Your Religion News: March 31, 2018




Thursday, March 29, 2018
Alice Parker Easter SING! set for April 4

CHARLEMONT — Join Alice Parker for an Easter SING! on Wednesday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Charlemont Federated Church, Route 2. Alice Parker, internationally renowned composer, conductor and teacher, studied composition and conducting at Smith College and the Juilliard School where she began her long association with Robert Shaw. To take part in one of her SINGS is to have a rare experience of group improvisation, remarkable for its high level of musical sound.

‘Think Spring!’ concert is April 6

GREENFIELD — The GCC Chorus “Think Spring!” program will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 6 at The Episcopal Church of Saints James and Andrew, 8 Church St. The program features sacred and secular choral music from the Renaissance to the present and is conducted by Margery Heins, with Marilyn Berthelette as accompanist. GCC Chorus concerts are free and are held in accessible venues.

Elisabeth Von Trapp Concert: April 7

TURNERS FALLS — From the family that inspired “The Sound of Music,” Elisabeth von Trapp will be in concert at Our Lady of Peace Church, 90 7th St., on Saturday, April 7 at 7 p.m. A donation of $10 is suggested. The proceeds from the concert will benefit Montague Catholic Social Ministries.

Born and raised in Vermont, Elisabeth von Trapp is the granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp. Singing professionally since childhood, she has enthralled audiences from European cathedrals to Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center. Inspired by her father Werner von Trapp’s guitar playing and singing, Elisabeth has carried on the legacy of the internationally known Trapp Family Singers.

Divine Mercy Celebration set for April 8

GREENFIELD — The Franklin County Deanery will sponsor a Divine Mercy Celebration at Blessed Sacrament Church (221 Federal St.) on Sunday, April 8 at 3 p.m. The service will include Benediction, Chaplet of Divine Mercy and Novena Prayer. Monsignor Ronald Yargeau will be the celebrant and the Rev. Philippe Roux will preach. Confessions will be available from 1:45 to 3 p.m.

Eventide Singers: 10th Anniversary Concert is April 8

GREENFIELD — Eventide Singers will celebrate their 10th anniversary with a special concert of songs of hope and comfort on Sunday, April 8 at 3 p.m., at First Congregational Church of Greenfield, 43 silver St. Suggested donation: $12 to $15.

All-day workshop: ‘Communities supporting veterans’ set for April 11

WHATELY — The First Congregational Church of Whately will host “Got Your Back: Communities supporting veterans,” from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11 at the church (177 Chestnut Plain Road). This one-day training provides individuals and organizations with the background and resources they need to create effective outreach to veterans in our communities.

Anyone who wants to know more about how to support veterans and active duty military as they return from deployment is encouraged to attend. Cost: $15. Register by April 5 at www.CareForTheTroops-MA.org.