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Musicians and singers team up for Hospice concert

The Camerata di Sant’Antonio Chamber Orchestra, a group that originated at Buffalo’s St. Anthony of Padua Church, has launched a push the musicians call TakeNote. As the orchestra puts it: “The group seeks out opportunities to play for free, encouraging people from the community to TakeNote of the important organization they are recognizing.”

On Friday, the orchestra teams up in Lockport with Harmonia Chamber Singers and director Rob Pacillo for a concert to benefit Niagara Hospice. Admission is free, but donations to Niagara Hospice are accepted.

The orchestra and chorus will lend their talents to music of composers ranging from Francis Poulenc to tango master Astor Piazzolla. Songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein and the Beatles also are on tap. A highlight promises to be Schubert’s “The Song of the Spirits Over the Waters,” an über-Romantic paean to the supernatural.

The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church (21 Church St., Lockport). While at the church, take note not only of Niagara Hospice but of the beautiful Tiffany windows – there are six, in addition to six other windows made from Tiffany glass. For info, call the church, 433-5905.

– Mary Kunz Goldman

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