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St. Francis Of Assisi Church Invites Weston To Lenten Concert

Marlane Tubridy, director of the Cantiamo Choir, will lead a Lenten concert at St. Francis of Assisi Church March 19.
Marlane Tubridy, director of the Cantiamo Choir, will lead a Lenten concert at St. Francis of Assisi Church March 19. Photo Credit: Martin Tubridy

WESTON, Conn. -- Seasoned musician and Westonite Marlane Tubridy will lead the Cantiamo Choir in a Lenten concert entitled "Jesus: Walk to Calvary," Saturday, March 19 at St. Francis of Assisi Church.

The event will include song, scripture and the showing of a Stations of the Cross video written and produced by Tubridy. The community at large is invited, and admission is free.

Tubridy has degrees from Kent State, Juilliard and New York University, and she studied at La Scala in Milan, Italy. Her 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 about Fairfield County. Now, in its 13th year, 20 members will take part in this Lenten concert. Tubridy also orchestrates several benefit concerts, with proceeds donated to local crisis centers, shelters and charities. She is a member of Weston's Saint Francis parish.

The March 19 musical program centers around Lenten themes and is a time set apart to listen and prepare for Easter.

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

The program will feature one of Tubridy's original compositions, "Guide My Way," plus the hymns, "With You by my Side," "O God Hear Us," "My Song Will Be for You," and "Sweet Redeemer," among others. The evening's narrator is Dr. Thomas Hicks, professor emeritus from Sacred Heart University and longtime columnist for Fairfield County Catholic. The video and refreshments will follow.

The concert will begin at at 7 p.m. at the church, 35 Norfield Road, Weston. Reservations are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Contact Gloria Doino at 203-349-5443 to RSVP. For more details, visit the church's website.

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