Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Bohemian Quartet Returns to St. Paul's

The Portsmouth Arts Guild once again presents the delightfully entertaining Bohemian Quartet. If you saw the group last year you will surely want to see them again this year and if you missed last year's performance you really should come this Sunday.

The Quartet, a four-piece string band comprised of a violin, viola, cello and bass, was founded by violinist, Stan Renard, in 2005 and is based in Providence, Rhode Island. Other members are Nancy Richardson on viola, Christine Harrington on cello, and John DeBossu on upright bass. The name "Bohemian Quartet" was borrowed from the original Bohemian Quartet which was founded in 1891 and disbanded in 1934. The "new" Bohemian Quartet performs a vast and unique repertoire revolving around traditional 'Gypsy' or 'Romany' music as well as traditional Eastern-European folk music. The music has been collected via recordings, transcription, interviews, and arranged by Stan. The quartet released its first CD "Word of Mouth", in 2006 and was featured on the "One World Show" produced by Robert Malin; receiving an award for "Best Music Documentary-2007" in Rhode Island. The mission of the Quartet is to create an awareness of, and love for, 'Romany' music.

The show is Sunday afternoon at 3 PM on September 12 in Saint Paul's Church. Tickets are available by calling 401-253-6682. 

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Eucharistic Celebration with Atwater-Donnelly

Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly, the highly praised husband-wife duo, will perform the music this Sunday for our August 1st Eucharistic Celebration. Music will begin at 8:45 and potluck brunch follows the service. You are invited. We are looking forward to having you join us at the service and also for brunch.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

New Sunday Service Schedule

Effective May 2, 2010 we will be switching to a single Sunday Service which will start at 9:00 AM.

Also, the first Sunday of each month will become our Celebration Sunday with music at the service and a pot luck brunch in the parish hall following the service.

Please join us in worship each Sunday and come enjoy brunch on Celebration Sunday as well.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Providence String Quartet

The Portsmouth Arts Guild presents the Providence String Quartet (quartet-in-residence for Community MusicWorks) and the CMW Fellows Quartet in music of Philip Glass: String Quartet No. 5 (1991), Elliot Carter: Elegy (1943), and Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet in F Minor Opus 80 on Sunday March 21, 2010 at 3 PM in Saint Paul's Church . General admission is $15 and Benefactor admission is $50. For more information, call (401) 293-5ART or visit .

This activity is made possible in part by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through a grant from the National Endowment of Arts "American Masterpiece" program.