Bristol's Choral Festival donations to help local food pantries


The area’s first Choral Festival, bringing vocal ensembles from several organizations to perform on one program. The show will take place at St. Mary's Church, Wood Street, Bristol, on Sunday April 14 at 3 p.m.  The concert is free and open to the public, with tickets available at Paper, Packaging and Panache and from participating chorus members.  A free-will offering will be taken at intermission to help cover associated expenses with all excess money given to Bristol Good Neighbors and East Bay Pantry in Bristol.

Participating in the festival are the Bristol County Chorus under the direction of Joan Doyle Roth, First Congregational Church Choir (Bristol) directed by Othniel Clarke, Mt. Hope High School Vocal Ensemble, directed by Vicki Boyle, and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Choir (Bristol) under director Stephen Romano.


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