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The First Congregational Church
of Yarmouth, Yarmouth Port, MA

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2014
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First Congregational Church of Yarmouth
329 Main Street, Route 6A, Yarmouth Port

"SAIL AWAY" - Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 7 p.m.

"SAIL AWAY" a program of 4-hand piano, organ and voice. The program features composer/pianist Richard Busch, pianist/organist Louis Frederick Jodry and English tenor, Simon Wall. Music of Gilbert and Sullivan, Franz Schubert, Roger Quilter, Kurt Weill, Ivor Novello, Noel Coward, Cole Porter and Richard Busch are included on the program.

Mr. Jodry has been Director of Choral Activities at Brown University since 1991. He is the founding director of the Schola Cantorum of Boston, a 14-voice Renaissance choir performing throughout New England. He has sung with the Boston Cecelia, the Providence Singers, the Civic Chorale, the Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montreal and at the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute. Since 1996, Mr. Jodry has been President of Museum Concerts, a series in Providence devoted to presenting performances by historically informed ensembles. He is Director of Music at the First Unitarian Church, Providence, and can be heard as a harpsichordist, organ recitalist and singer.

Simon Wall, a highly acclaimed British tenor soloist, has performed extensively in recitals, concerts and performances throughout England. His background includes singing as a chorister and latterly as head chorister at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury St. Edmonds. The recipient of music scholarships, he later studied and performed at St. John's School, Leatherhead as well as at St. John's College Cambridge while studying for his degree in Theology. He has worked as personal assistant to famed composer, John Rutter while himself singing upon invitation with such noted British consorts as the Oxford Camerata, Voces Sacrae, The Sixteen, and the Cambridge Singers to name but a few. After several years, he moved as a scholar to the Royal Academy of Music. His wide repertoire includes English andFrench song, Leider, operatic arias as well dramatic works. He has recently appeared as a soloist with the Monteverdi Choir conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner in the US in Haydn masses and in Europe and the Far East in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas.

Richard Busch is no stranger to performance at First Church having recently entertained at the annual Cafe Cabaret. A composer, pianist, choral conducted and teacher, Mr. Busch is a graduate of the Julliard School of Music and a two recipient of fellowship grants from the Massachusetts Artists' Foundation and has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenhein Foundation. His music haas been performed by the Indianapolis Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Boston's Collage, the Meridian Quartet, I Cantori di New York and many community choruses and church choirs, including that of the Church of the Ascension in New York City. A long time resident of Cape Cod, Mr. Busch has served as commuting organist/choir director at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Nantucket and as Director of Music at Christ Church in Harwichport.

Cost of admission: Adults: $15 Students $10

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For further information call 508-362-6977