On Friday, December 4, a Holiday Benefit Concert will take place in the Old Parish Church in Weston, on Route 100 just South of the village. The time is 7 p.m. and admission is $10. All proceeds from the concert will be donated to Neighborhood Connections of Londonderry.
Performers appearing in the concert include Will Danforth, Erik Johansson and the group House Blend.
Will Danforth is an award-winning songwriter and recording artist with 5 albums to his credit and over 35 years of performing experience. His music ranges from traditional folk, blues and classic country to contemporary covers and roots-based original songs. Will accompanies his singing on the guitar, blues harp and slide guitar.
Erik Johansson writes and sings songs about love, family, prayer and spirit, accompanying himself on the harp. He has been a songwriter since the seventh grade and has been a harpist for over 35 years. His music is heart warming and his baritone vocals are inspiring.
Formed in 2006, House Blend is an assembly of veteran singers from Vermont and New Hampshire. They are known for their many styles of a capella singing of tunes from around the world and throughout musical history. Their diverse musical talents create a harmonious brew.
The concert is the first presentation by "Hearts and Voices; the Zeller Performance Series", which will offer other presentations of music and the spoken word at future dates. Hearts and Voices is funded by memorial gifts given in memory of G. Frederick ("Fritz") Zeller, a respected teacher and counselor and a beloved member of the Old Parish Church.
Neighborhood Connections is a nonprofit organization dedicated to working with the people of the greater Londonderry-Weston area. Their mission is to provide preventive healthcare, education and social services with particular emphasis on those most vulnerable. They also act as a coordinating agency, providing connection and referral between various other social service organizations in the area.
This concert promises to be a highlight of the upcoming Holiday Season.