‘A Not So Silent Night’ gives local musicians stage at Picture House


Shep Solimine performs on stage at the Picture House.

The Pelham Picture House hosted its annual “A Not So Silent Night” concert on Saturday, giving local musicians the chance to perform in the big auditorium.

This family-friendly holiday concert featured more than 15 of the region’s best musicians, including Andrew Cole and the Bravo Hops, the Not So Silent Night Carolers, the Acapelicans and Stellar Wolves on the stage of the Main Hall. 

“It was pretty scary playing all by myself, but it was so fun, and I’m really happy I did it,” said Shep Solimine, who performed a solo of “White Christmas.”

This was the third year for the holiday show. Due to the pandemic, the event was held virtually in 2020.

The goals for the Picture House were to give people the chance to watch their friends and to provide local artists with the opportunity to play in front of a big crowd. Spreading holiday cheer was also part of the plan.  

“I decided to do it because I’ve always wanted to perform music but never found the right timing to do it,” said Tim Lyons, who performed with his sister.