17th Annual Arts Benefit Concert
Saturday, October 28, 7:00 pm
St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts
155 Emery Street
Tickets: $12.00 (adults) $8.00 (under 18)
On Saturday, October 28th, beginning at 7:00 pm, St. Kieran will hosting local jazz favorite, Berlin Jazz. In addition, the Material Girls of the Berlin Quilters Guild are currently exhibiting their works in the main hall. Come and check out the show and the exhibit, meet a few friends, have a cold beverage from our adult beverage bar, a hot beverage and/or a snack baked by our awesome team of volunteer bakers!
The jazz band, in existence since 1987, has amassed a library of over 200 selections. Among the selections for Saturday’s concert are All of Me, Stardust, My Funny Valentine, Sing, Sing, Sing and Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars. “We have such a great book of music, we could play for more than 10 hours non-stop” claims the group’s president, Monique Lavertu. “It’s becoming increasingly difficult to select the play list for a 2-hour show: a great problem to have!”
Berlin Jazz has been blessed over the years to have many talented North Country musicians join the ensemble. The 18+ musicians that now fill their ranks donate their time each week for rehearsal and play for the love of music. Berlin Jazz Members include Steven Morrissette (Gorham), David Lebaron (Whitefield), Julie Schubert (Bethel, ME), and John McDowell (Randolph) in the trumpet section, David Glover (Whitefield), Bill Spencer (Littleton), Steven McCosh (Berlin) and Kenyon King (Chatham) in the trombone section, Bruce Kimball (Dummer), Monique Lavertu (Berlin), Faith Kimball, (Dummer), Leslie Morrissette (Gorham) and new to the group since its last appearance at St. Kieran, Brian Oberti in the saxophone section and Denise Doucette (Milan), David Arsenault (Gorham), Paul Laplante (Berlin) and Michael Martins (Littleton) round out the rhythm section.