Concert to benefit neighborhood preservation group, church outreach programsWritten by Staff Reports | | email@example.com
A benefit concert Nov. 27 will raise funds for the preservation of Toledo’s Vistula Historic District as well as a local church’s community outreach program.
The Historic Vistula Foundation and Salem Lutheran Church are joining to present “A Winter Solstice,” a concert featuring local musicians performing seasonal music.
The concert is set for 7 p.m. Nov. 27 at Salem Lutheran Church, 1125 N. Huron St., for a donation of $25.
Among the performers will be Tapestry, comprised of harpist Denise Grupp-Verbon and her husband Michael on guitar; the Eric Dickey Jazz Trio; The Clarence Smith Community Chorus; Musica Antigua De Toledo; The Quartet Bernadette; The Cottonwood Jam String Band; and A Little Bit Irish.
Event organizer Richard Martinez, chairman of the Historic Vistula Foundation, said the music will be eclectic, ranging from jazz to medieval renaissance to gospel and spiritual.
“It’s going to be quite a wonderful, joyous, warm evening of music and they’ll be supporting some good organizations dedicated to the history of Toledo and to the community here that we live in,” Martinez said.
There will also be speakers reading poetry and other literary selections pertaining to the winter solstice, Martinez said.
The Historic Vistula Foundation, working with its community development corporation United North and other community leaders, is dedicated to preserving the heritage and character and enhancing the quality of life of the Vistula Historic District.
Salem Lutheran Church offers many neighborhood outreach and feeding programs for both adults and children.
For tickets or more information, visit www.historicvistulafoundation.org or call (419) 389-3452.