The Port Townsend Friends Meeting is hosting a benefit concert featuring local singer Sigrid Cummings and the Singers in the Rain men's chorus at 7PM Friday, November 16 at the Friends Meetinghouse (Quakers) at 1841 Sheridan St. in Port Townsend.
Sigrid Cummings has spent much of her life singing in choirs, most recently with the Tacoma Symphony Chorus, but also the Port Townsend Community Chorus and RainShadow Chorale. Her solo experience comprises song in church, jamming with her Blues buddies, and in Centrum's Gospel Choir. Her first love is the music from the "Golden Age" and from musicals. She was invited to work with Hazel Johnson, musical director and pianist, and Sydney Keegan, vocal instructor, on this concert of quintessential standards including such songs as "Dancing in the Dark", "Autumn Leaves" and "Somewhere."
Singers in the Rain, the men's ensemble, will be singing the second half of the concert. They will be reprising close harmony songs from their last season, including barbershop harmony. The group is now in its ninth season and includes men who are just starting out in their journey with song and many others that return each season to learn and perform. Familiar songs on the night's playlist are "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now" and "Baby Face". Diane Thompson will be the group's pianist.
The Meetinghouse Benefit Concerts are a benefit to raise money for the loan on the Friends Meetinghouse. We start with a dessert social at 6:30 pm and music at 7:00. There is a suggested donation of $5-$20 with no one turned away. The Port Townsend Friends Meetinghouse is located at 1841 Sheridan St, at 19th Avenue, in Port Townsend. For further information please contact Hazel Johnson at 360-385-6000.