More about The Performers for Love Notes


Catie Canale

Catie Canale, harpist, has performed with ensembles across the country, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, Cambridge (MA) Symphony Orchestra, North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra, and the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra. Outside of orchestra, Catie enjoys performing recitals and private events. She completed her Master of Music degree from the Chicago College of Performing Arts in 2014 under Sarah Bullen, principal harpist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and has a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY.


Patricia Clark

Patricia Clark is an organist, pianist, conductor, and music educator, and currently serves as Director of Music Ministries at the First Church in Swampscott. She also teaches K-5 Music and Chorus at the Glen Urquhart School and performs frequently as a collaborative pianist. Patricia has served on the conducting staff of the Treble Chorus of New England, she established the first Kindermusik studio on Boston’s North Shore, and she’s trained Kindermusik teachers nationally. She earned music degrees from the University of Montana and Arizona State University and certification from the Choristers Guild Institute. In May 2016, she will complete a Master of Music Education degree from Gordon College.


Bonnie Hurd Smith

Bonnie Hurd Smith writes, speaks, and preaches about women’s, local, and Unitarian Universalist history. She has spoken at such venues as the First Church in Salem, UU, First Universalist Society in Salem, Boston Public Library, Massachusetts Historical Society, Chautauqua Institution in New York, and Terra Museum in Chicago. An independent scholar with two degrees from Simmons College, Bonnie is the author of four eBooks and nine books including Mingling Souls Upon Paper: An 18th-Century Love Story. Oxford University Press recently recognized Bonnie’s work on Judith Sargent Murray by asking her to contribute to their online Bibliography of American Literature. Bonnie is the former president of the Sargent House Museum in Gloucester (the Murrays’ home), and the founder of the Judith Sargent Murray Society. Her award-winning businesses are Hurd Smith Communications and History Smiths. With Nelson Dionne, Bonnie recently launched the book series “Salem’s Forgotten Stories” with their first title U. S. Coast Guard Air Station Salem, 1935-1970. Bonnie is Judith Sargent Murray’s second cousin seven times removed; she is currently editing Murray’s letters for publication.