Musical Celebrationof the 200th Anniversary
of the birth of Leonard Bacon
(from April, 2002)

Please join us for a Musical Celebration
of the 200th Anniversary of the birth of
Leonard Bacon
at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, 2002
at
Center Church, New Haven, CT

Leonard Bacon graduated from Yale College in 1820and subsequently from the Andover Theological Seminary. Reverend Bacon was the rector of Center Church for about 40 years and during that time composed many hymns. He was also a noted champion of the anti-slavery movement.

A quartet from the Center Church Choir, under the leadership of Fenno Heath, will join us in a Hymn Sing of six of Rev. Bacon's compositions, including the one used at all Yale graduation ceremonies.

A quartet from the Center Church Choir, under the leadership of Fenno Heath, will join us in a Hymn Sing of six of Rev. Bacon's compositions, including the one used at all Yale graduation ceremonies.

Guest Speakers will include David Musto, whose presentation will focus on Leonard Bacon's activities as an ardent Prohibitionist, and Judy Schiff, who will discuss the Baconian Theory of the authorship of Shakespeare's plays, a movement begun by Delia Bacon, sister of Leonard Bacon.

The featured speaker will be Hugh Davis, Professor at Southern Connecticut State University, who has recently completed a biography of Leonard Bacon.

Leonard Bacon and his sister Delia Bacon are buried in Grove Street Cemetery

 



Friends of the Grove Street Cemetery, Inc.
P. O. Box #9238
New Haven, CT 06533-0238

office@grovestreetcemetery.org