Siblings Phil Clement on guitar and Sybil (Clement) Wentworth on piano will present an instrumental concert to benefit renovations of the Rockville Community Chapel Sunday, Aug. 15 at 3 p.m. in the historic building.

Clement and Wentworth participated in many local music events in their school and community as they grew up in Camden. Clement is a professional musician and songwriter, well-known for his versatility in playing everything from folk to jazz, blues to gospel and country to rock. He teaches guitar privately, as well as guiding the group guitar lesson program at the Pen Bay YMCA.

Wentworth loves sharing the joy of music through teaching music in SAD 40 at the Warren Community School. She also has been very involved in community theater productions, as well as serving as a church musician (organist and choir director) since she was in elementary school. A recent highlight was participating in the church service that celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Chestnut Street Baptist Church in Camden, where she and Clement and their siblings Tom, Bill and Shirley grew up.

Clement and Wentworth recently recorded a CD of “Mom and Dad’s Favorite Hymns” at the request of their family and local church members. They perform monthly at People’s United Methodist Church in Union and were urged to make that music available for more frequent listening experience.

This historical church building is an appropriate setting for the musical selections featured at this concert, as Clement and Wentworth share many of the old hymns that would have been heard there. They look forward to the opportunity for many in the community to enjoy a good old-fashioned hymn time … and they even take requests.

Donations will be accepted at the door, with proceeds going toward the restoration project. Lemonade and home-baked goods will be on sale during intermission. The chapel is located on Old Rockland Street, off Route 17 behind the Green Thumb. The chapel no longer functions as a church, but is a place where wedding, funerals, quilt shows, concerts and other activities take place during the summer months. It is the last public building standing in Rockville and holds an important place in the history of the tiny village. For more information, visit

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to