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Cantiamo Choir Performs Lenten Concert In Weston

Marlane Tubridy, director of the Cantiamo Choir, will lead a Lenten Concert Saturday at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Weston.
Marlane Tubridy, director of the Cantiamo Choir, will lead a Lenten Concert Saturday at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Weston. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTON, Conn. – Seasoned musician and Westonite Marlane Tubridy will lead the Cantiamo Choir in a Lenten Concert, “Jesus: Walk to Calvary” at 7 p.m. Saturday at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 35 Norfield Road, Weston.

The event includes song, scripture and the showing of a Stations of the Cross video, written and produced by Tubridy. The program centers on Lenten themes and is a time to prepare for Easter.

“We’re all so busy, I encourage people to think of the concert as a gift to themselves. It’s an opportunity to sit and think about the season,” said Tubridy.

The program features one of Tubridy’s original compositions, “Guide My Way,” plus the hymns, “With You by my Side,” “Exodus XV, “O God Hear Us,” “My Song Will Be for You,” “Speak Now, O Lord,” “Sweet Redeemer” and “You Have Called Us.”

The community at large is invited and admission is free.

With degrees from Kent State, Juilliard and New York University, combined with her studies at La Scala in Milan, Italy, Tubridy’s initial area of concentration was opera. She later developed a penchant for composition and musical leadership. Soon the Cantiamo Choir was formed. The choir is a nonprofit organization with members living in and around Fairfield County. Now in its 13th year, 20 members will take part in the Lenten concert.

In the spirit of giving back, Tubridy orchestrates several benefit concerts, with proceeds donated to local crisis centers, shelters and charities. Tubridy is a member of Weston’s Saint Francis parish.

The evening’s narrator is Dr. Thomas Hicks, professor emeritus from Sacred Heart University, and longtime columnist for Fairfield County Catholic. The video viewing and refreshments will follow the concert.

Reservations are encouraged, though walk-ins are welcome. Contact Gloria Doino at 203-349-5443 to reserve a spot.

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