Rossini Club’s Next concert is January 13.

The November 11th concert featured Odds ’n’ Ends barbershop quartet.

This month, our featured guest artist will be the award winning Odds ’n’ Ends barbershop quartet members: Jonas Rimkunas,* tenor; Chris Howard, *lead; Jim Fortin,*bass; Phil Newth, *baritone.

  • Pianist Diane Walsh will perform music by George Crumb.
  • Soprano Mary Johnson Letellier and pianist Angela Olszta* will present songs by Gounod and Puccini
  • Violinist Eleanor Lehmann and pianist Scott Eaton will perform the Sonatina Op.137, No. 1 by Franz Schubert

The newest quartet to join the Downeasters Barbershop Chorus family, Odds ’n’ Ends has been together for about 2 years. However, even in that short time they have already accomplished some great things. They are the 2017 Granite & Pine Division Champions, earning that title in late April 2017 in Windham, NH. This title, earned by outscoring quartets from all over NH and ME, has been won by other Downeasters quartets in the past as well, and the quartet is excited for what will come from the next part of their journey, where they will join Exchange Street Quartet and Port City Sound in Manchester, CT to compete with the best quartets in New England.

Meet our performers at a reception which follows the concert. Meanwhile, check out the group on on their Facebook page.

The concert takes place at 3:00 p.m. at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State Street, Portland. Suggested donation $10/5 seniors (students are admitted free of charge)

The Portland Rossini Club is a group of Maine musicians that presents a monthly concert series of classical music in Portland, Maine. The club also runs a competitive music scholarship program.

Prospective performing members are chosen by audition and include professional performers, music teachers and skilled amateurs. An elected Board of Directors runs the Portland Rossini Club. Many members perform regularly throughout the region. To find out how to join, or for any other questions, visit our contact page.

Also, it’s not too late to purchase CDs (or downloadable music files) of longtime former member Richard Roberts playing some of his favorite pieces, by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Rachmaninoff, are available for purchase on this website – under the Donate/CDs tab.