Noyes grew up in Portland, inheriting a rich musical heritage from his parents Richard and Clorinda Noyes, musicians with the Portland Symphony Orchestra.
Noyes and his family are based in Portland, where he teaches, composes and performs with classical and contemporary groups of all sizes.
The Beet Poets of Wayne are the concert’s opening act, comprised of David Moreau, Jay Franzel, Claire Hersom and Stan Davis. Franzel writes thoughtful poems that often reflect the mystery of the natural world. He also writes about coffee, Franz Kafka and the bridges of New York City, where he grew up. He has worked with at-risk students for more than 20 years and currently teaches in Winthrop.
Davis is a musician, singer and storyteller. He recently retired as a family therapist and school counselor and continues to speak all over the world about bullying prevention. He is a proud member of Hurry Down Sunshine, a folk/blues duo that performs frequently in the area.
Moreau works in Lewiston with adults with developmental disabilities. His poems have been read by Garrison Keillor on the Writer’s Almanac.
Hersom lives in Winthrop with her dog and cats. She has published several books of poetry, including “Drowning: A Poetic Memoir,” which uses humor, honesty and compassion to explore the world she knew while raising three children on the edge of poverty.
Trinity Church is at 247 Bates Street. A suggested donation of $10 goes to the artists and the many neighborhood ministries of Trinity Church. Children and students are admitted free. For more information, call 207-344-3106.