FROM PRESS RELEASE
As a celebration of bringing joy and music to the community, the Hinesburg Artist Series will present its annual spring concert featuring the beautiful Rutter Requiem that was performed at the first concert in 1997. This 25th season will feature the South County Chorus and Hinesburg Artist Series Orchestra under the direction of Rufus Patrick.
The talented musicians will also perform “Kyrie” by Rene Clausen, “Agnus Dei” by Mark Hayes, “I Will Live” by Bryan Sharpe, and “Sanctus” by Dan Forrest. Our concert will celebrate the memories of some who have supported our concert series, and remember Brian Busier for his incredible support from day one of our musical journey. Lantman’s IGA, Lantman’s Best Yet Market and Lantman’s Market supported our mission, sponsored concerts and advertised in every program for 25 years.
Performances will be at 2 p.m. and again at 4:30 p.m. Sun., March 12, at St. Jude Catholic Church in Hinesburg.
“We have sung so many wonderful pieces over the years, and this program includes some of the pieces we have loved most,” said Rufus Patrick, HAS Music Director and founder of the organization.
“Singing in the community for so many years has been incredibly satisfying,” said Yvonne Whitaker. She joins ten other musicians who also performed in the first HAS concert. “We’ve had such a variety of music, and it has all been so inspiring. We all owe a huge thanks to Rufus for creating the Hinesburg Artist Series and making it what it is today.”
Mr. Patrick said, “We are so grateful to have had so many years of performing for a very appreciative audience right here in our community. It brings joy to us all. The last few years have been difficult for the arts, especially performing groups. We are inspired to perform this concert and celebrate 25 years of music and memories.”
They will be joined by guest cellist Jiwon Lee, who is currently maintaining an active schedule as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher in the U.S. and South Korea.
She has participated in numerous music festivals and concerts in Korea and North America, such as Music in PyeongChang, Eumyeon International Music Festival, and Bowdoin International Music Festival. She is coaching cello at Browns River Middle School, is faculty at Vermont Youth Orchestra Association, and joined the faculty at The University of Vermont in 2022.
Tickets for the concert are $25.00 and available at the door or you can order at the HAS website, hinesburgartistseries.org.
The Hinesburg Artist Series is supported in part by the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.