Ashmont Hill Chamber Music Series US Map & Phone & Address
All Saints Church, 209 Ashmont St, Dorchester, (617) 436-6370
A semi-regular series of Sunday afternoon concerts featuring small ensembles and choral music. Tickets are around $10, with discounts for students and senior citizens. Subscriptions are available too.
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