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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Griffin/Bailey recital DVD link

Willinet (Williamstown local cable access company) has posted a video of the concert given by baritone Avery Griffin and pianist Scott Bailey on July 19, 2010, part of the Summer Noontime Concert series at St. John's. Click on this link to view anytime!


Folks can also turn on channel 17 in Willimstown and watch it on:

WEDs - 4 pm & 8 pm

THUs- 9 am & 5 pm

SATs - 6 am

SUNs- 2 pm & 7 pm & 10:30 pm

Friday, July 30, 2010

Sundays at 9: Approaching Death: A Geriatrician's View

Mary B. King, M.D., F.A.C.P., will speak on the subject "Approaching Death: A Geriatrician's View" on Sunday, August 1, at 9:00 a.m. in the upper room (ramp entrance). This program continues the parish's summer series "Sundays at 9." Each Sunday through the end of August, speakers will share how their life's work has brought them to a moment of challenge.

Dr. King will speak about how she came to practice in the field of geriatric medicine, what is distinctive about that field, and how by its nature she is often engaged in supporting people as they die.

Dr. King is a geriatrician with Williamstown Medical Associates, where she practices primary and consultative care for people ages 55 and over. She is also the Medical Director at Williamstown Commons.


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Summer Noontime Concert Series - August 2

New York violinist Emily Kalish will perform works for solo violin by J.S. Bach on Monday, August 2 on the Summer Noontime Concert series. The concert will last 45 minutes and will feature the Partita in D minor (including the Chaconne) and selected movements from the Partita in E.

Bring your lunch to enjoy during the concert. St. John’s will provide drinks and cookies.

Admission is free; voluntary contributions to help defray expenses are welcome.

Emily Kalish grew up in Great Barrington and studied violin with Alla Zernitskaya of Pittsfield. She holds an Associate of Arts from Simon’s Rock College, a Bachelor of Music from the Hartt School, where she studied with Katie Lansdale, and a Master of Music from the Manhattan School of Music, where her teacher was Burton Kaplan. She has participated in numerous summer programs, and last summer was a fellow with the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckinridge, CO. Emily now lives in New York, where she teaches violin and performs as an orchestral player, chamber musician, and soloist.

Gwen Tunnicliffe & Patrick Madden - July 26


Friday, July 23, 2010

Sundays at 9: Achieving Food Security - July 25


St. John’s Episcopal Church, Williamstown, will host Kim McMann, Coordinator of Target Hunger in the North Berkshires, as guest speaker on Sunday, July 25, at 9:00 a.m. in the parish’s upper room (reached by the ramp entrance). Her subject will be “Achieving Food Security.”

St. John’s summer series “Sundays at 9” features speakers whose life’s work has brought them to a moment of challenge. Kim McMann reports that in this present economy Americans are challenged to just keep up with hunger and food security, let alone reduce these strong but often hidden needs in our society. In her work of finding resources for people and connecting them to those resources, Kim McMann feels that challenge daily.

Her program, Target Hunger, is one of two pilot projects of The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, which serves four hundred agencies in the four western counties of the Commonwealth. The North Berkshire project is the Food Bank’s rural location, while its urban counterpart is located in the Mason Square section of Springfield.

In the work of Target Hunger, it’s understood that addressing hunger means more than giving people food. People need to learn about their food options, and gain what they need to prepare and cook nourishing food.

One of Target Hunger’s goals is to increase low-income households’ access to fresh produce. Kim will talk about Square Roots Farm, a C.S.A. (community-supported agriculture) farm in Clarksburg, MA, which allocates a number of shares for low-income households.

The upper room of St. John’s is reached by the ramp entrance on Park Street.

Information: 413-458-8144.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Gwen Tunnicliffe, soprano - Monday, July 26 at noon


Come hear soprano Gwendolyn Tunnicliffe and pianist Robin Kibler perform works by Mozart, Copland, Faure, Menotti, and Sondheim on Monday, July 23. The concert will begin at noon and last 45 minutes.

Bring your lunch to enjoy during the concert. St. John’s will provide drinks and cookies.

Admission is free; voluntary contributions to help defray expenses are welcome.

