Magnificat: Hinesburg Artist series celebrates 20 years

Magnificat: L to R: Amy Patrick, alto; Gary Moreau, bass; Amy Frostman, soprano; Rufus Patrick, director. Courtesy photo

It has been 20 years since the Hinesburg Artist Series was established, and this year they will be celebrating in the best way they know how: with music. On Sunday, March 19 at 4pm, the organization will be hosting Magnificat, a 20th anniversary concert featuring the South County Chorus and the Hinesburg Artist Series Orchestra, conducted by music director Rufus C. Patrick.

The ensembles will perform the seven-movement composition “Magnificat” by John Rutter, which is a musical setting of the biblical canticle by the same name. Amy Frostman of South Burlington is the soprano soloist. She will be joined by other soloists including Gary Moreau, bass; Amy Patrick, alto; and Dan Frostman, oboe; and Margaret Roddy, clarinet. The concert will also feature choral works by René Clausen, Alan Naplan, and Mary McDonald.

The Hinesburg Artist Series actually began in 1997 with a performance of “Requiem” by the same composer, John Rutter, at the United Church of Hinesburg. For 20 years after that the Hinesburg Artist Series has continued to provide opportunities for the community to experience and celebrate the arts.

The 20th anniversary concert will be held this Sunday, March 19, 4pm at St. Jude Church in Hinesburg. Tickets are $20 for adults, and $15 for seniors and students. Tickets will be available through Flynntix , the Hinesburg Rec Department, Blue Cottage Gifts, and at the door.

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