Arts Grant Funds Cultural Enhancement on Eastern Shore
The Commission for the Arts has awarded the Northampton County Education Foundation a grant to help support an upcoming concert benefiting the Foundation’s work in Northampton County Public Schools.
According to Crosby Johnson, Chairman of the Board of Directors, “This is the first in a series of cultural enhancement and high quality arts opportunities the Foundation will be sponsoring here on the Shore. All proceeds will support scholarships, teacher grants, and special event activities in Northampton County Public Schools. Twenty-five tickets will be distributed to students involved with music programs at all four Northampton schools.”
The concert will feature the Wren Masters from the College of William & Mary, an early music quartet, playing renaissance and baroque music on period instruments. Hailed by the Washington Post for their “crisp ensemble, mellowness, and admirable stylistic awareness,” the four members are performing artist faculty of the College of William & Mary, playing harpsichord, baroque violin, viola da gamba / baroque cello, and recorder.
Susan Via of the group said, “Our baroque group thoroghly enjoyed performing in the Cokesbury series several years ago. We look forward to having another opportunity to bring baroque music to the Eastern Shore.”
The concert will be held May 3, at 3 p.m. at Franktown United Methodist Church. Tickets are $20 and go on sale March 16 at The Book Bin in Onley and any Rayfield’s Pharmacy.