Some 280 folks visited Mepkin on Memorial Day to hear the Ensemble of St Clare at Mepkin Abbey perform a musical treat of Telemann, Bryars, Handel, Albinoni, Villa Lobos and Mozart. It was a sold out performance and then some — but all went away energized by the splendor of the music and the artistic brilliance of the musicians.
A reception was held in the monastic dining hall following the concert in which monks, patrons and performers intermingled and shared highlights. Many folks used the opportunity to walk in our gardens and to experience the beauty of Mepkin in late Spring.
Abbot Stan and the Mepkin Community extend a special thanks to Ellen Dressler Moryl, artistic director emeritus with the Office of Cultural Affairs, who arranged this performance and who has been such a supporter for Mepkin’s cultural outreach for nearly 20 years.