ELEGIES: A Song Cycle
by William Finn
An Exceptional Musical Event
Performed by Carl Phillips and Friends
Friday, May 6, 8 PM
Crossroads Theater, New Brunswick
Benefiting NeighborCorps Re-Entry Services & Who Is My Neighbor, Inc.?
For tickets visit WhoIsMyNeighbor.net or call 732-379-0897.
This is Carl’s farewell concert before he joins the Peace Corps! Come hear this fabulous pianist and hear a remarkable musical event!
“The show offers infinite joy!
“The work is breathtaking in the depth and breadth of its commentary on the rewards and woes of being part of a family, of a group of friends, and of a society in good times and bad. The 19 separate pieces were composed in memory of Finn’s friends, several of whom died of AIDS. Three songs deal specifically with the passing of his mother, Barbara Finn. The final set of songs deal with the collapse of the World Trade Center and its emotional aftermath.
“In a review of a regional production in 2004, the reviewer wrote: “Never morbid, Elegies is touching, funny, and ultimately buoyant; floating on the spirits of those who inhabit its songs. The styles and tones range throughout the musical from the unabashedly optimistic — “Life has infinite, infinite joys!” — to the hilariously irreverent.”
(See, Rick.“A CurtainUp DC Review. ‘Elegies’ “ curtainup.com, March 28, 2004).
The Board of Trustees of Churches Improving Communities cordially invite you to the Annual Circle of Friends Meeting
Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
The Reformed Church of Highland Park
19 S. Second Avenue
Highland Park NJ 08904
Gather with us as we give thanks and as we celebrate another year of wonderful programs that have helped our sisters and brothers through the churches of Classis New Brunswick! The meeting will also provide you an opportunity to learn about CIC and how we can assist your church.
The program will highlight this year’s programs and initiatives including:
• NeighborCorps Re-Entry Services (Re-entry program for those leaving Middlesex County Jail)
• Churches Accomplishing Long-Term Recovery (Hurricane Sandy work)
• Our first Classis-wide mission trip to North Carolina!
• A new Mental Health Services initiative
The mission of CIC is to partner with Classis New Brunswick churches to meet the social, educational and economic needs in their communities and beyond. The Circle of Friends is a group dedicated to supporting CIC and its mission through financial and volunteer support.
If you would like to attend, please rsvp via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 848-229-1107. Light refreshments to be provided. We hope to see you at the meeting!