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Tuesday, September 25 News

News Briefs: Music on the Hill presents ‘Song of Light’, NCC Lab School opens early enrollment

Music on the Hill hosts

‘Song of Light’ concert

WILTON — Music on the Hill welcomes harpist Wendy Kerner for “Song of Light,” music for harp, bells and voices, to open its 2018 season. The concert is 3 p.m. March 18, at WEPCO Parish Hall, 48 New Canaan Road, Wilton. It is presented free.

“Song of Light” is an uplifting program featuring songs of comfort, renewal, and joy. It will include Fauré's “Cantique de Jean Racine,” original works for handbells by artistic directors David H. Connell and Ellen Dickinson, and two new songs by New Canaan composer Gwyneth Walker.

The Festival Chorus will reprise the “Glory” movement from Dickinson’s “Threads of Light,” which was enthusiastically received at its fall 2016 premiere at Norwalk Concert Hall. “Threads of Light” weaves together more than 30 spirituals in three movements: Hope, Journey, Glory. It will be performed in this concert with harp and bells.

Kerner is the principal harpist with the Norwalk, Bridgeport and Ridgefield symphonies and has appeared in concerts throughout the United States and abroad. She is an adjunct professor of harp at Sacred Heart University and a founding member of the Irish music group, Themselves.

NCC Lab School opens early enrollment

NORWALK — The Child Development Lab School at Norwalk Community College, an early learning center in Fairfield County, is offering early enrollment for the 2018-19 school year.

Housed on NCC’s East Campus, the school has been providing early care and education for children 6 months to 5 years since 1988. Fully accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the school boasts three large, well-lit classrooms, a gross-motor development room, a S.T.E.A.M. activity room and age-appropriate outdoor play spaces. The school has had more than 1,200 children in the program over its 30-year history.

The school features two observation rooms that play an important academic role for NCC students, offering them a forum for observing and practicing the methods and theories taught in the nationally accredited Early Childhood Education program. The school has limited openings for the coming school year, and welcomes enrollment inquiries from members of the NCC student body and staff, as well as the community at large.

For information, contact the school’s director, Joan Parris, at 203-857-6804.

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