A blog about movies and the Sturbridge area, including The Brookfields, Brimfield, Charlton, Holland, Wales, and Spencer as well as adjacent towns.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Rimscha Concert Series is over for this year.

It was a lovely evening for the grand finale of the Rimscha Concert Series. The performers all seemed to be enjoying themselves as did the audience. Helen and Peter Morin were joined by Soprano, Suzanne Nance and local singer, Patricia Morin-Haggerty.

The evening started with a lovely Abiononi adagio and then Suzanne Nance came out and sang from Richard Strauss’ Four Last Songs. Ms. Nance was joined by Patricia Morin Haggerty for Con Te Partiro to end the first part.

All returned for a beautiful rendition of Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring. Then, Helen and Peter played The Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso of Saint-Saens. They finished with the 1812 Overture leaving the audience only to visualize fireworks as the cannon could be heard via Peter at the organ.

The program was dedicated to Peter and Helen's friend, the late Mark Boudreau who, "loved life and the arts." He had a character only overshadowed by his heart according to the program.

So that's it for now. You are on your own until October 17, 2009, when renowned bass-baritone, Gregory Sheppard will be the guest.

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