Chapel concert celebrates “The Light and Life of John La Farge”
Soprano Charlotte de Rothschild and pianist Adrian Farmer will perform a concert celebrating “The Light and Life of John La Farge through Music” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 in Our Lady of Mercy Chapel.
The music will feature Gabriel Faure’s “Mirages” and Japanese songs chosen to celebrate La Farge’s art and artistry on campus. Made possible through the support of William Vareika Fine Arts, the concert is free and open to the University community and the general public.
A reception in Ochre Court will follow the performance. As seating is limited, those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to (401) 341-3172.
Salve Regina has made stewardship of its 19th-century estate campus a hallmark of its institutional goals. The fulfillment of its spiritual vision included the conservation and public display of leaded opalescent glass windows created by La Farge.
Designed for a private chapel in Newport, the windows were moved to a Sisters of Mercy convent house in Fall River, Mass., in 1931. In 2004, they were carefully restored and returned to Newport with the intention that they would be included in the University’s first chapel building. The set includes 13 windows, with the three largest featuring the Madonna and Child, St. John the Evangelist and St. Elizabeth of Hungary.