Al Stewart, Dave Nachmanoff Perform Saturday

The folk-rock musician said the church 'feels like a concert hall' when he takes the stage.

The Sanctuary Concerts present famed folk-rock singer and songwriter Al Stewart in concert Saturday.

Over the past 40-plus years, singer-songwriter-guitarist Al Stewart has created and continues to make sonic art that's not afraid to venture outside of the pop-music beaten path. The Scottish legend—who grew up in England and now lives in California—will bring his singular talents and historically themed classics to Chatham Oct. 27 when he performs as part of The Sanctuary Concerts music series.

Stewart said of the venue, "It doesn't feel much like a church; it feels like a concert hall. I am not tempted to sing hymns."

Stewart is in the middle of a series of performance dates taking him to different parts of the nation, sometimes alone, with a band or, as will be the case in Chatham, with his frequent road accompanist, guitar whiz and major Stewart fan Dave Nachmanoff.

The concert begins at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township. Tickets are available for $25 by calling (973) 376-4946 or emailing boxoffice@sanctuaryconcerts.org.

The price of admission includes coffee and desserts at intermission.

Sanctuary Concerts and Chatham Patch teamed up to offer one free pair of tickets to the first person who can correctly answer the trivia question below:

Al Stewart, who performs Saturday at The Sanctuary Concerts, is known for his hit songs “The Year of the Cat” and “Time Passages.” He is less well-known for his only movie appearance, which is captured in the second photograph above. What was the movie, and what was Al’s role?


Congratulations to this week's winner, who correctly answered that Al Stewart appeared in The Bee Gee's “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” as one of Al Stewart was one of dozens of rock stars billed as “Our Guests At Heartland.”


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