Photo: Sandro Botticelli’s Primavera
Welcome spring with music and song at a pair of concerts performed by Belmont musicians being performed on the second week of March.
The Belmont-Watertown United Methodist Church, 421 Common St. in Cushing Square, will present its Annual Spring Concert on Saturday, March 9 at 7 p.m. in support of New England Justice For Our Neighbors (NEJFON), an organization providing free expert legal advice to low- and no-income immigrants.
Featuring B-WUMC music director, Yilin You, and an outstanding collection of musician friends will perform music ranging from classical to jazz, in forms of violin/piano duo, brass ensemble, and piano four-hands in the church’s sanctuary followed by refreshments in the parlor.
A $20 donation is suggested to NEJFON at the door or give by contacting https://newenglandjfon.org/
On street parking will be available. A handicapped entrance is located off the small parking lot in the back of the church.
On the next day, the Philharmonic Society of Arlington presents the Arlington-Belmont Chorale and Arlington-Belmont Chamber Chorus in An Almost Spring Concert, on Sunday, March 10 at 3 p.m. at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 630 Massachusetts Ave. in Arlington.
Music Director Barry Singer and Assistant Conductor Ana Zecic Jeffers will lead the Chorale in a diverse musical program including
- Missa Brevis by Dietrich Buxtehude
- Messe Basse by Gabriel Faure
- Crossing the Bar by Gwyneth Walker
- O Love by Elaine Hagenberg
- Celebrations by Vincent Persichetti, accompanied by members of the Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Chamber Chorus, under the direction of Barry Singer, will reprise a commissioned work, Three Poems of L. M. Montgomery, by Kenneth Seitz, accompanied by Julie Goldberg, flute.
Tickets are purchased at the door. $20 General Admission; $15 Seniors/Students; $5 Children 17 and under. This venue is wheelchair accessible. Masking is optional.