Winter and Spring Programs


Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 4pm

(Snow Date: Saturday, February 18 at 4pm)
St. Michael’s Church, 399 Hope Street, Bristol, RI 02809
Tickets: $20 at the door only.  Cash or check.
Soprano Yohji Cantar Daquio will perform a recital of Opera arias and songs from Music Theatre.  This recital is offered in loving memory of Carole Cargill, a much missed long time
parishioner and choir member of St. Michael’s. 

Ms. Daquio will graduate from Mannes Conservatory, NYC, with a Master’s in Opera this spring. She has sung several roles in opera productions at Boston Conservatory and Mannes Conservatory. Ms. Daquio has also won first place in a variety of competitions in the East Coast. Ms. Daquio has been featured regularly in St. Michael’s Easter and Christmas Eve services over the last three years.

Ash Wednesday, February 22, 4 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Charles Calhoun will give a semi-staged reading of the 20 th -century’s most famous Christian poem. Four Quartets are four interlinked meditations with the common theme being man’s relationship with time, the universe, and the divine. In describing his understanding of the divine within the poems, Eliot blends his Anglo-Catholicism with mystical, philosophical and poetic works from both Eastern and Western religious and cultural traditions, with references to the Bhagavad-Gita and the Pre-Socratics as well as St. John of the Cross and Julian of Norwich.


Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., Parish House
April 11, 18, 25, May 2
Facilitator: Charles Calhoun

The first book of the Hebrew Bible is filled with stories that have shaped our understanding of the world. Robert Alter’s highly accurate new translation helps in understanding its complexities and contradictions.


Sunday, March 5, 2023 at 4pm

The English Orpheus: The Musical Enchantments of Henry Purcell

Agnes Coakley Cox, Sophie Michaux,
Corey Dalton Hart, Adam Simon, voices;
Nathaniel Cox, theorbo

If Orpheus charmed humans, animals, and even the gods of the Underworld with his lyre, then Henry Purcell, known as the “English Orpheus,” did the same for kings, queens, and commoners alike with his compositions. In his short thirty-six years, he created an astounding 850 works of music or more—and they still captivate and enchant us centuries later. Our spring concert will be an intimate evening of Purcell songs that journey from the sublime to the irreverent and back again.

Admission $20 – at the door only.

FAITH & CULTURE CONVERSATIONS: Critical Race Theory & Why It Should Matter To Me

Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 6:00 – 8:00 pm in St. Michael’s Parish House.

Save the date for our March Faith and Culture Conversation with priest and scholar, Cheryl Cavalconte. This promises to be an engaging conversation exploring Critical Race Theory, its foundations, its function, and how it engages the intersections of faith, culture and race.

This class will be limited to 15 people.

Please contact Canon Michael at to register.

Facilitator Bio: Cheryl Cavalconte is a priest in the Ecumenical Catholic Church and has served as a spiritual director and retreat facilitator. Most recently, she was adjunct faculty at Roger Williams University, where, in addition to CRT, she taught expository writing and public speaking. Cheryl and her husband, Charlie, live in Bristol, RI.