LITCHFIELD — St. Michael’s Parish will present a concert by Andrew Thomson on Sunday, March 17, beginning at 4 p.m. All are welcome to this St. Patrick’s Day celebration with a suggested freewill offering of $20, followed by a reception.

The concert will begin with a selection of music composed by Thomson for a variety of percussion instruments, followed by a collection of traditional Irish and Scottish music for pipes. Thomson is a composer, performer and educator who has collaborated with a variety of organizations,

In 2006, after enlisting in the Marine Corps, the 18-year-old Thomson became the youngest member of the composition and arranging staff at the Armed Forces School of Music. Following his enlistment, Thomson earned a degree in Composition and Percussion from Ithaca College. Thomson serves as the program coordinator for Joyful Noise, the umbrella organization for choirs Chorus Angelicus and Gaudeamus, which regularly presents concerts at St. Michael’s, Litchfield. He teaches percussion in northwestern Connecticut and continues to give recitals and master classes around the country.

St. Michael’s Parish is at 25 South St., just off the Litchfield green. For more details, the contact is

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