Yale Pro Musica, a chamber chorus sponsored by the Institute of Sacred Music (ISM), will sing in a free concert on Sunday, March 1, at 5 p.m. at Christ Church, 84 Broadway. Marguerite L. Brooks, adjunct associate professor of choral conducting at the School of Music and the ISM, and the ISM's director of choral music, will conduct the performance of sacred and secular works by Bach, Schütz and other composers. The public is welcome at the event. For further information, call 432-5180.
Peter Gay, Sterling Professor Emeritus of History, will discuss his recently released book "Pleasure Wars" on Friday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the Yale Bookstore,
77 Broadway. Gay's new book is the fifth and final volume of his series "The Bourgeois Experience: Victoria to Freud." Reviewer Roger Shattuck wrote recently in The New York Times Book Review that: "Gay obliges us to reconsider our facile prejudice and to recognize the resourcefulness and high spirits of the class we love to mock." Gay will be available to sign copies of his book and, if time allows, to answer questions from the audience.
The Yale Glee Club will present a concert Friday, Feb. 27, at 8 p.m. at the Central Middle School in Greenwich, Connecticut. The program will include classical and contemporary songs. Tickets are $12 and may be purchased at the door or at the Therence St. Clair, Lewis Street, Greenwich. The concert is sponsored by the Yale Club of Greenwich. Donations to support the club's scholarship fund will be accepted.
"The African Roots of Hip Hop" is the title of a lecture to be presented by Robert Farris Thompson, the Colonel John Trumbull Professor of the History of Art. The talk, which is sponsored by the International Center, will take place Wednesday, March 4, noon-1:30 p.m. at the New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Ave. Admission is $25 for International Center members and students; $30 for others. The fee includes lunch, which will be followed by the lecture. For reservations and information, call 432-6460. In addition, it has been announced Thompson (a.k.a. "Master T") has been reappointed to a five-year term as master of Timothy Dwight (TD) College. Beginning July 1, Thompson will begin his fifth term as master. A committee of TD fellows and students described the "enormous esteem in which Master T is held by the Timothy Dwight community."
Al Kenney, director of Dining Services, has announced his retirement after 32 years of service to Yale. A reception will be held in his honor Thursday, March 12, 4-
7 p.m. in Commons' main dining room. If you plan to attend, call 432-0400. A suggested donation of $15 toward a gift may be sent to Yale University Dining Services, 294 Elm St., P.O. Box 208261, New Haven, CT 06520-8261.
Two Yale affiliates will be speakers in the "Books Sandwiched In" book discussion series sponsored by the Friends of the New Haven Free Public Library. Upcoming speakers are James Prosek '97, author and illustrator of "Trout: An Illustrated History," who will discuss Mark Kurlansky's "Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World," on March 12; and George A. Miles, the William Robertson Coe Curator, Western Americana Collection at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, who will discuss J. Anthony Lukas' "Big Trouble: A Murder in a Small Western Town Sets Off a Struggle for the Soul of America," on March 19. The series, which is free and open to the public, meets on Thursdays 12:10-12:50 p.m. in the United Church on the Green, corner of Temple and Elm streets.
Dr. Victor J. Navarro, assistant professor of internal medicine at the School of Medicine, will be honored at the American Liver Foundation Tribute Dinner which is scheduled for Sunday, April 19, at 5:30 p.m. at the restaurant 500 Blake St., New Haven. April 19 is also the first day of National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Week. Navarro is being honored along with Barry J. Vine, a local businessman, for his contributions to further the goals of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Liver Foundation. Call (203) 397-5433 for more information or invitations.
CORRECTION: The Nahuatl Summer Language Institute at Yale, offered by Yale Summer Programs, can be taken by undergraduates as an elective, and not to fulfill a language requirement as reported in a story that ran in the Feb. 2-9 issue of the Yale Bulletin & Calendar.