Trinity Episcopal Church

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Oasis of Music


The public is invited to a Good Friday service featuring the string quartet version of Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross  at Trinity Church in Lewiston on Friday March 30th beginning at 7 PM.  Farther William Barter will officiate, with the music provided by the Vaillancourt-Boardman String Quartet, featuring Jessie and Greg Boardman, violins, Linda Vaillancourt, viola, and Madeleine Vaillancourt, cello.
The masterwork by Haydn, who considered it among his finest, was debuted at the cathedral in Cadiz, Spain on Good Friday, 1786.  Bookended by an introduction and a finale depicting the reported earthquake, the piece is made up of seven movements based on each of the seven utterances of Jesus made while hanging on the cross.  During this service each phrase will be read in its turn and then followed by the music composed by Haydn as a means of contemplation.
For more information call 344-3106.

The Oasis of Music runs from 12:30-1 every Wednesday at Trinity Church, 247 Bates Street in Lewiston. Admission is free.

For more information on this concert, as well as other upcoming events in the weekly Oasis-of-Music concert series, contact 344-3106.


Oasis of Music  runs from September to May, and features artists from the greater LA region performing vocal and instrumental music of all types, from folk to jazz to classical, world and everything in between. Musicians interested in performing should contact Greg Boardman at 344-3106, or

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