2016-05-19 / Faith Community



St. Peter’s Church, 525 Broadway, offers DivorceCare for those dealing with the experience of divorce. The final session on Thursday, May 19, will focus on how to get rid of emotional trash and live with hope and joy. 401-846-9567.

Theatrical Performance

Portsmouth Community Theater will perform “Love, Loss and What I Wore” by Nora and Delia Ephron, based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman, on Friday, May 20, and Saturday, May 21, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 22, at 1 p.m. at St. Lucy’s parish center, 909 West Main Road, Middletown. The play is a series of monologues covering many memories about mothers. For tickets ($10) or more information, call 401-824-6885.

Choir School Concert

The Choir School of Newport County’s second annual spring concert will take place on Saturday, May 21, from 2-3 p.m., at Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St. The concert will include 40 singers from all three of the Choir School’s ensembles, instrumentalists, plus adult singers, and a special performance by the Newport String Project.

Earlier, from 11 a.m.-noon, the singers from the Professional Choristers will be given a master class by Dr. Yvonne Robinson, vocal faculty of Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa. Free.

‘Changing the Conversation’ Screens

On Monday, May 23, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., St. Joseph’s invites the community to a showing of “Changing the Conversation: America’s Gun Violence Epidemic” at the Jane Pickens Theater, 49 Touro St. A discussion will follow with representatives of the Newport and state clergy. Donations to St. Joseph’s will be gladly accepted. 401-849-2195.

Evensong and Procession

Weather permitting, St. John’s Church, 61 Poplar St., will celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi on Sunday, May 29, at 4 p.m. with a Solemn Evensong, outdoor procession, and benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. The Sacrament will be carried around the block under the processional canopy. 401-848-2561.

Chamber Music Concert

This year St. Matthew’s will be a host site for one of the “Music on the Hill” chamber music concerts. On Wednesday, June 1, at 7 p.m., world-renowned piano virtuoso Joseph Kalichstein will join with clarinet virtuoso Daniel Gilbert to perform pieces by Brahms, Schumann and Chopin. Tickets are $20 in advance at MusicOnTheHillri.org and $25 at the door.

Garden Party

St. Columba’s 25th Annual Garden Party will take place at 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown, on Saturday, June 4, from 1-5 p.m. A Devonshire cream tea, the Westerly Morris Men, a classic British car parade (weather permitting), and games are among the day’s offerings. Tickets for the adult tea is $12. The children’s tea, designed for children ages 4 and older, is $5, with seatings at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Tickets may be purchased on the day of or in advance at the church office Monday through Friday from 9-4 p.m. The garden party is open to the public, is for all ages, and admission is free. 401-847-5571.

Sacred Music Concert

On Sunday, June 5, at 4 p.m., the choirs of St. Mary’s Catholic Church will present “With Heart and Voice: a Concert of Sacred Music.” The concert, under the direction of Cody Mead, is free and open to the public, and will include music by Michael Praetorius, Orlando Gibbons, Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Simon Lindley, and others. Donations will support St. Mary’s music ministry. The church is located at 12 William St. 401-847-0475.

Founders’ Day Evensong

On Sunday, June 5, at 5 p.m., Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., will offer its Founders’ Day Evensong, sung by the Emmanuel Church choir. The service will feature choral music by Stanford and Candlyn and organ music by Franck and Dubois. Everyone in the community is welcome. The organ prelude will be at 4:50 p.m. 401- 847-0675.

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