The walls at Trinity will ring with music this month. It all begins Monday, July 28, the first day of the Children’s Music Camp. This popular annual event is open to all children ages 7–12 and features a week of singing and dancing, culminating in a performance at 11 a.m. on Sunday, August 3 at Lighthouse Park during the annual Point Roberts Arts and Music Festival. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. on July 28. The camp is held Monday–Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday dress rehearsal is 1–5 p.m.
This year’s musical is titled Old Testament Fast Forward. Director Tasha Neufeld and crew are gearing up for a fantastic week. Tasha also invites adult volunteers to assist with stagecraft and costumes and teens who would like to be part of the crew. My granddaughter participated as a performer for four years and last year graduated to crew. “I loved music camp and being on the crew is even better!” she said.
Thanks to volunteer help and generous concert donations, this camp is provided at no charge to the participants. Advanced registration is not required, but volunteers and teens who would like to be part of the crew or parents with questions can contact Tasha at email@example.com
The Gospel Boys return by popular demand Saturday, August 23 at 7 p.m. for another concert from their extensive repertoire of gospel and more, all done a cappella. Also members of the Vancouver Welshmen’s Choir, these gentlemen have wowed audiences here since 2010. This will be their fifth concert at Trinity.
A very special, never to be repeated concert is planned for Sunday, August 24 at 2 p.m. featuring our own Esther Rosenthal. Although many of you have heard Esther accompanying the Trinity Community Choir and participating in other local concerts, you may not know that she enjoyed a long career as professional orchestral musician, soloist and arranger. She began playing piano by ear at age 3, then studied piano from 7 to 19. She also studied violin, and then at 14 added the French horn. She did her bachelor’s degree at Oberlin Conservatory and a master’s in theory at Eastman School of Music. She began arranging in the 1960s.
Esther has invited a number of other fine musicians to join her in performing some of her arrangements of classical pieces from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. Esther said these arrangements include “duos, trios, quartets, quintets and a larger ensemble at the end which will feature my daughter, Deborah Mayhan.”
Deborah is a soprano soloist with the Los Angeles Master Chorale and she and her husband, tenor Gabriel Reoyo-Pazos, have performed all over the world, including singing opera in Italy. The couple performed a recital in Point Roberts in 1997 and Trinity concert producer Lucy Williams still talks about the thrill of hearing them. Following this concert will be a reception catered by Joan Roberts of Brewster’s. Mark your calendars now for this spectacular event.