Sunday, May 4 2014

Format: 2014/07/29

Sunday, May 4 2014

Greasy Luck! The Whaling World of the Charles W. Morgan

In celebration of the relaunching of the last surviving wooden whaleship, Lyman Allyn presents Greasy Luck! The Whaling World of the Charles W. Morgan.

The exhibition, which runs from September 21 through June 8, 2014, will look at how whaling—its myths and reality, risk and reward—left its mark on Connecticut and American identity.

In the 1800s, friends and family gathered on the docks to wish “greasy luck” for a successful voyage to departing whaleships.

 

To most people, whales were mysterious creatures.  Yet whaling was big business.

 

The thousands of barrels of oil the whalers brought home made ports like New London and Mystic some of the wealthiest places in the young nation, supporting a wide array of dockside occupations.

 

A Journey for the Soul: The Music of Fauré and Whitacre

 

Chorus Angelicus & Gaudeamus joins the combined choirs of St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church of Hartford, and Dr. Ezequiel Menéndez, organist and Director of Music at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, to bring to life one of the most cherished of choral masterpieces: the intimate, peaceful and loving Requiem by French composer Gabriel Fauré, and, magnificent choral works by the internationally acclaimed American composer Eric Whitacre.

Fauré’s beloved Requiem, a lullaby of eternal rest and an expression of resigned thanksgiving, features organ, mixed chorus and two soloists.

Portions of Defying Gravity, which Chorus Angelicus recently performed under the direction of Eric Whitacre and Stephan Schwartz at Lincoln Center, will be showcased. Gabriel Löfvall, director. 

May 4th at 4PM

 

Lisa Williams

 PSYCHIC MEDIUM, AUTHOR AND TV STAR, LISA WILLIAMS, TO PROVIDE HEALING MESSAGES FROM THE BEYOND AT SCSU’S LYMAN CENTER

 

New Haven, Conn.Join internationally renowned medium and clairvoyant Lisa Williams as she shares her unique and miraculous ability to communicate with those who have passed on and delivers messages from the “other side” at Southern Connecticut State University’s Lyman Center on May 4 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Williams is a psychic medium, healer, and star of the Lifetime TV hit shows, “Life Among the Dead,” “Voices from the Other Side,” and “Lisa Williams Live.” Williams is also the author of Life Among the Dead and The Survival of the Soul, and has appeared on a variety of television shows such as “Oprah,” “Good Morning America,” and “The Today Show.” Last year, she launched the Lisa Williams International School of Spiritual Development in Los Angeles where she helps students with her personal, hands-on method of teaching. A second school is due to open later this year.

 

In addition, Williams hosts her own weekly radio show on blogtalkradio.com, and consistently posts about her life and spiritual philosophies on her interactive website. She also offers workshops and courses in developing psychic ability, intuition and meditation, and is currently writing a new book about soul mates.

 

Performing live readings for audience members throughout the show, Williams will share her knowledge of connecting with Spirit, and understanding messages from our loved ones to help give closure and aid in the healing process.

 

Seating is reserved, and tickets to see Williams are $60 for VIP Meet and Greet, $40 for Main Section seating, and range from $20-$30 in the Upper Section seating. For more information, call Lyman Center box office at (203) 392-6154 or visit www.lyman.southernct.edu and www.lisawilliams.com. Purchase of a ticket does not guarantee a reading.

 

Damn Yankees – The Red Sox Version

Batter up! Just in time for baseball season comes the muscular musical comedy about a Red Sox super-fan who is transformed into a star slugger after he makes a deal with the devil — and his sexy associate, Lola. Goodspeed re-imagines a Broadway classic that swings for the fences, no matter which team you root for. In the game of love and baseball, you gotta have "Heart" — but watch out for "Whatever Lola Wants."

April  11-June 21, 2014

Wed/Thurs 2:00 & 7:30, Fri 8:00, Sat 3:00 & 8:00, Sunday 2:00 & 6:30

 

 

Worlds of Dance Concert

Introduction to Dance and beginning dance students perform works of various styles including Bharata Natyam (South Indian classical dance), jazz, and hip hop

 

 

Senior Recital-Adam Johnson

A senior music recital by Adam Johnson, “Welcome to Beckham Hall (or So Long and Thanks for All the Books).”

