WINDHAM – Windham’s talented alumni came together last weekend to present a variety of choral, classical, Broadway, jazz, R&B, and country music in their annual effort to raise money for the Richard Nickerson Scholarship.

The 15th annual Richard Nickerson Scholarship Concert took place Saturday, Jan. 5, in the Windham Performing Arts Center at Windham High School and drew about 200 audience members. The concert featured performers Annelyse and Michael Atkinson, Richard Bicknell, Logan Burns, Alyssa Carroll, Christy Comeau-Pierce, Dimitra Corsetti,Emily Davis, Grant Dodge, Casey Hutchinson, Jazmin DeRice,Molly Keane-Dreyer, Janelle LoSciuto, Sarah Nickerson, Georgia Noonan, Molly Olsen, Mia Foley-Perron, Michelle Sawyer-Houle, Rachel Scala, Eoin Sinclair, Jessica Thompson, Ben Toppi, and The Side Notes. Concert accompanist was Victoria Stubbs, and production manager was Janelle LoSciuto.

Gayle Clarke, one of the scholarship committee members, said of Saturday night’s performance, “I think it was a professionally done hometown production second only to American Family Holiday. It’s just come a long way and we have a wonderful production staff and terrific talent.”

The scholarship was established in 1997 by parents of Windham Chamber Singers’ students in appreciation of Windham High School Choral Director, Dr. Richard Nickerson, following the Windham Chambers Singers’ recognition as world champions in choral competition in Vienna, Austria. Since its formation, the RNS Committee has awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships to 18 graduating Windham High School seniors pursuing music studies as part of their college experience.

Dozens of performers took part in last Saturday night’s 15th annual Richard Nickerson Scholarship Concert.   
Windham High School alum Eoin Sinclair trades in his signature violin for a ukulele during his performance.
The namesake of the evening’s concert, Dr. Richard Nickerson, left, chats with local music legend Al Hawkes at Saturday night’s show.

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