To The Daily Sun,
What an opportunity. . . residing here in the middle of New Hampshire has its benefits as well as shortcomings. No one could ask for a prettier and a friendlier place to live, but we don't often have the opportunity to see live performances from internationally known artists. Well, on Nov. 14, one of those rare opportunities will present itself. Boston College's renowned jazz band and vocalists, BC bOp! will perform at The Winnipesaukee Playhouse in Meredith. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. with homemade refreshments and soft drinks (a cash bar for beer and wine will also be available). The concert will begin at 7:45 p.m. Ticket prices are $25 a piece and include the refreshments.
Created almost three decades ago at Boston College, BC bOp! includes a 20-piece band plus vocalists. This award-winning ensemble performs an extensive repertoire of instrumental and vocal jazz music from the 1940s, '50s, '60s, and '70s — all designed to appeal to a variety of musical tastes. It has consistently placed among the top 10 college instrumental vocal ensembles in national competitions. Competitive auditions of instrumentalists and vocal performers are held each academic year in September to determine who is qualified to become a member of this talented group.
BC bOp!'s musicians have performed and captivated fans at Carnegie Hall, Jazzfest in Orlando, Fla., the Reno, Nev., and Lionel Hampton Jazz Festivals. In addition, they have performed internationally at resorts in Cancun, the Bahamas, and Jamaica.
The net proceeds of the BC bOp! performance will go to Central N.H. Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice (www.centralvna.org) whose mission is "Promoting dignity, independence, and well-being through the delivery of quality home health, hospice and community-based care services." Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice serves Lakes Region communities in Belknap and Southern Carroll County and provides home care (nursing and rehabilitation services in the home); pediatric care (direct health care, education and support services for children and families); and a comprehensive, team-based hospice program.
Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice is a not-for-profit, Medicare-certified provider of home care and hospice services, licensed by the State of New Hampshire.
Tickets are still available at The Winnipesaukee Playhouse box office by calling 603 279-0333. Don't delay. Seating is limited at the intimate theater; so act now.
Why am I telling you this? Because the "We Care" program that Temple B'nai Israel created as a fundraiser for important community charitable organizations, is offering the BC bOp! concert as the finale for the program's 2015 fundraising efforts. You don't want to miss this opportunity.
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