 

Korean Traditional Music Concert

 The Wesleyan Korean Drumming Ensemble, under the direction of Chunseung Lee,  performs a dynamic mixture of the traditional percussion music of Korea, including the complex and extravagant rhythms of Moon Gut, Samdo Sulchangoo, Samdo Samulnori, and Daechwita, a traditional Korean marching-band style that was part of the guarding parade for the kings and queens of Korean dynasties.

 

 

Bobby Valentine discusses Baseball at the Trumbull Library

Join us for Bobby's colorful impressions, opinions, and memories from all of baseball: high school, college and professional; managerial and media! Drop in.

For more information about Trumbull ‘s One Book One Town book selection and event schedule visit here.

 

 

TO REMEMBER AND UNDERSTAND

 THE EXHIBIT WILL UTILIZE NEWS ARTICLES, PICTURES AND PERSONAL STORIES TO RECOUNT THE HISTORY OF ITALIAN MIGRATION TO HARTFORD.

 

Eastern Connecticut Symphony & Chorus Concert

The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra concludes the 2013-2014 concert series on Saturday,
May 3, 2014 at 8 PM at the Garde Arts Center in New London.  ECSO Music Director, Toshiyuki Shimada
conducts a program which involves the participation of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus of 80
singers and 90 musicians.  Featured are Mozart’s Divertimento in D Major, Vaughn Williams Serenade to
Music
conducted by Mark Singleton, ECSO Choral Director, Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms and the
incomparable Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.  Mark Singleton will present the pre-concert chat.  Members of the
audience are invited to a free post-concert reception. 

Tickets to this concert sponsored by Olde Mistick Village and CCR Wealth Management are available on line
at
www.gardearts.org  or through the ECSO office at 860-443-2876.  Discounts are available for seniors, students,
and active military personnel in selected seating areas. Students can purchase $12 rush tickets at the door.  For
information about the 2014-2015 season, access the website at www.ectsymphony.com.

 

 

Legally Blonde The Musical

 Legally Blonde The Musical

April 24 - May 4, 2014

Book by  Heather Hach Music and Lyrics by  Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin Based on the Novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Motion Picture Main Stage Series
Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre

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OMIGOD, You Guys!  The international award-winning hit Legally Blonde The Musical is coming to Connecticut Repertory Theatre. College sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods can handle anything. So when her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her for someone “serious” she decides to follow him to Harvard Law School and win him back. Case closed.  With some help from newfound friends and her Chihuahua Bruiser, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style. This all singing, all dancing romantic comedy is about knowing who you are and celebrating what you’ve got! Legally Blonde The Musical, based on the hit film starring Reese Witherspoon, will be directed and choreographed by Gerry McIntyre, winner of the 2013 Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Best Choreography for CRT’s production of Hairspray. Legally Blonde The Musical is the most fabulous musical around. The verdict? This much fun shouldn’t be legal!

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ThursdayApril 24, 7:30 pm - Preview

FridayApril 25, 8:00 pm - Opening Night

SaturdayApril 26, 2:00 pm

SaturdayApril 26, 8:00 pm

WednesdayApril 30, 7:30 pm

ThursdayMay 1, 7:30 pm

FridayMay 2, 8:00 pm

SaturdayMay 3, 8:00 pm

SundayMay 4, 2:00 pm

 

OIL + WATER Group Show

Kehler Liddell Gallery is pleased to present its spring group show, OIL + WATER, from Thursday, April 24 through Sunday, May 25, with an Opening Reception on Friday, May 9 from 6pm - 9pm, and several events coordinated with Westville’s 17th annual ArtWalk on May 10: Art Yard Tag Sale, Children’s Event: Oil and Water Painting. The show will feature work by all 25 Kehler Liddell Gallery member artists. This unique collaboration of the Gallery's painters, photographers, sculptors, and installation artists presents diverse interpretations of these icons of opposites—oil and water. The Gallery is located at 873 Whalley Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut. Gallery hours are Thursday through Friday from 11:00am - 4:00pm: Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am - 4:00pm. For more information, visit our website, www.kehlerliddell.com, or call 203.389.9555.

 

Embodiment: A Movement Workshop

Movement and Contact Improv for Academics and Creatives

Special Guest Instructors: Chloe Faith Urban and Irene Shaver

 

Westville’s Kehler Liddell Gallery presents “Embodiment: A Movement Workshop,” with special guest instructors Chloe Faith Urban and Irene Shaver, on Saturday and Sunday, May 3- 4, from 9am to 3pm. In this two-day intensive workshop, participants will explore movement and creative play to enhance overall health and well-being. The workshop costs $125, with registration at kehlerliddell@gmail.com. Need-based scholarships may be available. 

