THE UPPER VALLEY SINGERS –
All are welcome to enjoy this special performance by the Upper Valley Singers, led by director Hal Sheeler, organist Henry Danaher, and guest instrumentalists Margaret Gilmore and Betty Kim. These singers come together each summer from around the Upper Valley to perform in Mary Keane Chapel, which, with its outstanding pipe organ and its visual and acoustical beauty, is itself an important part of the performance. The program features the powerful “Messe Solennelle” (1899) of French organist Louis Vierne, along with music of Johannes Brahms, Josef Rheinberger, Stephen Paulus, Franz Biebl, and Karl Jenkins.
The Mary Keane Chapel was built by the Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette between 1930 and 1931 to designs by Donat R. Baribault of Springfield, Massachusetts. The sanctuary features spectacular German stained glass produced by the Zettler Studios, as well as a renowned Casavant organ that will be showcased in this performance.
Admission by donation ($15-20 suggested, to support preservation of the Mary Keane Chapel)
First Congregational Church and Music at the Meetinghouse are pleased to support this special musical event. For more about the Upper Valley Singers, please send us an email!