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Sep 18, York First Parish Congregational Church Men's Choir The Bow Tie Guys
Location: Women's City Club, 375 Middle Street, Portsmouth
Presented by Mr. & Mrs. Cyrus B. Sweet III

The Men's Choir, affectionately known as "The Bow Tie Guys" began life as a quartet. Gradually, more voices were added, bringing the total to nine talented singers. Each is a member of the First Parish Sanctuary Choir, and the group performs regularly during worship. The Bow Tie Guys have appeared at several events in the Maine/NH Seacoast area, including concerts at Dover First Parish Church and The Music Hall, the September 11th memorial service on York Beach and ARS Candlelight Services in Portsmouth.

The Bow Tie Guys wish to thank the countless number of people who have supported the ensemble fromits inception:the members, friends and pastors of First Parish Church, and the spouses of the gentlemen (who allow them to do what they love doing!).

The Bow Tie Guys are:
Conductor/tenor/countertenor, Wendell Purrington
Tenors, Larry Favinger, Bill Purinton and Jan Hansen
Baritones, Tim O'Connell and Todd Richard
Basses, John Shultis, Richard Leigh, and Sterling Brightman


Rise Up, O Men of God , William Henry Walter
King of Glory, King of Peace, J. Stanley Sheppard
Let All the World in Every Corner Sing, R. Lee Gilliam
Weep, O Mine Eyes, John Bennett Brothers, Carl M. Steubing
Loch Lomond , Arr: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Bound for Jubilee, Joyce Elaine Eilers
My Lord, What a Morning, Arr: Gilliam
Ezekiel Saw the Wheel, Traditional Spiritual
Ride the Chariot, Arr: William Henry Smith
God Bless America, Arr: Purrington
This Is My Country, Arr: Purrington
America Overlay, Arr: Joe Liles

The Women's City Club
The Portsmouth Women's City Club, Inc. has served the Seacoast since 1920 and is proud to be associated with the rich legacy of women's volunteerism. PWCC owns its clubhouse in downtown Portsmouth -- a handsome Victorian, with well kept garden and grounds -- that is the center of all club activities including meetings, lectures, classes, plays, fairs, concerts, dances and parties. As part of its community service philosophy, PWCC intends that all members of the community can enjoy its beautiful atmosphere.

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For the Russian-language Library of Congress description of the Treaty of Portsmouth, click here.


 News and Links

To learn nore, the following books are available, click here to order:

Heroes & Friends: Behind the Scenes of the Treaty of Portsmouth by Michiko Nakanishi

There Are No Victors Here: A Local Perspective on the Treaty of Portsmouth by Peter E. Randall

Also available, click here for ordering:


An Uncommon Commitment to Peace Exhibit Catalogue published by the Japan-America Society of NH

Blessed Are the Peacemakers: The Service of Thanksgiving for the Portsmouth Treaty, September 5, 1905 by Marina Grot Turkevich Naumann

Original 1905 newsreel footage on DVD

Treaty of Portsmouth 1905-2005 book of reproduction historical postcards.

The Portsmouth Peace Process: Guide for Teachers by Northeast Cultural Coop

Portsmouth Peace Treaty Trail

For hours, directions, details on the Portsmouth Historical Society museum where the Portsmouth Peace Treaty exhibit is displayed, click here.

For hours, directions, details on Strawbery Banke Museum and the Shapiro House, owned by one of the founders of Temple Israel who figured in the Treaty citizen diplomacy, click here.

For information about Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and Building 86 where the formal negotiations were held. click here.

For more information about Wentworth By the Sea Hotel, where both delegations stayed, click here.

For more information about Green Acre Bahai School and Sarah Farmer's commitment to the peace process, click here.

The Portsmouth Public Library maintains an micorfilm archive of local newspapers and an index of the relevant Treaty reporting and other related materials. The archive of original newspapers, photographs and other documents is maintained by the Portsmouth Athenaeum.



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