Press Release – For Immediate Release
Lisa M. Marchi, Director of Development & Communications
Berkshire South Regional Community Center
Salisbury Bank and Trust Sponsor Berkshire South Cultural Concert
Great Barrington, MA – Berkshire South Regional Community Center is very pleased to announce sponsorship of the “Cultural Concert” by Salisbury Bank and Trust. Reprising their their role from last year, Salisbury Bank and Trust is again bringing this popular event to an eager audience in support of the Community Center’s cultural programs. The performance features the talents of the Berkshire Ukulele Band (BUB) and Berkshire Sings! (Sings!) giving the musicians and vocalists the opportunity to showcase their talent and to engage the audience fully in the evening’s performance.
In 2012, Berkshire South began offering weekly classes of the Berkshire Ukulele Band and Berkshire Sings! and in three short years, both have developed a dedicated following, with some participants involved from the very first class. New recruits continue to join, often attracted through word-of-mouth endorsements by those who attend faithfully. BUB and Sings! have become two of the Center’s most in-demand programs, bringing people to the Community Center from throughout the Berkshires.
During the summer of 2014, the Center presented its inaugural Cultural Concert to showcase the talents of those who enthusiastically embrace learning to play the ukulele or raising their voices in harmony. The concert sold out and was extremely well-received and all proceeds directly supporting the ongoing cultural programs at the Community Center.
“I was moved last year to witness the joyful interaction between the performers and the audience,” said Jenise Lucey, Executive Director. “We are deeply honored to again partner with Salisbury Bank in bringing this much-anticipated concert to the community that so enjoyed it last summer.”
The concert fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, July 29th with beer and wine available for purchase at 6 p.m., seating in the Auditorium at Berkshire South at 6:30, and the performance beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets will be $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 5 – 12, with those under 5 attending free. Beer and wine will again be available for purchase during intermission with complimentary snacks provided.
We look forward to seeing you there to sing along and enjoy the show. Tickets are available at the Berkshire South Front Desk or call (413) 528-2810, Ext. 10. Don’t delay as seating is limited!
The mission of Berkshire South Regional Community Center is to build a sense of community and common purpose throughout the region, and to enhance the recreational, educational, cultural, health and social well-being of the residents of the Southern Berkshires. Berkshire South is a non-sectarian, non-profit organization open to all, regardless of ability to pay. For more information, please call (413) 528-2810 or go to www.berkshiresouth.org.