Providence Place began hosting its annual Chapel Concert Series on April 1, 2001. The inaugural performance featured Cathedral High School’s 24-member a cappella Chorale directed by Kevin McDonald. That very first concert was held in celebration of Providence Place’s Second Anniversary as an independent living retirement community.
Chapel Concerts, offered free to the public, are generally scheduled one Sunday a month beginning in fall and concluding in spring. Each is set against the backdrop of our exquisite, Byzantine-style chapel that, in addition to its architectural beauty and design, is noted for having acoustics second to none.
Our concerts feature a mix of gifted singers and musicians noted for bringing with them well-earned reputations for providing audiences with polished repertories including both classical and contemporary music.
If you’ve attended our concerts in the past it is quite likely you got to meet Providence Place Residents Kathryn Callahan (above, left) and Shirley Lamarche (right). Both are members of our resident concert team stationed in our reception area ready to greet our concert guests.
Kathryn says she especially enjoys seeing “so many people” coming time and again and “getting so much out of the concerts.” When asked what concerts she, herself, most enjoyed over this past year, she answered, “I don’t know that I had a favorite. They are all so different. There is something for everyone’s taste.”
Shirley has a long held love of music and says wishes she took music lessons—as a child—instead of choosing tap dancing lessons. “I’m no longer tap dancing, but I’d still be playing the piano!” Like Kathryn, she too fully enjoys all the Chapel Concerts and “seeing so many of the same people keep coming back for all of them.” Among them, she is sure to invite her daughter and her husband, her son-in-law’s mom and other friends to join her here as well.
If you’ve come to our concerts in the past you know what we are talking about. If not, please join next fall! Check back with us later, details about our next Chapel Concert Series performances will be posted as soon as we have them.
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.