Pilgrim Festival Chorus to hold spring concerts

William B. Richter, Pilgrim Festival Chorus Conductor and Co-Artistic Director Photo by Michelle McGrath PR

WICKED LOCAL.com – Pilgrim Festival Chorus, a non-profit community chorus, will hold two performances in Plymouth and Scituate next month as the group celebrates its 20th anniversary.

The group will perform Mozart’s Requiem and a setting of England’s Poet Laureate John Dryden’s poem, A Song for St. Cecilia’s Day, by Massachusetts composer Clifton J. Noble. The concerts will feature a 20-piece professional orchestra and four professional soloists along with the around 80 members of the Pilgrim Festival Chorus. The Scituate performance will be a collaboration with Scituate High School’s Select Choir. The high school choir includes nearly 60 students who have done an in-depth study of Mozart’s Requiem, considered one of his masterpieces, as part of their school curriculum.

Elizabeth Chapman Reilly, accompanist and Co-Artistic Director of Pilgrim Festival Chorus Image by Michelle McGrath PR

The first performance will be at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 at St. Bonaventure Parish, 803 State Road, Rte. 3A, Plymouth. The second will be at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, at Scituate Center for the Performing Arts, 606 Chief Cushing Highway, Rte. 3A, Scituate. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for senior citizens, $15 for students over 14, and free for children under 14. Discounted tickets are available for Scituate families through online advance purchase. Tickets are available at pilgrimfestivalchorus.org and from PFC members. To reserve tickets by phone, call Gail at 781-826-8416. Limited tickets will also be available at the door.

By Audrey Cooney

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