Jazz in the Sanctuary!

Performing Arts
First Congregational Church of Camden
55 Elm Street, Camden, ME 04843
Debbi Hitchings
Apr 06, 2014
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Jazz in the Sanctuary!


The Midcoast Brass Quintet will perform a benefit concert for the Shields Mission Project on Sunday, April 6, at 4 pm.  The concert will take place in the sanctuary of The First Congregational Church of Camden.

The one-hour program will include a mix of jazz, blues, and popular songs that were released to the public in the late 1920s and early 1930s.

Among the musical selections to be performed are:  Ragtime Brass by Edward Solomon, After You've Gone by Turner Layton, A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square by Maschwitz/Sherwin, Bill Bailey as arranged by Jerry Lanning , Hey Jude by John Lennon / Paul McCartney, Puttin on the Ritz as arranged by Kevin Yeates and Just a Closer Walk, as arranged by Don Gillis.

The Quintet features Megan Kennedy on trombone, Doug Kennedy on tuba, Carolyn Kanicki on horn, and Peter Stuart and Bruce Cole on trumpets.

To hear samples of the Midcoast Brass Quintet’s music, go to: http://www.reverbnation.com/midcoastbrassquintet

A reception, hosted by members of the Shields Committee, will follow in the Pilgrim Room.

Established as an outreach ministry of the First Congregational Church of Camden in 2002, the Shields Mission Program provides assistance to individuals and families in Knox County who are in financial crisis. A referral based program, the mission works in concert with social service agencies and seeks to fill in the gap when all other resources have failed.  Over the past twelve years the Shields Mission Program has gifted nearly $400,000, providing assistance with fuel, electricity, shelter, food, clothing, health care, transportation and educational needs.  The Shields Mission fund brings not only financial relief but hope as people struggle to make ends meet.

There is no admission fee to attend the concert, and a free-will offering will be taken to benefit the Shields Program.  All concert donations will be matched, up to $500, by generous gifts from anonymous supporters. Child care will be available.