The Rotary Club of Concord invites the public to its 36th Annual Pops Night featuring renowned jazz vocalist Amanda Carr and the Concord Band on April 8, 2011 at 8 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, 51 Walden Street, Concord. The doors open at 7:00 p.m. for guests to enjoy refreshments and browse a selection of unique silent auction items. The pops-style concert with table seating offers the audience a chance to unwind, visit with friends, and support Rotary’s many charitable projects, including aid to survivors of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Tickets are $25 a person and may be purchased
from members of the Rotary Club of Concord, or by calling Dick Hale at 978-369-1500. All seats are reserved.
Music Director James O’Dell has planned a varied program of light classical, jazz, Dixieland, show, and Latin tunes, headlined by singer Amanda Carr’s versatile renditions of selections from the Great American Songbook. Back by popular demand, having just starred with the Silver Fox Jazz Quintet at the Performing Arts Center, 51 Walden, Carr has won the admiration of music critics throughout the country. Amazon’s Jazz Bestseller List ranked her recent CD release, Common Thread, number two on the list, following a Wall Street Journal endorsement.
Proceeds from the Pops concert will benefit Rotary’s community and international service projects. Current efforts center on helping earthquake victims in Japan and Haiti. In response to the massive quake in Japan, the Rotary Foundation has established the Rotary Japan 2011 Disaster Recovery Fund, which will support long-term recovery projects in affected areas. In response to the Haiti quake, the Rotary Club of Concord delivered 25 Shelter Boxes (each containing a tent and supplies for 10 people) at a cost of $25,000. The Concord Club is continuing its work in Haiti, focusing on three schools, providing technology support, water treatment and a van among other things.
Plan now to treat yourself and your friends to an enjoyable evening of spirited music while you support Rotary’s many humanitarian projects. For more information about the Rotary Club of Concord, visit www.rotaryclubofconcord.org.