A fabulous event – Maggie’s Revue
Months ago, on a brisk Saturday morning, a seed was sown. At one of our Centennial Celebration organizational meetings, Kristen Burkholder put forth an idea to showcase our talented parishioners in the form of an evening revue. Fast-forward to June 20 at 7 p.m. and our 100-year old church was the setting for a fabulous event which was enjoyed by 70+ members of the community and parishioners. Kudos to Kristen and Linn for creating the program, and thank you, thank you to all the performers who brought the program to life.
Juliet Baker MC’d and shared historic anecdotes for each decade in her witty and humorous style.
We jumped to the 1920’s with “Goodnight My Someone” from The Music Man by Meredith Willson performed by Peter Clain, Dick Frost, John Cuozzo, Kristen Burkholder.
“Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree” by Lew Brown and Charles Tobias was joyfully sung by Jessica Dunson-Todd, Linda Dunson, and Susan Sullivan.
Flautists Diana Brookes Brown and Paige Taylor, accompanied by Linn on the clavinova played “Wunderbar” from Kiss Me Kate by Cole Porter.
The 1950’s were represented with a reading by Baird Whitlock of “For John F. Kennedy, His Inauguration” by Robert Frost.
The 1970’s and Kristen wowed us all with “Suzanne” by Leonard Cohen and accompanied by John with his 12-string guitar and harmonica. It was hauntingly beautiful.
Soloist Peter Clain sang “No One is Alone” from Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim.
Mary Oliver’s “Wild Geese” from the 1990’s was recited by Charlotte Herbold
And so we arrived in the 20th century! St. Margaret’s Choir gave us a rousing rendition of “You Raise Me Up” by Rolf Løvland and the lyrics by Brendan Graham.
What better way to end the evening than ice cream on the lawn? Thank you – Judith, Sandy, and Ann (our servers)
All donations received were to benefit the Restorative Justice Project.