SCCMS Presents Divine Fire

Apr 28, 2022

The South Coast Chamber Music Series (SCCMS) presents “Divine Fire”, a weekend of music featuring two Bohemians and a polymath! The prodigious works of African-American pianist, composer, and conductor Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (b. 1932) span the worlds of jazz, dance, pop, film, television, and classical music. His string quartet “Calvary” is a prime example of this heady fusion. Violist Anna Griffis performs Morpheus by Rebecca Clarke, an English renegade whose independent life and works were far ahead of her time. Antonin Dvorak’s exhilarating Piano Quintet in A Major closes the concert with appropriate fanfare. 

On Saturday, April 30, the Chamber Music performance will take place in Marion at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church (124 Front Street). On Sunday, May 1, the venue is in South Dartmouth at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (351 Elm Street). Both concerts begin at 4:00pm. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance at Please check the website for current COVID 19 safety policies.

This SCCMS weekend features NBSO musicians Ethan Wood, violin; EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks, violin; Anna Griffis, viola; Peter Zay, cello; as well as SCCMS Artistic Director Janice Weber, piano. 

Please note that the January SCCMS concert entitled “Solace” has been rescheduled to June 4 and 5. If you are holding a ticket for the January 29 concert, it will be valid for the June 4 concert in Marion.  If you are holding a ticket for the January 30 concert, it will be valid for the June 5 concert in Dartmouth. If you are unable to use your ticket(s), please contact Abby at or 508-999-6276 ext 222.

The NBSO is a professional orchestra that annually presents a concert series of classical and pops music with internationally acclaimed guest artists, as well as an outstanding chamber music series. In addition, the NBSO’s innovative and nationally recognized educational programs reach 8,000 students each year. The NBSO is dedicated to building a community of music in the South Coast. Visit today!