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Pilgrim chorus to perform works feting a British hero

4th Floor Artists hold open studios in Rockland, with works such as this oil pastel by Patricia Isaac.handout
Pilgrim Festival Chorus to perform a "Glorious Victory" concert in Plymouth. (Denise Maccaferri)Denise Maccaferri

SONGS OF VICTORY Pilgrim Festival Chorus presents a spring concert, “Glorious Victory,” consisting of the “Lord Nelson Mass” by Joseph Haydn and “A Great and Glorious Victory” by contemporary composer Jonathan Willcocks. Both works commemorate England’s iconic 18th-century hero Horatio Nelson.

The Church of the Pilgrimage, 8 Town Square, Plymouth, Saturday, April 23, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, April 24, 4 p.m.; $20, $18 seniors, www.pilgrimfestivalchorus.org.

TEA MASTER Master potter Rick Hamelin presents “Spouting Off! Teapots from Around the World,” a pottery demonstration that includes shaping the English “Brown Betty,” an Asian teapot, a Lebanese two-walled teapot, and a mythological-form teapot.

Rick Hamelin will give a pottery demonstration at the Canton library.handout

Canton Public Library, 786 Washington St., Saturday, April 23, 2 p.m.


PATRIOTS DAY Michael LePage portrays Patriot leader Dr. Joseph Warren on tours of the Suffolk Resolves House. Warren came to Milton in 1774 to sign the Suffolk Resolves, a resolution furthering independence.

1370 Canton Ave., Sunday, April 17, 1-3 p.m.

QUARTET The Cantabile Quartet will perform the Brahms First Piano Quartet, in G minor, followed by the ultra-romantic, colorful Piano Quartet No. 2 by Faure, written in the same key.

26 North St., Plymouth, Sunday, April 17, 3 p.m.; $15, under 12 free.

OPEN STUDIOS 4th Floor Artists open their studios to show and offer work for sale in two neighboring buildings, ET Wright Building, 379 Liberty St., and Rockland Sandpaper Factory, 83 East Water St., Sunday, April 17, noon-5 p.m.; www.4thfloorartists.org.

SPOKEN WORDS Poets Lori Desrosiers, author of “The Philosopher’s Daughter,” and John J. Ronan, a National Endowment for the Arts fellow, read from their work.

The Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St., Sunday, April 17, 12:45 p.m.; free, refreshments.

A South Shore Conservatory faculty quartet will play at Derby Academy on April 23.handout

HINGHAM JAZZ The Hingham Jazz Festival preview, called Jazz at the Academy, features a South Shore Conservatory faculty quartet.

Derby Academy, 56 Burditt Ave., Saturday, April 23, 7 p.m.; www.sscmusic.org.


ANNIE SINGS The Company Theatre for the Arts presents “Annie Sing-a-Long,” a family fun classic.

30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell, Tuesday, April 19, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.; $15, www.companytheatre.com.

POETRY MONTH Poets Winston Bolton and Faye George celebrate National Poetry Month with readings.

Thayer Public Library, 790 Washington St., Braintree, Saturday, April 23, 2 p.m.; and Queset House, 51 Main St., Easton, Sunday, April 24, 2-4 p.m.

CLASSIC MANDOLIN The Boston Classical Guitar Society presents Robert Margo performing on mandolin.

Hingham Public Library, 66 Leavitt St., Sunday, April 17, 3 p.m.

Steve Gretz and Leslie Lee will perform and lead worship at the Universalist Unitarian Church in Brockton.handout

CHURCH FOLK Musicians Steve Gretz and Leslie Lee will perform at the Universalist Unitarian Church of Brockton’s Javawocky Coffeehouse and lead a worship service.

325 West Elm St., coffeehouse Saturday, April 23, 7:30 p.m., $15; Sunday service April 24, 10 a.m.

OBOE ON TAP Atlantic Symphony Orchestra music director Jin Kim and principal oboist Andrew Price explore the oboe.

Greenside Grille at South Shore Country Club, 274 South St., Hingham, Sunday, April 17, 5:30 p.m.; $15, www.atlanticsymphony.org/event/classical-on-tap.

ROAD RACE A 5K road race fund-raiser, backed by a post-race party that includes burgers, hot dogs, beer, and music, benefits the Massachusetts Hospital School.

3 Randolph St., Canton, Sunday, May 1, 10 a.m. registration, noon start; $30, $25 advance, www.mhsf.us/mhs-foleys-backstreet-5k-run.

CATERPILLAR VISIT Sam Jaffe and the Caterpillar Lab visit the Museum of American Bird Art to celebrate Earth Day.

963 Washington St., Canton, Saturday, April 23, 1-4 p.m.; www.massaudubon.org/maba.

EARLY BIRDS Birding instructor Sally Avery leads a venture into the heart of the Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary in search of early migratory warblers, wrens, sparrows, and swallows.


Winslow Cemetery Road, Marshfield, Saturday, April 23, 8-11 a.m.; $12, $10 members, preregistration required, www.massaudubon.org/southshore.

The Scituate Arts Association’s juried show includes “Beach Scene" by Nancy Colella.handout

RECEPTION The Scituate Arts Association Juried Show holds its reception at Front Street Art Gallery, 124 Front St., Friday, April 22, 6:30-9 p.m.

BIG BAND Music at Sanctuary Hall presents the 55-piece Sharon Concert Band in a concert of patriotic tunes, Big Band swing, and horn bands of the ’70s sounds.

East Weymouth Congregational Church, 1320 Commercial St., Sunday, April 17, 3 p.m.; $10, $5 veterans, www.musicatsanctuaryhall.org.

GOLDEN TALE The Milton Players perform “On Golden Pond,” a play that became a popular 1981 film starring Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn.

Massachusetts Hospital School, 3 Randolph St., Canton, Friday-Saturday, April 22-23 and 29-30, 8 p.m., Sunday, May 1, 2 p.m.; www.miltonplayers.org.

MYSTERY THEATER The North River Theater presents “The Psychic,” a play about a desperate writer who puts the sign “Psychic Readings $25” in his window.

North River Theater, 513 River St., Norwell, Friday-Saturday, April 22-23, 29-30, 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 24, 2 p.m.; $20, www.northrivertheater.org.

South Street Gallery is hosting an open house to show works by Peter Spataro.handout

OPEN HOUSE South Street Gallery, currently displaying 25 colorful watercolors by Peter Spataro, hosts an open house on Sunday, April 17, 1-4 p.m., at 149 South St., Hingham.

ART ON THE POINT A fund-raiser supporting families and children living with cancer includes work by 25 local artists.

326 Powder Point Ave., Duxbury, Saturday, April 23, 5-8 p.m.; $25, www.ow.ly/10hY2A.


Singer Sean Rowe is performing at The Spire Center in Plymouth.handout

SINGER Sean Rowe will be performing along with The Sea The Sea on Friday, April 22, 8 p.m., at The Spire Center, 25 ½ Court St., Plymouth; $20.

The Mark Greel Band brings world music to The Spire on Saturday, April 23, 8 p.m.; $20.

Send information about events at least two weeks in advance to Robert Knox at rc.knox2@gmail.com.