 
 

Art & Craft Fair

Eastern Connecticut Ballet will be hosting a fun-filled weekend complete with an impressive TAG SALE on Saturday, May 3 and an Art & Craft Fair on Sunday, May 4, featuring 35 Artisans! Admission is FREE and both days include Kids’ activities, a Basket Raffle and Food Concession.  Both the Tag Sale on the 3rd and the Craft Fair on the 4th are from 10-4 pm.  As a non-profit ballet school, ECB relies on fundraising efforts to support scholarship and performance programs.  The school is located at 435 Boston Post Road, East Lyme.

 

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum to Launch Young Writers' Competition in Area Schools

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is launching a Young Writers' Competition among students from area schools to encourage creative thinking and writing and introduce mid-to-late 19th century history and the arts to tomorrow's museum audiences.

Steve Berry, New York Times best selling author (#1 internationally) and his wife Elizabeth are the creators of the History Matters foundation dedicated to historic preservation. Berry will work with LMMM's educators and judge the finalists in a contest that will culminate in the awards presentation at the Museum's Opening Night Gala on October 18, 2014, with cash and other prizes.

"This is a great way to introduce students to this magnificent National Historic Landmark," said Patsy Brescia, LMMM Chairman of the Board of Trustees. "A writing competition is a creative and educational way for students to explore the Museum's great history and architecture, while honing their writing skills."

LMMM Educators dressed in period costume will meet with teachers and students in the classrooms, and introduce the Mansion in a PowerPoint presentation followed by a visit to the museum, where students can draw ideas and inspiration for their story. 

Trustee Haroldo Williams, chair of the Education Committee said, "I am a firm believer that this kind of experiential learning can be a great way to understand history and appreciate the arts in a deeper and more meaningful way."

Competition requirements include a mystery story with the Mansion as the backdrop, taking place between 1868 and 1900, which needs to be between 500-800 words for third grade students and 2,500 words or less for eighth graders. The Museum will also explore the possibility of adapting the award winning stories into a performance feature at the museum in the near future.

"I am truly grateful to Steve Berry for lending his enormous talent to help us launch the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum's first writing competition in our schools," said Executive Director Susan Gilgore. "I hope this is the beginning of a new and exciting educational program for students at the Mansion." For more information on the competition and the Education Program please visit our website at www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com or call Joy Romeo, LMMM Volunteer Coordinator at (203) 838-9799, ext. 119 or email jromeo@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com. Limited availability based on a first come, first serve basis.

The Museum's 2014 cultural and educational programs are made possible in part by generous funding from LMMM's Founding Patrons: The Estate of Cynthia Clark Brown; The Museum's Distinguished Benefactors: Klaff's, The Xerox Foundation, and The Maurice Goodman Foundation; LMMM Sustainers: Spinnaker Real Estate Partners. Gala and Young Writer's Competition Sponsors: M.F. DiScala & Co. The Museum's Education Program is made possible in part by the Fairfield County Community Foundation.

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is a National Historic Landmark. For More information on schedules and programs please visit www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com, email info@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com, or call (203) 838-9799.

 

"TO REMEMBER AND UNDERSTAND"

 TO REMEMBER & UNDERSTAND

 

EXHIBITION DEDICATED TO CELEBRATING IMMIGRANTS THAT TRAVELED FROM ITALY TO HARTFORD, AND THROUGHOUT CONNECTICUT

 

---NEWS AND COMMUNITY RELEASE---

 

(March 27, 2014)--- The City of Hartford’s Marketing, Events, & Cultural Affairs Division (MECA) in the Department of Development Services announces “To Remember & Understand” art exhibition dedicated to all the immigrants that traveled from Italy to Hartford and throughout Connecticut.  The exhibition designed to recount and share stories of the migration from Southern Italy to Hartford, through a photo and memorabilia exhibit.  The exhibition examines the past as it is woven into present day Hartford and its future.

