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Patricia Ruggles Sings EastWest SpiritSongs at Grace Madison

Patricia ruggles will be the alto soloist for Vivaldi's Gloria at Grace Madison Sunday Dec. 16  at 3.

On February 26th at 3pm Grace Community Music will be presenting EastWest SpiritSongs, a program inspired by many religious traditions.  It will include a variety of musical styles.  Holst’s Vedic Hymns, Bach arias, Ravel’s Kaddisch, Spirituals and Paul Zeigler’s Sufi Songs composed for this concert will be featured.  Original poetry spoken by the writers will also be shared.

The artists (in order of appearance) are:  Patricia Ruggles, mezzo, Paul Zeigler, pianist and composer, Dr. Anne Matlack, organist and flautist, Seth Ruggles Hiler, baritone and fine artist, Robert Long, organist and tenor, Mariam Whiting Bora, recorder and alto, Nicolas Destino, violinist, Gha’il Rhodes Benjamin, poet, Darren O’Neill, guitarist, and Jabez Van Cleef, poet. 

The concert will take place at Grace Episcopal Church, 4 Madison Avenue, Madison.   Donations will gladly be accepted and a reception will follow the concert.  For information please call 973-377-3950 (Patricia’s home phone).

We hope you can join us for this unique program.

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