Gwendolyn Tunnicliffe is a recent graduate of Mount Greylock Regional High School in Williamstown, where she sang in the chorus and took part in all the drama productions. Gwen has also been in many productions through the youth programs at Shakespeare & Company. She has studied voice with Keith Kibler at Williams College for two years. Her recent appearances include the Spirit in the opera Dido & Aeneas with the New Opera Company, Bastienna in Mozart's Bastien & Bastienna, Lina Lamont in Singin' In the Rain, and Fiona McLaren in Brigadoon. She is the 2010 Grand Prize Winner in the Vocal Category of the Berkshire Lyric Theatre's Young Artists Competition, the recipient of The Louise Noble Guild Recognition in Dramatic Arts Award, and the Berkshire Heptones Betty Von Mosch Memorial Scholarship.

Robin Kibler is Organist/Choir Director at the First United Methodist Church of Williamstown, and she frequently accompanies vocalists who are students of her husband, bass-baritone Keith Kibler. Robin studied piano with Alfred Mouledous at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She is a librarian at Williams College where she manages collection development and oversees the Acquisitions and Cataloging Departments.





Monday, July 19, 2010

Singing Supper - Thursday, July 22

Summer Singing Supper on the lawn this Thursday, July 22 at 5:30 pm Petrunos are grilling burgers and veggie burgers - bring a dish or a dessert to share!
We'll sing favorite hymns (your choice!) from the hymnal and Worship Outside the Box!

Don't miss it!

Noon concert - Monday, July 19

Avery Griffin, baritone (and pianist)
Scott Bailey, piano
perfoming selections from Schumann: Liederkreis, Op. 39
Avery Griffin: Piano Sonata
&
J.S. Bach: Cantata 82, "Ich habe genug"



Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sundays at 9:00 - Haiti after the Earthquake

Sunday, July 18, at 9:00 a.m.

Dr. Craig Clemow will present an illustrated talk, "Haiti after the Earthquake," on in the parish library (at the red doors entrance on Park Street). This program opens the parish's summer series "Sundays at 9." Each Sunday through the end of August, speakers will share how their life's work has brought them to a moment of challenge.

Dr. Clemow is a psychotherapist on the staff of The Counseling Center in the Berkshires. In the weeks following the earthquake in Haiti, he was one of many healthcare professionals who volunteered to serve there.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Avery Griffin in Recital - Monday, July 19 at Noon





















The Summer Noontime Concert Series continues on Monday, July 19 with performance by baritone & composer Avery Griffin and pianist Scott Bailey. The free, 45-minute concert will begin at 12:00 and will include J.S. Bach: Cantata 82 "Ich habe genug" and selections from Robert Schumann's "Liederkreis".

Bring your lunch to enjoy during the concert - St. John’s will provide drinks and cookies. Admission is free; voluntary contributions to help defray expenses are welcome.

The series will continue on Mondays through August 23, with musicians from Williamstown, New York and Boston. The schedule is as follows:

July 26: Gwendolyn Tunnicliffe, soprano; Robin Kibler, piano
August 2: Emily Kalish, violin
August 9: JungHee Park and EunHee Seok, duo-pianists
August 16: Sassok Eybiyan, violin; Scott Bailey, piano
August 23: Alicia Choi, violin; Amanda Verner, viola; Aleisha Verner, cello
Avery Griffin is a baritone and teacher of music theory who is active in New York, New Jersey, and New England. He is a member of the Trinity Choir, a professional ensemble under the direction of Steven Fox at Manhattan's historic Trinity Wall Street Church, which is responsible for providing music for Sunday services and other holy days, and presents a full concert series running from October through May. The 2009-2010 season included concerts featuring the Howells Requiem, the Musikalische Exequien of Sch├╝tz (conducted by Jane Glover), and a concert of twentieth and twenty-first century choral music featuring Veljo Tormis's Curse upon Iron (conducted by Stefan Parkman), in which Avery was featured as a soloist.

Avery is also a charter member of two new music ensembles: NotaRiotous and Roomful of Teeth.With NotaRiotous, a Boston-based chamber group affiliated with the Boston Microtonal Society dedicated exclusively to the performance of microtonal compositions, Avery has performed works by Pascale Criton, Jason Eckhardt, James Bergin, and Ezra Sims. Roomful of Teeth is an octet of classically trained singers dedicated to building a new vocal repertoire by incorporating non-classical techniques including Tuvan throat singing and yodeling into new works commissioned by the group.

