Sunday, November 8, 2020 Soprano "Mary Bonhag will perform a virtual recital" 7:30 PM Nov. 13 with works of Adolphus Hailstork, Jacqueline Hairston & Moses Hogan

Adolphus Hailstork

Jacqueline Hairston

Moses Hogan

Rutland, Vermont

Nov. 7, 2020

GREENSBORO — Marshfield-based soprano and Scrag Mountain Music co-Artistic Director Mary Bonhag will perform a virtual recital of music inspired by her own religious and spiritual practice at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, live-streamed from the Highland Center for the Arts. The concert is sponsored by Scrag Mountain Music.

The program includes works by Kathy Wonson Eddy, Don Jamison, Adolphus Hailstork, Jacqueline Hairston, Moses Hogan, Joaquín Nin-Culmell, James Primosch, Samuel Barber and Olivier Messiaen, plus a conversation with the Rev. Rona Kinsley. Joining Bonhag on this program is Burlington pianist Hiromi Fukuda.


Also programmed are Jacqueline Hairston’s “On Consciousness Streams” from the song cycle of the same name, and Adolphus Hailstork’s “Create in Me” and “Difficulties” from “Songs of Love and Justice,” the latter with words by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; Cuban-Spanish composer Joaquín Nin-Culmell’s “Adonenu, Elohenu” that nods to the period in Medieval Spain when Christians, Jews and Muslims were thought to have coexisted peacefully. James Primosch’s folk hymn “How Can I Keep from Singing” and Moses Hogan’s arranged traditional spiritual “Walk Together,” Children” are two works deeply embedded in Bonhag’s own religious upbringing.

The program is “pay what you can” with at-will donations collected; for details and to RSVP, go online to or call 802-377-3161.


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