Music with a Mission in Camden

Aug 09, 2017
Midcoast Brass Quintet

Camden — The Midcoast Brass Quintet will perform a benefit concert for the Shields Mission Project Sunday, Aug. 20, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 55 Elm St./Route 1.

The Music with a Mission program will include a mix of jazz, popular and sacred music. The Midcoast Brass Quintet features Megan Kennedy on trombone, Doug Kennedy on tuba, Carolyn Kanicki on horn and Peter Stuart and Bruce Cole on trumpets. Doug Kennedy, Kanicki and Stuart are local music educators; and all five musicians have performed professionally in the state for many years.

There is no admission fee to attend the concert, and a free-will offering will be taken to benefit the Shields Mission Project. Established as an outreach ministry of the church in 2002, the Shields Mission Project provides assistance to individuals and families in Knox County who are in financial crisis. The referral-based program works in concert with social service agencies and seeks to fill in the gap when all other resources have failed.

Over the past 14 years, the Shields Mission Project has gifted more than $450,000, providing assistance with fuel, electricity, shelter, food, clothing, health care, transportation and educational needs. Help from the Shields fund brings not only financial relief, but also hope as people struggle to make ends meet.

“Much of our music comes from the early and mid-part of the 20th century,” said Cole. “It is timeless music, great fun to listen to and an absolute joy to play. All of us in the Midcoast Brass Quintet hope for a good turnout and strong donations to the Shields Mission.”

For more information about this concert or to learn more about the Shields Mission Project, contact the church at 236-4821.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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