During the summer months Avery is the music history and theory coordinator of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, a high school program in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, where he teaches vocalists, pianists, and harpists. He also lectures to young composers on writing for the voice and then performs the pieces that they compose for him.

Pianist Scott Bailey is staff accompanist/coach at Westfield State College where he serves the accompanying needs of student and faculty vocalists and instrumentalists. He has served as accompanist at UMass Amherst, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, and as Director of Choral Activities at Bay Path College. He was the choir director for the Bay Path College Festival Choir trip to Prague, Czech Republic for a weeklong Advent Festival. He is the music director at the First Congregational Church of North Adams, UCC, where he also coordinates the North County Music Series and directs the North County Ecumenical Choir.

Scott has been certified as a Colleague of the American Guild of Organists and is a member of the Berkshire and Springfield Chapters. He accompanies the Hampshire Choral Society in Northampton, MA and is a freelance pianist, organist, and music director throughout western Massachusetts. Scott has recently been featured on the Albany Records recording Connections by saxophonist Lynn Klock.









Monday, July 12, 2010

Photos from today's free concert!








Alicia Choi performing Brahms Sonata in G, Op 78 with pianist Scott Bailey.

Augusta Caso and Scott Bailey performing songs of Brahms, Debussy, Faure and Ives.





Next Monday at noon: Avery Griffin, baritone, performs works by J.S. Bach, Poulenc, Argento and Rihm.









Monday, July 5, 2010

Noontime Summer Concert Series Begins



















The Noontime Summer Concert series begins on Monday, July 12

with a joint recital by violinist Alica Choi and soprano Augusta Caso, accompanied by pianist Scott Bailey. The program is entitled "Romantic Notions of the Rain and Sunlight”. The free, 45-minute concert will begin at 12:00, and will include works by Brahms, Debussy, Faure, and Ives.

Children are welcome!

Bring your lunch to enjoy during the concert - St. John’s will provide drinks and cookies. Admission is free; voluntary contributions to help defray expenses are welcome.
The series will continue on Mondays through August 23, with musicians from Williamstown, New York and Boston. The schedule is as follows:

July 19: Avery Griffin, baritone; Scott Bailey piano
July 26: Gwendolyn Tunnicliffe, soprano; Scott Bailey, piano
August 2: Emily Kalish, violin
August 9: JungHee Park and EunHee Seok
August 16: String Quartet led by Alicia Choi
August 23: Sassok Eybiyan, violin

Packing and Pizza Event















Join us for a Packing and Pizza Event!

Wednesday, July 7th,
5:30 pm
Upper Room

Kids of all ages welcome!






On Saturday, July 10th, we'll be departing for our medical mission trip to Latacunga, Ecuador. We look forward to distributing all of the toiletries, toys, over-the-counter medications, and other donations from the Saint John's and Saint Stan's School communities. But we need your help sorting, bagging, organizing, and packing.

If you can't make it to the packing event but would like to contribute items from the list below, please drop them off in the boxes located on the church porch between the sanctuary and the Upper Room before 5:30 on Wednesday, July 7th.

Here's the list of items that are needed for the trip:

Over-the counter medications, particularly:
· Pain-killers (ibuprofen and acetaminophen)
· Anti-fungal creams
· Anti-diarrhea medications
· Children's vitamins
Basic toiletries, especially:
· Soap
· Small shampoo (hotel-size)
· Toothbrushes
· Toothpaste
· Washcloths
· Combs
· Nail clippers
Small toys for children, particularly:
· Pens, pencils, crayons
· Note pads
· Inflatable beach balls
· Small stuffed animals for children
undergoing surgery
Other miscellaneous items:
· Duct tape
· Batteries (AA, D, and 9V)
· Zip-Loc bags, all sizes (snack and gallon
sizes are most useful)
· Large trash bags
· Old greeting cards and post cards
(we cut the fronts off the greeting
cards and paste health information
on the backs of them.)