Chaminade Club of Providence, RI



August and the heat of summer is upon us. It is time to look forward to the coming of Autumn: the colorful foliage, the cool crisp air and for some of you, time to get your lesson plans, syllabi ready for school, getting your clothes out of storage or boxes. For the gardeners, how about picking your own home grown tomatoes, zucchini, etc, and most of all, some serious practicing for those of us who will be performing for the upcoming Musicales.

You don’t know how thankful I am to be able to say “Welcome to the one hundred and sixteenth season of the Chaminade Club.” Likewise, happy and excited that we will be able to get together again after months of 

seclusion. We missed you very much!

Our 2021-2022 Sunday Musicales and Teas are on:

October 3, 2021

November 7, 2021

December 5, 2021

January 16, 2022 (President’s Day)

February 6, 2022

March 6, 2022

April 3, 2022

May 1, 2022

Our Annual Scholarship Music Festival is on Saturday, April 2, 2022. I hope to see you at our Musicales, and for teachers, it is time to prepare your students for the Festival. You will receive the Scholarship Information and Requirements in September 2021.

For your calendar: We are adding an extra Musicale in January. Sunday, January 16, 2022 will be our President’s Day Special concert. This concert will be led by our member Rene de la Garza, baritone, with members of the Encore Opera Company, entertaining us with arias, duets from famous and familiar operas, and melodies from Broadway Musicals.

Please save these dates. We want to see you! Come and enjoy music, tea and the company of friends at the Mary K. Hail Music Mansion.

I look forward to a fresh new year, new energy and the many wonderful musical events that await us. I am confident that with your attendance, help and hard work, we will be able to make this coming season one of the best ever.

I would like to share a Native American proverb from the Sauk tribe:

“When you have a talent of any kind, use it, take care of it, guard it.”

With best wishes,
Roz Chua

Dear Friends, 
Greetings for a peaceful and healthy 2021! 
 I am writing to inform you of the  Board's decision regarding  the February 7, March 7, April 11 and May 2 , 2021 Musicales, the April 10 Annual Scholarship  Music Festival , the  2021-2022 dues  and the  performers  for 2021-2022 Musicales.   
We have decided to cancel all the 2021 Musicales ( February to May ) and the  Annual Scholarship Music Festival  until the next season. Secondly,  the dues paid for 2020-2021 will apply to 2021-2022 season. 
To the performers who were scheduled for 2020-2021,  you can keep the same schedule you have signed up for the 2021-2022 season unless you want to change or are not able to perform. In that case, please let me know of your decision. I will send you a 2020-2021  performance schedule to refresh your memory in a separate mailing .  
I only wish we could have our Musicales, the Scholarship Festival and meet at tea . It saddens me to have to cancel everything and I think you understand why. I hope and pray that you will take good care of yourselves and your families;  make good judgements and  stay away from this deadly virus and be able to get your vaccines. My greatest joy is for you to remain strong and healthy.  
Please  be assured that you are not forgotten and are dearly missed.I love to hear how you are doing and what you are doing anytime.   
 I  am convinced we will be able to have our Musicales next October  and I want  to see all of you there applauding and cheering!!  We will inform you in late summer. 
 To quote Lester Holt's  closing remark " We are in this together , take care of yourself and each another "
Roz or Rosalind