Meeting House Music
Sean Tyrrell, Message of Peace
The compelling story of Irish hero and American poet and activist, John Boyle O’Reilly, in prose, poetry, and song.
Thursday, October 12th, 7:30
$15.00 at the door.
Message of Peace is the deeply moving, engaging and remarkable story of a John Boyle O’Reilly (1844-1890); created and performed by the Irish singer Sean Tyrrell. The performance traces O’Reilly’s journey from early childhood, set against a backdrop of famine and revolution, to penal servitude in Australia, his escape from Australia on a whaling ship to the USA and finally to Boston where O’Reilly became the most influential Irishman in America of his day. O'Reilly's story unfolds in both spoken word and song; mapping his life and work. Tyrrell interjects his own observations on our own times and condition, leaving no doubt as to the passion, respect and high esteem in which he beholds his all time hero.
In Memory of My Father, Jacqueline Schwab, pianist
Saturday October 21, 4pm
Suggested donation, $15 at the door
Cal (617) 775-7553 for more information
Consummate and gifted pianist, Jacqueline Schwab, will perform a solo piano concert of classical, vintage Latin and South American, and Tin Pan Alley music at the Meeting House. Her program will include: J.S. Bach, Chopin, Ravel, Elgar, Ernesto Lecuona, Ernesto Nazareth, Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer, and more. The program is dedicated to the memory of Ms. Schwab’s beloved father Charles R. Schwab (not the broker!) for whom music was an integral part of existence.