 

The exhibition takes place at the City of Hartford managed Pump House Gallery (Bushnell Park) located 60 Elm Street, Hartford, CT.  A free and open to the public opening reception for the exhibit will take place on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, from 5:00pm – 7:00pm with refreshments and live entertainment featuring a musical performance by Bruno Cerati Band.  The exhibition will run through June 13, 2014, Gallery Hours are Monday – Thursday, 11:00am – 2:00pm

 

The exhibition is made possible through the collaboration of  the City of Hartford, MECA, Casa Emigranti Italiani, Museo del Tessuto e Casa Dell'Emigrante of Canicattini Bagni and Il Museo della Civilta' Contadina Iblea of Floridia in Italy.

 

Pump House Gallery Exhibition: “To Remember & Understand”

Contact Information:  

·         Curator, City of Hartford, MECA

Andres Chaparro, 860-757-4895, achaparro@hartford.gov

 

·         Organizer, Casa Emigranti Italiani

Paul Pirrotta, 860-559-7137, ppirrotta@yahoo.com  

 

Con Brio Spring Concert

Con Brio Choral Society, the area’s all-auditioned chorus, will present its spring concert on Sunday, May 4, 2014, at 4:00 pm at Christ the King Church in Old Lyme.  Con Brio is directed by Dr. Stephen Bruce, assisted by Associate Director Susan Saltus, and this concert will feature soloists Patricia Schuman, Clea Huston. John Broderick and John Dominick III together with the Con Brio Festival Orchestra. 


The featured work will be Mozart’s splendid Vesperae solennes de Dominica,  a piece commissioned in 1779 by the Archbishop of Salzburg for use in Sunday Vespers. Only twenty four at the time, and just beginning his musical career, Mozart wrote some of his most memorable compositions in Salzburg.  Proud of this work, Mozart asked his father to show it to a later patron. Though the title sounds formal, even forbidding, this piece has been called a “most delicious of Mozartean feasts, “ “one of the sunniest and most highly-concentrated of Mozart’s Salzburg choral works and one of this composer’s most spectacular soprano concert arias.” The piece is in six movements, five of them settings of the daily psalms. Throughout, Mozart suits his music to the varying temperaments of the psalm texts.  The traditional “Magnificat” brings the work to a life-affirming close.  Those who attended Con Brio’s Christmas Concert have already had a chance to hear this magnificent last movement.  Throughout, the chorus interweaves with the solo quartet. Patricia Schuman, the distinguished and widely known soprano, will be the principal soloist.

 

The second half of the concert includes selections the chorus will offer in its upcoming concert tour to France and Spain, as well as diverse secular and sacred pieces. As always, the audience will have its chance to participate.

 

An eight part antiphonal motet by the nineteenth century composer Josef Rheinberger, “Kyrie,”  will be sung surrounding the beautiful space of Christ the King Church.  Three diverse French pieces include a light country song, “La fanfare du printemps,” that the chorus acquired from a chorus in Sicily on an earlier tour;  a beautiful setting of one of Rilke’s poems, “Dirait-on,” one of the best- selling choral octavos of the late-twentieth century by Morten Lauridsen (part of his Rilke song cycle, “Les Chansons des Roses”); and a delightful tongue-twister, “Ton thé a t’il ôté ta tou?” (“Your tea, has it taken away your cough?”). 

 

Other pieces include a rousing ten-part arrangement of the folk song Cindy, a lovely arrangement of Robert Burns’ poem, “A Red, Red Rose,”  Bartolucci’s “Jubilate Deo” (also learned from a chorus on tour in Italy), Palestrina’s “Exultate Deo,” and "Ride the Chariot" a spiritual featuring Patricia Schuman.

 

The concert will conclude with a stunning gospel song, “Praise His Holy Name” and the audience singing along in John Rutter’s joyful arrangement of “When the Saints Go Marching In.”   

 

Tickets ($30, $15 student) may be purchased on line at www.conbrio.org, from any Con Brio member, or by calling 860 526 5399.  

 

Christ the King Church, 1 McCurdy Lane, Old Lyme, Connecticut.

 

 

 

Interpreting Old Bones: Art and Science Give New Meaning to Remains Found on New Haven Green

The New Haven Museum offers an exhibition pairing powerful interpretive art created by seven well-known Connecticut artists with scientific analysis by noted bioarchaeologists in “Nothing is Set in Stone: The Lincoln Oak and the New Haven Green,” an informative and revelatory tribute to the historic Lincoln Oak on the New Haven Green. In October 2012, winds from Hurricane Sandy toppled the mighty oak—planted in 1909 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth—revealing human skeletal remains in the tree’s exposed roots and creating an enigmatic story that captured the imagination of the entire country. The exhibition runs through November 2, 2014.

