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Eastern to Present Haiti Relief Benefit Concert

Written by Jack Meltzer


haiti-flag[1].gifWillimantic, CT -- Eastern Connecticut State University will present a relief concert designed to raise money for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 28 in Shafer Hall Auditorium, located at Windham and Valley Streets in Willimantic, CT.  The public is invited.  Admission is free.  All donations will support relief efforts for Haiti.   

            "Watching the tragedy unfold in Haiti, the music faculty felt we have no choice but to respond by using the tremendous power of music to bring community together in an effort to help in whatever way we can," said Professor David Belles.

Thumbnail image for Haiti-Performing arts poster.JPG             More than 120 students, faculty and artists ranging from solo singers to large student/community ensembles will perform. The concert will feature the Eastern Concert Chorale and Chamber Singers conducted by Belles, along with the Thread City Brass Quintet and Eastern Concert Band, conducted by  Kathryn Niemasik.  Among the singers and performers include soprano Jordan Lorrius whose aunt died in the tragedy, and Robert Lemons, trumpet with the Thread City Brass Quintet.   The concert will include a banjo performance by Richard Jones-Bamman.    



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