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Friday, May 29, 2009


We are so pleased that another "Celebration of Music" is almost here! Behind the scenes, much has been happening...a mountain of details, really. Rehearsals have been taking place all week at Asbury Church here in Salisbury in preparation for the big night which is Saturday night, May 30th at Asbury Church on Camden Avenue at 7:30 pm. Attending the rehearsals is especially inspiring. So far I heard these fabulous musicians:

Catherine Justice Lard, soprano (who has just returned to the U.S. after
living in France for 7 years) Cathy performed in several of our "Celebrations" before moving to Paris. It was wonderful to hear Cathy sing again.

Derek Wu, pianist (Derek is a fabulous young pianist who is graduating high
school this year and will be going to Princeton in the fall.)

Soo Young Chrisfield, soprano (Soo Young has a lovely lyric voice and will be
performing an aria from a Handel opera. This will be the "Celebration" debut for her.)

Ron Davis, trumpet; Lee Knier, trombone; and Veronica Knier, piano. Just wait till you hear the sound of these brass instruments in the Nave of Asbury

Erin Dean, violin (Erin gets large, rich tones from her instrument. She'll be
playing a real crowd pleaser.)

And of course, "THE THREE TENORS of DELMARVA," Jim Andrews, Michael Thompson and John Wesley Wright have very different sounding voices, each one worth coming on Saturday night to hear...but wait till you hear all three voices at once singing the aria that made the original "Three Tenors" famous: "Nessun dorma" by Puccini.

We've also been busy getting the Nave ready for the concert. The Steinway concert grand piano has been moved to center stage, and flowers and candles are being put in place. This is going to be a truely wonderful evening. Saturday, May 30th at 7:30 pm at Asbury United Methodist Church, 1401 Camden Avenue, Salisbury. SATURDAY NIGHT! Make it a DATE NIGHT by bringing your spouse, "significant other", or a friend. We'll see you there!

Pam Andrews, program director
Public Radio Delmarva

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