For the artistic portion of “Nothing is Set in Stone: The Lincoln Oak and the New Haven Green,” area artists were invited to use branches, limbs, or pieces of the trunk of the Lincoln Oak to interpret the history of the tree and the discovery of the skeletal remains beneath it. The exhibit includes two works by noted Hamden sculptor, Susan Clinard, who says of her Lincoln Oak sculpture, Of the Same Branch; Portraits of the Civil War, 2014:

“I found a long branch from the Lincoln oak and wanted to tie the human experience together by sculpting several seemingly very different people from the civil war era from the same branch…to show a slave family and a Yankee and Confederate soldier. I looked at hundreds of civil war photographs and drew inspiration from the many hazy images I saw; trying to offer up each their story.”

The other artists included in the exhibition are Lani Asuncion, Erich Davis, Michael Quirk, Jeff Slomba, Rachael A. Vaters-Carr and Alison Walsh. The collected works include mixed-media sculpture and video.

The scientific component of the exhibition consists of the results of the on-going archaeological analysis of human remains recovered from the site. Photo panels describe the remains—including bones, teeth, hair and tissue—and how they were used to determine the gender and approximate ages of those whose remains were unearthed in October, 2012, and offer hypotheses on health and disease issues of the interred. The contents of two time capsules found at the site of the fallen Lincoln Oak are also on display. The research shared in the “Nothing is Set in Stone” exhibition was conducted by G. P Aronsen, K. A. Williamson, and Y. Tonoike (Yale University); N. I. Bellantoni (UConn); G. Conlogue & N. Pelletier (Quinnipiac University); J. Krigbaum (U. Florida); and L. Fehren-Schmitz (UCSC). Historical research was provided by J. Schiff (Yale University) J. Bischoff-Wurstle, and J. Campbell (New Haven Museum).

“It’s exciting to innovate new ways of interpreting New Haven history,” says New Haven Museum Director of Photo Archives Jason Bischoff-Wurstle, who coordinated the exhibition. “Thanks to the vision of those who contributed, this exhibition uses unconventional elements to document one of the city’s most colorful historic chapters.”  

The New Haven Green was used as a burying ground throughout Colonial times and until 1812. The Lincoln Oak was planted in 1909 by local members of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) —an organization of Civil War veterans--in honor of President Abraham Lincoln. In 2012, the uprooted tree revealed several surprises including two time capsules buried in 1909 by members of the GAR, and the remains of several 18th-century residents of New Haven.

“One hundred fifty years later, President Lincoln and the Civil War continue to fascinate us,” says New Haven Museum Executive Director Margaret Anne Tockarshewsky. “We expect that the public may have a strong response to both the artists’ interpretations and the findings of the scientists who continue to examine the remains found beneath the Lincoln Oak.”

The New Haven Museum was gifted with the contents of the time capsules uprooted by the Lincoln Oak by The Committee of the Proprietors of the Common and Undivided Lands of New Haven, and a sampling of the artifacts is on display at the Museum.

The research was supported by The Committee of the Proprietors of the Common and Undivided Lands in New Haven; Yale University, Department of Anthropology; and Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Archaeology Center, University of Connecticut.

“Nothing is Set in Stone” follows a panel discussion at the New Haven Museum on October 31, 2013, which revealed the initial findings of the team of scientists charged with investigating the human remains and time capsules discovered on the Green. The panel is expected to reconvene and present concluding details of the team’s research in late October, 2014, coinciding with the two-year anniversary of the toppling of the Lincoln Oak.

 

 

American Made

The Connecticut Chamber Choir presents "American Made," Recent works by American composers plus a few old favorites, featuring guest artist, Christopher Judd, baritone, and the New England premiere of “The Tempest,” by composer Elizabeth Lim on Sunday, May 4th at 4:00 p.m.

 


 

Road Trip: Connecticut Women's Chorus presents spring concert of travel and adventure

 Sometimes, a girl just has to get out of town…. Join the women of Another Octave as we cruise Route 66, take in the sights of Manhattan, hop a railroad or two, smell the salt air of Cape Cod, and walk the streets of Memphis. The music is an adventurous mix of old favorites and the unexpected — and you can’t beat the price of the fare! 

