Recital to benefit Wellesley Choral Society on Sept. 7

Trio Viscaria. On the left, Monica Pegis, violin; center, David Fisher, cello; on the right, Hisako Hiratsuka, piano.

Trio Viscaria. On the left, Monica Pegis, violin; center, David Fisher, cello; on the right, Hisako Hiratsuka, piano.

On Sunday, Sept. 7, at 2 pm a recital to benefit the Wellesley Choral Society will take place at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 79 Denton Road, Wellesley, Mass.

This intimate concert features Edward Whalen, tenor, and Trio Viscaria. The musicians in the Trio are Monica Pegis, violin; David Fisher, cello; Hisako Hiratsuka, piano.

Whalen will open the concert with nine Mélodies (French art songs) by Reynaldo Hahn (1874-1947). Trio Viscaria plays Piano Trio, KV 564, G major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) and Piano Trio, op 8, B major by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897).

Edward Whalen, Music Director of Wellesley Choral Society.

Edward Whalen, Music Director of Wellesley Choral Society.

All performers donate their services for the benefit of Wellesley Choral Society. Edward Whalen is Music Director of Wellesley Choral Society as well as director of the Upper School Chorus and music teacher at Milton Academy. As vocal soloist, he has appeared with Boston Lyric Opera, Lake George Opera and Boston Aria Guild among others. In this recital the Wellesley resident will accompany himself on the piano.

Hisako Hiratsuka is a graduate of Tokyo University of Arts and Music. She currently teaches piano at Tufts University and has an active career as chamber music player and accompanist. She is also rehearsal pianist for the Wellesley Choral Society and has appeared as soloist in many of the Society’s concerts. Monica Pegis is a graduate of New England Conservatory of Music. She is an avid interpreter of contemporary classical music and appears regularly as soloist or orchestral player with many different musical organizations. David Fisher is a graduate of Curtis Institute of Music. Separately, he graduated from Swarthmore College, Cornell Medical School and Rockefeller University.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church is handicapped accessible and there is ample free parking in two nearby lots. Suggested donation is $20. Please also visit www.wellesleychoralsociety.org.

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