2 Amare Cantare/Opus 39, Green Acre Baha'i Conference Center, Eliot ME

Oct 9, ARC Trio, Rye Congregational Church, 580 Washington Street, Rye

Oct 16, Portsmouth Men's Chorus/Portsmouth Women's Chorus, South Church, Portsmouth

The concert series was made possible thanks to The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation,  Portsmouth Ministerium, The Women's City Club and:


Ahlgren,Perrault & Turner PA 

Centrix Bank & Trust  

Consul General of Japan in Boston 

Foreign Motors of Durham, Inc. 

Kensington Stobart Gallery 

McLane Law Firm   

Mulhern & Scott, PLLC  

John & Sharon Osborne  

Pax World Funds   

Synergetics Worldwide.Inc. 

Robinson Boesch Sennott & Aeschliman, PA    

Mr. & Mrs. Cyrus B. Sweet III


Liberty Mutual Group  

New England Homes, Inc.

Terrie Harman and Tom McCarron 

M. Christine Dwyer & Michael Huxtable

Jeffrey & Elisabeth Robinson 

Mr. & Mrs. Donald Taylor


Buyer's Brokers of the Seacoast 

Law Offices of Justin C. Caramagno, P.A.

Jim & Gail Carolan  

Ray Cornils

Lois Fonda   

Ganz Law Office

The Rev. Dr. Robert W. Golledge 

Eric & Constance Johannessen

Allen Lurvey    

Bob & Nancy Merriman  

Murphy Auction & Realty  

Dennis Paul Robillard, Inc.  

Jean Sawtelle   

Mr. & Mrs. David Sanderson  

Mr. & Mrs. John Butler Smith 

Gerry S. Weidema   

The Woodland Group  

Woodland Professional Associates


Susan Anderson   

John & Irene Bush

Suzanne & Richard Garrison 

Ann H. Graf

Jaci and Otto Grotte  

Lyle & Phyllis Harman

Bob Haft    

Shel & Elaine Krasker  

Helen & Richard Kruppa  

The McCurdy Family  

Nita Messina   

Money Law Offices, PLLC

Ethel Mundy   

Susan Rakaseder

John Robinson & Lis Anderson 

Judy Ringer

Tom Roy   

David A. Taylor

Heather & Len Thomsen  

Matthew Tufts

Jody White

For a month's view Calendar, click here.



© Richard Haynes
Haynes Images

For information about ordering fine art prints of this Treaty Centennial symbol, and other commemorative items, click here.


Twitter.com: @PortsmthTreaty

To learn more about the Japan-America Society of New Hampshire

Mailing address:
82 Court Street
Portsmouth NH 03801

To join the Japan-America Society of New Hampshire online, click here.

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For information about the Russia Society of New Hampshire, write to
PO Box 177
Concord NH 03302-0177

For a Russian-language description of the Treaty exhibit click here.

For the Russian-language Library of Congress description of the Treaty of Portsmouth, click here.


 News and Links

To learn nore, the following books are available, click here to order:

Heroes & Friends: Behind the Scenes of the Treaty of Portsmouth by Michiko Nakanishi

There Are No Victors Here: A Local Perspective on the Treaty of Portsmouth by Peter E. Randall

Also available, click here for ordering:


An Uncommon Commitment to Peace Exhibit Catalogue published by the Japan-America Society of NH

Blessed Are the Peacemakers: The Service of Thanksgiving for the Portsmouth Treaty, September 5, 1905 by Marina Grot Turkevich Naumann

Original 1905 newsreel footage on DVD

Treaty of Portsmouth 1905-2005 book of reproduction historical postcards.

The Portsmouth Peace Process: Guide for Teachers by Northeast Cultural Coop

Portsmouth Peace Treaty Trail

For hours, directions, details on the Portsmouth Historical Society museum where the Portsmouth Peace Treaty exhibit is displayed, click here.

For hours, directions, details on Strawbery Banke Museum and the Shapiro House, owned by one of the founders of Temple Israel who figured in the Treaty citizen diplomacy, click here.

For information about Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and Building 86 where the formal negotiations were held. click here.

For more information about Wentworth By the Sea Hotel, where both delegations stayed, click here.

For more information about Green Acre Bahai School and Sarah Farmer's commitment to the peace process, click here.

The Portsmouth Public Library maintains an micorfilm archive of local newspapers and an index of the relevant Treaty reporting and other related materials. The archive of original newspapers, photographs and other documents is maintained by the Portsmouth Athenaeum.



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