Shepaug Friends of Music
music opportunities for the youth of the Shepaug Valley Region.
Third Annual Shepaug Friends of Music Messiah Sing
This wonderful holiday event featured a string quartet, piano, organ, trumpet,
four vocal soloists and an 80-member community chorus all under the direction of Conductor Christopher Shay.
The Messiah Sing was held on Sunday, December 30, 2007 at the Roxbury
Congregational Church, Roxbury CT. Over 120 people attended the sing and a reception afterwards.
Photographs by Walter Kidd courtsey of The Litchfield County Times
Shepaug Friends of Music presents Gifts
to Shepaug High School Strings Program
part of its ongoing efforts to provide resources for music programming
and enrichment within the Shepaug Valley Region, the Shepaug Friends of
Music recently presented several awards to the newly formed "Strings
Program" at Shepaug Valley Middle and High School. At a Garden
Reception held at a private residence in Bridgewater on Saturday
evening, September 15th, President Mark Kaufman presented Friso
Hermans, Music Teacher and Coordinator of the new Strings Program, with
a check for $3,540 and a new $3,000 upright bass courtesy of the
Engelhardt-Link Bass Company
. "We have been very supportive of the Strings Program since it was brought to our
attention less than a year ago by Friso and Shepaug Principal, Eugene Horrigan", said Kaufman,
"and we are committed to further support provided our organization
continues to receive the financial support of this wonderful
In addition to providing resources for
scholarships and performances by
the young people of the area, SFOM has also provided funding for the
Choral Bells and Orff Instruments at Shepaug Middle School and various
hand instruments at the elementary schools.
Shepaug Friends of Music also thanks and acknowledges
The Martin Guitar Company
for their support.
Musical entertainment provided by
(l-r) Friso Hermans, Franz Ryerson, Sandy Kleisner