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POST-GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 Page5 "Sing for a Saint" Honors Medieval Mystic Hildegard yon Bingen Sunday, October 7, 2012 at the Old North Church Cristi Catt leads The Hildegard Project -- an ensemble of women's voices collaborating with Concordia Consort -- in a special pro- gram at historic Old North Church, 195 Salem Street in Boston's North End, honoring recently canonized saint Hildegard yon Bingen. The con- cert of music for women's voices features music from Hildegard's famous morality play, "Ordo Virtutum," as well as polyphony from the Las Huelgas Codex and other medieval sources. This musical memorial takes place on Sunday, Octo-,, ber 7, 2012 at thebld North Church, 195 Salem Street in Boston's North End beginning at 5:00 pm and lasts about 45 minutes. Donations welcomed. For fur- ther information, please call 978-264-0584 or visit www.concordiaconsort.com. Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), renowned as the 'Sibyl of the Rhine', was a German writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, Benedictine abbess, visionary and polymath. She wrote theologi- cal, botanical and medicinal texts, as well as letters, sacred songs and poems, while supervising brilliant miniature illuminations. Her "Ordo Virtutum" tells of the struggle of Anima (the Soul) to follow the right path and not yield to the Devil's temptation. Anima calls on the Virtues to come to her aid. The concert also features chant and early polyphony from the medieval Spanish convent know as Las Huelgas, as well as works by Perotin and Oswald von Wolkenstein. Though considered a saint by acclamation for centuries, Hildegard was officially recog- nized as a saint earlier this year; she will be declared the 35 m "doctor of the church" by Pope Benedict XVI on October 7, the date of the concert. Project Director Cristi Catt has a strong reputation for her knowledge and experience with medieval and world music, particular the works of Hildegard yon Bingen. Ms. Catt is on the faculty of Longy School of Music of Bard College. Concordia Consort is ensemble-in-residence at Trinity Episcopal Church in Concord, MA, and has performed Old North Church several times over the past four years. "Where The New England College of Optometry will present "Profiles in Vision" from 6:00-- 9:00 pm on Wednesday, Octo- ber 10, at the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston. Featuring cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, an array of desserts, entertain- ment, raffle prizes, an im- pressive photo exhibition and a special multimedia presentation, the fundraising evening will honor the humanitarian work of Rick Guidotti (Founder of Positive Exposure) and Peter Ash (Founder of Under the Same Sun), both of whom will receive Presidential Medals from College President, Clifford Scott. New England College of Optometry Presents "Profiles in Vision" Benefiting Scholarship & Eye Care Programs As Jonathan Swift once wrote, there is no vision, there is no hope." Event tickets are available by visiting Www.neco.edu. Hosted by WCVB-TV News Anchor Susan Wornick, "Profiles In Vision" will benefit the College's student scholarship programs as well as the program of vital eye care services provided by New England Eye for underserved communities throughout the Common- wealth. New England Eye New England Eye, the na- tionally recognized patient care and clinical subsid- iary of the New England Col- lege of Optometry, provides comprehensive vision care to children, older adults, the FREE ElectronicsRecyc!ing Open to the Public Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 (rain or shine) 9am - 3 pm (no appointment necessary) Bayside Expo Center 200 Mt Vernon St Dorchester, MA 02125 we will unload your car! Items Accepted: computers, monitors, televisions, LCD panels, printers, other computer related equipment, stereos, cell and other phones, power supplies, electronic games, VCRs, circuit boards, microwaves, and other household electronics. Hard drive and other memory devices are physically destroyed! Items Not Accepted: air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and white goods (washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators, etc. ) @ Thomas M. Menino, Mayor homeless and individuals with disabilities through its mobile eye clinic. In addition to delivering essential eye care to students at both Perkins School for the Blind and the Cotting School, New England Eye is responsible for more than 85,000 patient visits annually in 45 local satellite locations, including 80 percent of Boston's com- munity health centers. New England College of Optometry Founded in 1894 in Bos- ton's Back Bay, the New En- gland College of Optometry ranks as one of the oldest continuous programs of op- tometric education in the U.S. The College is also: a preeminent educator of pri- mary eye care leaders around the world; provides eye care 0r more than 700,000 veter- {ns through its partnership with the VA Boston Health- care System and has trained optometrists working in 49 states and Puerto Rico. Rick Guidotti, Founder & Director, Positive Exposure Internationally renowned fashion photographer Rick Guidotti founded Positive Exposure to challenge the stigma associated with physi- cal differences. Pioneering a new vision of the beauty and richness of genetic diversity, Rick received the Genetic Alliance's "Art of Reporting" Award for his Life Magazine (Continued on Page 13) DRIVERS: START UP TO $.411MI. Home Weekly. CDL-A 6 mos. OTR Exp. Req. Equipment you'll be proud to drive! 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"Connected Living offers a vital opportunity for our seniors to connect with their loved ones and engage in the neces- sary social interaction that's proven to enhance brain health and promote wellness," said Laura Wagner, Vice President of Geriatric Services. "This is an important new dimension to the Elder Service Plan and we believe the seniors we serve will benefit greatly from it." Connected Living is free for Elder Service Plan members and will be offered at the Barnes School in East Boston, an ESP senior living site. Local residents interested in the Elder Service Plan or Connected Living can contact the Elder Service Plan at 617-568-4602 or visit the ESP office at 20 Maverick Square. f East Boston Ward 1 Republican Committee to Meet The East Boston Ward 1 Republican Committee meets Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 4:00 pm at the East Boston YMCA. East Boston voters who are registered as undeclared independents or as Republicans are invited to attend. 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