The following was submitted by Mary Curtin, Chair of the Programs Committee, Friends of the Charlestown Branch Library. It has not been edited.
The Friends of the Charlestown Branch Library presents Great Day for the Irish: everyone’s favorite Irish songs, performed by Ruth Harcovitz. Thursday, March 15, at 7:30 pm. At the Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main Street, Charlestown. Free and open to everyone, with a reception following. For more information:617-242-1248, www.bpl.org/branches/charlestown.htm.
In observance of Irish Heritage Month, when we all are “honorary Irish,”singer Ruth Harcovitz will perform many Irish musical favorites, including well-known ballads of Thomas Moore, songs made famous by John McCormack, and a special Irish sing-along.
Soprano Ruth Harcovitz is well known throughout the region for her charm, beautiful voice, and warm personality. She has appeared as soloist with various opera companies, orchestras, and choral groups in the US and abroad. A New England Conservatory graduate, Harcovitz’s credentials include graduate studies at the Vienna Academy of Music. Upon her return to the US, she was engaged by the Santa Fe Opera, The Opera Company of Boston, and Opera New England. She is the recipient of hundreds of local cultural council grants. For more information, visit www.RuthHarcovitz.com.
The Friends of the Charlestown Branch Library was formed in 1953, becoming the second Friends group to organize within the Boston Public Library system. The Friends schedule four-six evening programs a year, support the Reading is FUNdamental programs for children, and maintain the library’s landscaping. The mission of the Friends remains today what it was in 1953: to serve as an advocacy and support group for the needs of the Charlestown Branch Library, its staff and use