Sounds of the Seacoast was founded in 1979 as the Harbor Belles by Jim Dodge, a long-time barbershopper from Dover, NH (and father of Wendy McCoole our Director). In keeping with the style of barbershop music (unaccompanied, four-part a cappella harmony), Sounds of the Seacoast enjoys singing and performing a variety of music including standards, pop tunes, gospel songs and selections for the holidays.
Talk Years: 2022
As our need for offshore oil and gas dwindles, offshore wind has become one of the fastest growing energy sectors globally, but not everyone is excited about their development. Marine conservation biologist Emily Hazelwood reimagines what the future of ocean energy might look like.
Despite record numbers of medical student graduates, we are running out of doctors. Dr. Rafael Grossmann offers an intriguing and unexpected answer to why the current system of medical education is keeping us away from our doctors and worsening the burnout crisis in healthcare.
Sexual pleasure for younger women and girls is often considered taboo rather than an opportunity for health and empowerment. Dr. Robin Buckley, challenges the misconceptions by asking, “What would happen if you gave your daughter a vibrator?”
Musician and educator Russ Grazier Jr. shares how amateur music ensembles can become close-knit communities, providing an antidote to the loneliness faced by many older adults in today’s modern world, while improving the health and well being of older adults.
As humanity is increasingly faced with complex global challenges, knowing about our world is more important than ever. High school senior and nationally-ranked Geography star Sean Cheng explains how geography is critical to making informed decisions on wars, pandemics, and climate change.
Once you’ve done all the reading, and podcast listening, and attended the protests- what’s the next step in your personal racial justice journey? Educator and sociologist, Dr. Stephanie Bramlett provides a practical path forward for people of all races.
Architect Todd Hanson dedicated his career to understanding the needs of individuals with physical and emotional challenges. But what did he really understand? He found out when he was diagnosed with a degenerative neuromuscular disease that left him unable to walk or speak.
As society unpacks what police reform means John challenges the culture within policing that believes cops who need mental health support are weak. He shares that asking for help actually takes courage and is what real cops are made of.
In this honest and inspiring talk, Angel Simone takes you on her journey of coming out as gay to her evangelical community, the effects of gay conversion therapy and the deconstruction of her faith.
As a dedicated mom of a skateboarder, and the co-chair of the skateboard park committee in Portsmouth, NH, Amy-Mae Court has seen proof that skateboarding teaches resilience, community building, and more. In this lively, uplifting talk she shows you how it’s done.
Bridges connect communities and are essential to our social fabric, but guess what else they can do. Engineer, Dr. Erin Santini Bell, shows how we can reimagine the job of bridges to make the most of our public investment in infrastructure.
With humor and an array of horrible sounding vintage recipes, Julie Machado shares the story of losing her job and starting a YouTube channel, where she found Jello contains the secret to not only changing her life but yours too.