Noon Music in Lent continues Friday, March 15, with vocalist Kathryn DerMarderosian, who will present a program titled From Bethlehem to Calvary — presenting the life of Jesus through a montage of songs, poems and readings.

DerMarderosian began singing as a child and continues to enjoy telling stories through song. She has performed as a soloist across genres in the United States and abroad, most recently with Boston Symphony as a member of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. She also has served as a music director and educator in the Eastern United States, Ecuador and Italy. She currently teaches voice at Bay Chamber Music School in Rockport; and is a member of the St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church Choir.

This marks the 12th year that St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church offers Noon Music in Lent, a free program of one-half hour of music in the church followed by a free lunch of homemade soup, bread and fruit in the Parish Hall. The series’ musicians donate their time and talent. In 2019, the free-will offering will be given to the Camden Area Christian Food Pantry.

Minister of Music Jane Schroeder started the series in 2007 as a way of providing Sabbath time — a pause, a time for reflection — at noon on the six Fridays in Lent. Each year, volunteers sign up as soup makers, bread bakers, fruit providers, servers and cleaner-uppers for the lunch and fellowship following each program. It takes many folks from St. Thomas’ parish as well as the wider community to create the music and provide the lunch.

The church is handicap accessible at the Wood Street entrance. For more information, contact Schroeder at 236-3680 or visit

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