We are pleased to announce that we are entering our 19th Chapel Concert Season here at Providence Place—nineteen years of providing free Concerts with a well-earned reputation for delighting our residents, their families, friends, and the public. Our opening event, scheduled for Sunday, March 8, 2020, features a return performance by Sarah the Fiddler. The concert begins at 2:30 p.m.
Sarah’s musical journey began at age four when she started taking violin lessons using the Suzuki Method. By age six, she was introduced to fiddle music and began competing in fiddle contests all over New England. Her grandparents then suggested she adopt a signature look…so she began to be known as “the girl with the little red hat.” Eventually, however, it was her musical talent that was being recognized as she won hundreds of competitions.
Through her participation in these contests and festivals, Sarah’s passion for old-time music was instilled in her as she learned and played alongside some of the best in the field. In fact, her fiddle was given to her by New England fiddler Willie “Uncle Willie” Lapman and carries a history of over 200 years of song!
The moment her bow touches the strings, Sarah’s passion for music is evident. Combining her influences of Old-Time, Irish, World and Classical music, Sarah takes her audiences on a musical journey from old-fashioned sing-alongs, to lively polkas and rousing reels. You won’t want to miss this amazing performance!
Providence Place Chapel Concerts are staged in our magnificent Byzantine-style chapel noted for its intricate design and superb acoustics. Generally held one Sunday a month from March through May, and October through December, Concerts usually begin at 2:30 p.m. and parking is free.
And be sure to mark your calendars for our upcoming Chapel Concerts featuring the Mount Holyoke Glee Club and Chamber Singers on April 19, and the Cantabile Singers Ensemble on May 3. More details on these performances will be posted later, so check back soon!
To add your name to our Chapel Concert mailing list, or to request more information on our unique, active retirement community please contact: Laurie Hoey, director of marketing at (413) 534-9700.