On Sunday, 28 June, we bid a very fond farewell to Kristjon Imperio, our director of music for the past eight years, who is leaving First Parish to be the Minister of Music at the First Congregational Church of West Boylston. We hope that we will have a full house at the 10 a.m. worship service and Kristjon’s "Farewell Concert" at 4:30 p.m. During the worship service, we will also celebrate the baptism of Aoife Marie Duffy, daughter of Rebecca (Moyer) and Adam Duffy.
Kristjon's concert begins in Davis Hall with the following masterpieces for piano: Prelude and Fugue in D Minor, Op. 87, No. 24, Dmitri Shostakovich; Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op. 24, Samuel Barber; Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 20, Frederic Chopin; Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118, No. 2, Johannes Brahms.
Then in the sanctuary, Kristjon will play Choral III in A Minor, FWV 40, Cesar Franck; "Before Thy Throne I Stand," Bach; "Crown Imperial," Walton, and Variations and Fugue on "God Save the Queen," (1901) Max Reger, all on the Rev. Joseph N. Pardee Memorial Organ.
A reception follows the concert.
Don’t miss this important Sunday!
MARCIA EVANS’ memorial service will be held at the church on Friday, 10 July at 5 p.m.
WE WELCOME Edna Haines, organist of the First Congregational Church, Princeton as our interim organist for the summer, while we continue to search for a permanent successor to Kristjon.
RICHARD expects to be in Maine on vacation from 29 June through 8 July.