James Brown (And The Oxford University Choir) Come To Westport

The “06880” tagline is “Where Westport meets the world.”

We could add: “Where the world meets Westport.”

The other day, Debbie Hoult was rehearsing for a vocal concert. She’s a Westport native, but moved many years ago to England.

Her group — the Wooburn Singers — will perform there this weekend, with James Brown. (An organist from Oxford, not the Godfather of Soul.)

During tea break, he mentioned that he and the Choir of New College Oxford University will be off to Westport, Connecticut at the end of the month.

New College Choir of Oxford University

“That’s my home town!” Debbie said.

It’s quite a coincidence. But there’s more.

In Westport, the choir will sing — and James Brown will play the organ — at Christ & Holy Trinity Church.

Which is the church that Debbie attended, all those years ago.

It all made Debbie a little bit homesick.

She won’t be at her old church on March 30.* But you shouldn’t miss it.

The Oxford choir recently performed at the Sistine Chapel.

This being “06880,” I’m sure someone will quickly post in the comments section, “Hey! I was at that concert!”

And someone else will reply, “Wow! I was supposed to go. But my dinner with Pope Francis ran late.”

(For more information, and tickets to the March 30 concert at Christ & Holy Trinity Church, click here.)

*”Old” is a relative term. The New College Choir was founded in 1379.

One response to “James Brown (And The Oxford University Choir) Come To Westport

  1. Dennis Jackson

    Hey, I was at that concert! (Referring, however, to The Godfather Of Soul at the Klein Memorial in 1988, the closest he may have ever come to Westport.)