The White Church of Blandford was built in 1822.
It sits high on a hill in Blandford, Massachusetts, a New England town settled in 1732.
This historic building is owned by the Historical Society of Blandford and is maintained by community volunteers. It is open by appointment in the summer and is a beautiful setting for weddings and concerts.
Everyone is Welcome.
The 19th Annual Bel Canto Opera Featured Beautiful Voices Again
Once again, Eve Queler, Music Director Emerita of Opera Orchestra of New York, and Douglas Martin, accompanist, presented those in attendance with an outstanding performance. This year Blandford hosted Elise Brancheau (soprano), Lara Secord-Haid (soprano), Diego Silva (tenor), and Gustavo Feulien (baritone). Vocalists performed selections from Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Bizet’s Carmen, Puccini’s La Boheme, Verdi’s La Traviata and more.
Thank you to Eve Queler, Douglas Martin and the performers for bringing your lovely voices to the Hilltowns.
The 18th Annual Bel Canto Opera Brings Big City Voices to the Hilltowns
On Saturday, July 21st, visitors to the White Church had the opportunity to hear new and exciting voices brought to us by Maestro Eve Queler. We were fortunate enough to host Megan Hart (soprano), Steven LaBrie (baritone), Samuel Levine (tenor) and Kevin Ray (tenor) on a beautiful summer evening. Accompanied by Maestro Queler and Douglas Martin, these singers shared operas from Wagner, Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Bizet, and others. Thank you to all who came out for an evening to support the White Church, and most of all to Maestro Queler and the performers for bringing opera to the Hilltowns.