I had a couple of wonderful experiences over the weekend.

I had a busy Saturday and was tired, but I had told a friend I would go to KPAC concert at the Lawrence High School Williamson Arts Center. We have such talent in our area of Kennebec and Somerset counties. The wind ensemble, chorus and jazz ensemble all had standing ovations.

The only problem was that not many people were there to enjoy the performance. People who missed it sure lost out, and should attend the next concert.

The next night, Sunday, I was at Lorimar Chapel at Colby College to hear Mozart’s Coronation Mass. Climbing the hill to the chapel was exhausting, but the concert was such a thrill that the climb was soon forgotten. The symphony was outstanding by itself but the second concerto was led by Jeremy Henry, the Colby concerto competition winner, and his fingers and bow just flew over his violin.

Next was the Colby College Chorale, whose members sounded like the angels of heaven. The symphony accompanied them and the outstanding soprano, tenor, alto and bass soloists.

The performance was so wonderful that the standing ovation went on for quite a while. The chapel was packed, and we all went home with a high. Special thanks to the people who take time out of their busy days to give such enjoyment to others.

Betsy DrummSkowhegan