Friday, April 6, 2001
Come one and all to the Patriots Day Ball
One of the Patriots Day events that should not be missed is the Annual Patriots' Day Ball, to be held on Saturday, April 21, from 7:30 p.m. to midnight, at the Concord Armory on Everett Street. This Concord tradition dates back to 1875.
The evening's entertainment will range from live music and dancing with the band "The Classiques," to the more traditional performances by various fife and drum corps including the Concord Minutemen. There will be light refreshments, a cash bar and door prizes.
The evening's festivities will conclude with the grand finale of performances and the midnight march to Concord Center where ball participants will witness the re-enactment of Dr. Samuel Prescott's ride on horseback to the Wright Tavern.
Suggested dress is semi-formal attire, ceremonal or military uniforms or 18th-century costumes.
Tickets are $20 per person. Tables can be reserved for a party of ten for $200. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Laura Chelton at 1-978-369-9599.
Bedford Choral Society spring concert
This Sunday at 4 p.m. singers from over 11 communities will join soloists and orchestra in a gala celebration of Handel's "Messiah" at the Bedford High School.
Four outstanding soloists have supported the society with their presence through the years. Boston-bred Jayne West, lyric soprano, is known from coast to coast and recently returned from Belgium. Maria DiStefano, contralto, is one of Bedford's brightest stars. Wayne Rivera, tenor, is artistic director of the Connecticut Community Opera Co. based in Hartford and chairs the opera department at the Hartt School of Music. Robert Wilber, bass, frequent soloist with the society, comes to us from New York. He will make "All Nations" shake with his mighty dramatic voice.
Singing the Messiah, first performed in April, 1742 is a fitting way to approach Easter. Tickets are $10, $8 for seniors and students and may be purchased at the door. The auditorium is handicapped-accessible.
Concord Chamber Music Society presents the Muir String Quartet
The Concord Chamber Music Society will present an afternoon concert featuring the world-renowned Muir String Quartet on Sunday, May 6. The quartet features Peter Zazofsky and Lucia Lin on violin, Steven Ansell on viola and Michael Reynolds on cello. They will perform works by Haydn, Dvorak and Barber. The quartet appears annually in major chamber music series worldwide.
The concert begins at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 6 at the Trinity Episcopal Church on Elm Street, Concord. Admission is $16, and $8 for seniors and students. Tickets are available at the Concord Bookshop and at www.concordchambermusic.org.
Project Bread sponsors Walk for Hunger
Despite a strong economy, hunger continues to increase across the state. Concerned citizens are currently working with Project Bread to recruit participants for the Walk for Hunger, which takes place on Sunday, May 6. Proceeds from the Walk will provide funds for nearly 400 emergency food programs throughout the state.
Walkers can walk all or part of the route, which weaves through Boston, Brookline, Newton, Watertown and Cambridge. Registration for the Walk for Hunger will take place on Sunday, May 6, from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Boston Common. The MBTA will offer free rides to walkers with registration forms between 6 and 9 a.m. on any subway, bus, or commuter train. Leadership sponsor for the Walk for Hunger are Au Bon Pain, Fleet, Raytheon and Stop & Shop.
Project Bread is a nonprofit community organization dedicated to alleviating, preventing and ending hunger in Massachusetts. To learn how you can participate in the Walk for Hunger, contact Project Bread at 1-617-723-5000.
Former resident will lecture on fossils
On Monday, April 9, the Concord Land Conservation Trust will present a public lecture by Professor Farish A. Jenkins, Jr. of Harvard University on "Form, Function and Fossils: Reconstructing Life in the Past." The lecture will be held in the CCHS auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Jenkins is curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology and teaches anatomy at Harvard Medical School. His lecture will be the last in a series of three co-sponsored by the Concord Land Conservation Trust and Harvard University dealing with the theme of "Evolution and Structure in Biology." All lectures are free and the public is welcome.
Chamber concert in Westford on April 13
The Parish Center for the Arts proudly presents an all Vivaldi program: "Il Proteo" double concerto, "Concerto in Re Minore" for viola d'amore, and "The Four Seasons" on Friday, April 13, at 8 p.m. The doors at the center on Westford Common, 10 Lincoln Street, open at 7:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended. Call 1-978-692-9192 or email PCA@Westford.com for more information. Tickets are $14 for members of the Westford Historical Society, $18 for non-members, $5 for teens, and under 13 free.
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