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Memorial service – Christopher R. Morley

FALLS VILLAGE — Christopher R. Morley, the Falls Village resident whose generosity and support of the arts was legendary, will be memorialized at a free concert at historic Music Mountain in Falls Village on Saturday, May 28, at 7 p.m.

Morley died unexpectedly on April 8, at the age of 57, at his home on Undermountain Road.

Two of Morley’s favorite organizations were the Falls Village Children’s Theatre and Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Mass., and each group will present performances in his honor.

Every year, Morley paid for tickets so that all interested children in Falls Village could attend a Shakespeare play at the world-renowned Berkshire theater.

In his memory, four actors from Shakespeare & Company will perform at Music Mountain: Kate Abbruzzese and Sam Parrott will stage the great fight scene from “Hamlet,” and Dana Harrison and David Joseph will perform excerpts from “Shakespeare & the Language That Shaped a World.”

The children of the FVCT will sing a selection of greatest hits from the first six seasons, and there also will be musical performances by Vance Cannon and Donald Sosin.

Morley was a major benefactor of the D.M. Hunt Library in Falls Village, where he underwrote the new Art Wall. The library will offer a reading in his honor.

Friends and neighbors are invited to picnic on the Music Mountain grounds beginning at 5 p.m., before the free 7 p.m. performance. For more information, go to www.fvct.org or www.musicmountain.org.