Davis sisters share music, adventure

Mar 13, 2014
Pictured earlier this winter in India are Sophie Davis, far left, and Josie Davis; four young musicians; and Jaime Feldman, who attends Oberlin College Music Conservatory with the Waldoboro-raised sisters.

Waldoboro — Josie and Sophie Davis, Oberlin College Music Conservatory students and gifted violinists, will perform and discuss their recent month-long music teaching project in Goa, India, during the 10 a.m. worship service Sunday, March 23, at Broad Bay Congregational United Church of Christ, 941 Main St./Route 220.

While in Goa this January to February, Josie and Sophie Davis, with Oberlin student Jaime Feldman, taught at the Child’s Play Foundation, a nonprofit organization that offers music lessons to disadvantaged youth; coached chamber groups; and offered individual lessons. They performed as a string quartet in a chamber music festival and served as principal players of the Camerata Chamber Orchestra, an ensemble that includes the most advanced students in Child’s Play and other local musicians from Goa. Their trip was funded by a Conservatory Initiative Grant Supporting Imagination and Excellence from Oberlin Conservatory, with additional help from family and friends.

“Josie and Sophie Davis have blessed us with their music and support for many years. Not only are they fabulous musicians using their musical skills to enhance worship, open hearts, and, in this case, break down barriers between cultures, they are also extraordinary writers who describe their experiences in a foreign culture with keen insight and gentle humor,” said Nancy Duncan, Broad Bay’s pastor.

Everyone is invited to enjoy the Davis’ presentation of their experience of music as a universal language. Broad Bay Congregational UCC is an Open and Affirming Congregation. For more information, call 832-6898.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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