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Richard Conrad To Be Memorialized


How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank!
Here will we sit and let the sounds of music
Creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night
Become the touches of sweet harmony.

The dynamic performer, insightful voice teacher, and brilliant operatic interpreter ranged from Monteverdi to Brel, touching countless lives with his singing gifts and distinctive ability to teach his craft to others. His friends and colleagues will commemorate Richard Conrad in words and song at the Eliot Church of Newton, 474 Centre Street in Newton Corner, on Saturday, November 16th at 7:00.

Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Serenade to Music, his paean to 16 of his favorite singers, will highlight musical selections from Schumann, Rossini, Sullivan, Bellini, Mozart, Giuseppe Verdi, Weill, Gershwin, and Henry Bishop from a great number of musicians from his circle.

Sopranos: Linda Barbieri, Ellen Chickering, Nora Cronin, Michelle French, Noune Karapetian, Andrea Matthews, Sarah Mawn, June Kfoury McNeil, Patrice Tiedemann

Mezzo-sopranos: Laura Chritton, Marion Dry, D’Anna Fortunato, Lee Gibbons Sullivan, Roberta Janelle, Beth McLeod, Nancy Northup Murray, Susan Byers Paxton, Clara Sandier Tenors: Ray Bauwens, Michael Calmes, Michael McCloskey, Mark Nemeskal, Douglas Schneider Baritones: Philip Lima, Bryan McNeil, David Murray, William Thorpe Pianists: Jill Brunelle, William Merrill, Beverly Orlove Violinist: Robert Lehmann


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