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In the Spring of 2023,  a dearly beloved member of St. Thomas, Mary Whittle, died.  Mary was a long time member of the church and was involved in many aspects of church life. She was a member of the choir, served on the Vestry, and spent time in charge of the Properties Committee. Mary was a dedicated volunteer with the Food Pantry, and she enjoyed the fellowship and camaraderie of the Parking Lot Ladies.  She was a retired English Teacher and in the early seventies, she was a strong advocate for women’s rights and was the President of the Richmond Chapter of the NOW.  Mary loved music and was often reduced to tears by the beauty of what she was listening to.  We hope naming this concert series after her will be an honor to her memory.


Upcoming Concerts in the Mary Whittle Concert Series


November 18, 2023 - 7:00 pm

William Ferguson, Tenor and James Smith-Parham, Pianist
An Evening of Shubert, Hahn, Ives, Copland, Kern, Gershwin, Porter, and Coward

December 13, 2023 - 7:00 pm
Rejoice! Rejoice! - An Advent Concert
Featuring the St. Thomas Choir, singers from the Community, a professional Vocal Quartet, Flute, Oboe, Cello, and Organ

January 27, 2024 - 7:30 pm
The John Winn Quartet
Jazz Classics from the Great American Songbook plus original compositions from John and his band members

April 20, 2024 - 7:00 pm
Margaret Taylor-Woods, Soprano with Melanie Kohn Day, Pianist and Roland Karnatz, featured Clarinetist
Classical Arts Songs, Opera, and Broadway

The Mary Whittle Concert Series is funded with contributions and ticket sales. Tickets are $20.00 per person which includes an hour long concert and a bountiful reception. We need volunteers to help with ushering, ticket sales, and reception. Please contact Jimmy Hicks for more information or to volunteer.

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