2015-04-16 / Faith Community


Psalmen Davids Concert

Schola Cantorum, a nationally recognized ensemble dedicated to the performance of Renaissance music, will perform Sunday, April 19, at Emmanuel Church at 4 p.m.

The concert will feature German music of the Baroque era, by Heinrich Sch├╝tz, Samuel Scheidt, and Johann Schein. Sacred psalm settings and secular works in Italian and German will be performed, with Frederick Jodry, founder of the group, on the chamber organ.

Jodry was a familiar face in Newport in the 1990s, when he served as organist and choirmaster at Trinity Church. Currently the director of choral activities at Brown University and music director for the First Unitarian Church in Providence, he established the Schola Cantorum while a student at the New England Conservatory. For more than 25 years the group has been recognized for its vocal polyphony. The Schola was invited to sing for the American Renaissance Society and has often been recorded for broadcast on NPR.

Tickets will be available at the door and cost $25, $20 for seniors, and $7 for students and starving artists. For more information call the church office at 401-847-0675. Free parking is available in the Dearborn Street lot.

Rummage Sale

The Tuesday Group at Emmanuel Church will hold a rummage sale in the church library on Saturday, April 25, 9 a.m.-noon. All profits will go to the St. Mary’s Home for Children in North Providence.

Touro Synagogue Tours

Touro Synagogue is open for tours on Sundays, through the Loeb Visitors Center. The center is open 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and synagogue tours depart at 12, 12:30, 1 and 1:30 p.m. Religious services are held Friday evening at 7 p.m. and Saturday morning at 8:45 a.m.

Thrift Shop Seeks Donations

St. Mary’s Thrift Shop, 324 East Main Road, Portsmouth, is looking for new and gently used spring and summer clothing as well as small household items. Donations may be dropped off during store hours (Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.). Small items may also be left anytime in the exterior drop box by the entrance to the shop.

Hospital Visits

A recent change to the admission policy at Newport Hospital makes it necessary for those entering the hospital to inform their house of worship if they would like a visit from the clergy or to have them notified. The hospital can no longer provide lists of congregation members or religious affiliation of patients.

UCC Happy Bookers

The next meeting of the United Congregational Church book group will be on Monday, April 27, at 7 p.m. in the Manchester Room. The group will discuss “The Movement of Stars” by Amy Brill. Sign up at the Opportunity Table at the church or call the office at 401-849-5444.

Houses of worship are welcome to send information about upcoming events or to share special messages by emailing news@newportthisweek.net.

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