Benefit Concert at The Universalist Church

Concert to Benefit the Music Fund

Saturday Nov 23
7 PM 

A goodwill offering of $20 is suggested

Patrice Fitzgerald and Richard Leslie, long-time musical friends of the church and new members, are giving a concert to benefit the UCWH Music Fund. The evening will feature music ranging from classical to Broadway and jazz standards… plus a little bit of trumpet. Natasha Ulyanovsky, Music Director of Congregation Beth Israel in West Hartford, will accompany.

Patrice and Richard sing regularly throughout the area, as a jazz duo, in musical theater, and as members of the Greater Hartford Opera Ensemble. Patrice has a graduate degree in Vocal Performance from Hartt and is the Children’s Music Coordinator at UCWH. Richard studied voice with John Macurdy of the Metropolitan Opera and is currently the tenor Section Lead for the church. The couple is known as “cabaret specialists” and have performed widely, including concerts in Ireland, Hawaii, and at the Festival Fringe in Edinburgh. 

Come join us for an evening that starts with Brahms and Rachmaninoff and ends with Gershwin and Rodgers & Hammerstein. It may be chilly outside but it will be nice and warm inside!