Sunday, May 4th, 4:00pm at Unity Of Greater Hartford

 

 

Road Trip: Connecticut Women's Chorus presents spring concert of travel and adventure

 Sometimes, a girl just has to get out of town…. Join the women of Another Octave as we cruise Route 66, take in the sights of Manhattan, hop a railroad or two, smell the salt air of Cape Cod, and walk the streets of Memphis. The music is an adventurous mix of old favorites and the unexpected — and you can’t beat the price of the fare!

Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 4:00pm

 

The Ten: A NYC Cappella Singing Group

 A Musical Spring Break: The Ten (Don’t Bother Counting!)

 

On Sunday May 4th at 4pm Saint Luke’s will welcome “The Ten”, a semi-professional a cappella group of gentlemen from multiple generations that perform contemporary, spiritual, traditional and secular music.  Donations at the door will benefit the Saint Luke’s Friends of Music and a reception will follow in the Walker Undercroft/Choir Room

 

The twenty men who make up The Ten have their roots in the one hundred twenty-five voice University Glee Club of New York City (UGC), which was founded over one hundred years ago to preserve the tradition of male glee club singing.  They live and work in the New York metropolitan area.

 

The Ten was formed in 1979, when three quartets, that had been winning the UGC’s annual quartet contest, banded together to expand their musical repertoire.  Those three quartets had a total of ten men, two singing in more than one quartet.  Hence the name, which has stuck even though the group has subsequently doubled in size!

 

The Ten has sung extensively for the benefit of professional, social and religious organizations up and down the East Coast and has performed several times in Bermuda.

 

The repertoire includes a variety of sacred and secular songs, spirituals and arrangements of popular songs, some of which have been made by members of The Ten (including Saint Luke’s own John Ong).  While a cappella four and six-part harmony predominates, it is not unusual for the group to sing an occasional piece accompanied on piano or guitar.

 

The men of The Ten represent a dozen different colleges, and are alumni of such a cappella groups as Yale’s Whiffenpoofs and Spizzwinks, Princeton’s Nassoons, Brown’s Jabberwocks and the Hamilton’s Buffers.

 

More information can be found at www.thetenofnyc.com A Musical Spring Break: The Ten (Don’t Bother Counting!) On Sunday May 4th at 4pm Saint Luke’s will welcome “The Ten”, a semi-professional a cappella group of gentlemen from multiple generations that perform contemporary, spiritual, traditional and secular music. Donations at the door will benefit the Saint Luke’s Friends of Music and a reception will follow in the Walker Undercroft/Choir Room The twenty men who make up The Ten have their roots in the one hundred twenty-five voice University Glee Club of New York City (UGC), which was founded over one hundred years ago to preserve the tradition of male glee club singing. They live and work in the New York metropolitan area. The Ten was formed in 1979, when three quartets, that had been winning the UGC’s annual quartet contest, banded together to expand their musical repertoire. Those three quartets had a total of ten men, two singing in more than one quartet. Hence the name, which has stuck even though the group has subsequently doubled in size! The Ten has sung extensively for the benefit of professional, social and religious organizations up and down the East Coast and has performed several times in Bermuda. The repertoire includes a variety of sacred and secular songs, spirituals and arrangements of popular songs, some of which have been made by members of The Ten (including Saint Luke’s own John Ong). While a cappella four and six-part harmony predominates, it is not unusual for the group to sing an occasional piece accompanied on piano or guitar. The men of The Ten represent a dozen different colleges, and are alumni of such a cappella groups as Yale’s Whiffenpoofs and Spizzwinks, Princeton’s Nassoons, Brown’s Jabberwocks and the Hamilton’s Buffers. More information can be found at www.thetenofnyc.com ">www.thetenofnyc.com

                                                                                                                                                                 

 

Spring Osprey/Eagle Cruises on RiverQuest

11:30am & 4:30pm - Cruise quietly from RiverQuest's home berth at Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam to search for our returning ospreys and resident Bald Eagles. Along the edge of the Connecticut River there are two Bald Eagle’s nests where we hope to find evidence of hatched eaglets. There are also numerous osprey nests. Some of the ospreys are already nesting on platforms and navigational day markers; some are just returning from their southern wintering grounds. We will educate all on the eagle, osprey and any other birds/wildlife and other points of interest, including Gillette Castle, we may see on our journey. Cost is $40 per person.