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CAPE COD TIMES – Falmouth Chorale to perform

SATURDAY, MARCH 10, AND SUNDAY, MARCH 11

The Falmouth Chorale, led by artistic director John Yankee, will present “In Paradisum,” a concert of “heavenly” selections of 19th- and 20th-century composers, including Daniel Pinkham’s “Wedding Cantata,” “Psalm 42 (As the Heart Longs)” by Felix Mendelssohn and Gabriel Fauré’s “Requiem.” The chorale and its chamber singers will be joined by soprano Joan Kirchner, baritone Philip Lima and a chamber orchestra. There will be a pre-concert lecture one hour before each concert.

When: 4 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday

Where: Simon Center for the Arts, Falmouth Academy, 7 Highfield Drive

Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door, $5 for students

Reservations: falmouthchorale.org or 774-392-2383

Taylor’s music performed by tribute band

The James Taylor Tribute Band, led by Greg Johnson, will celebrate the music of its namesake with two weekend shows that will include music and history. The shows will focus on Taylor’s hits from the 1960s and ’70s, and tell the story behind each song. Band members include Greg Johnson on guitar and lead vocals, with Brian Morris on bass; John Kew, Kerry Kew, Janet Leahy and Julie Sieden on backup vocals; Derick Bussierre on drums; and guest Bruce Abbott on flute and saxophone.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday

Where: Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth

Tickets: $20

Reservations: www.cultural-center.org or 508-394-7100

Information: www.jamestaylortributeband.us

SUNDAY, MARCH 11

Native-plants talk starts gardening series

Dan Jaffe of the New England Wildflower Society will lecture on “Native Plants for New England Gardens” to kick off the 2018 Gardening for Life speaker series sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History and Association to Preserve Cape Cod. The series will continue with different speakers March 19, and April 8 and 29.

When: 1 p.m. Sunday

Where: Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main St. (Route 6A), Brewster

Admission: $12 in advance, $15 at the door, $45 for the four-lecture series (does not include museum admission)

Reservations: www.ccmnh.org

Information: 508-896-3867, ext. 133

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