Union Congregational Church
33 Concord St.
Donations for additional amounts are welcome.
Advance reservations for the concert are no longer being accepted. However, there will be tickets available at the door on a first come first served basis. If you do not already have reservations, please plan on arriving early as we do expect this to be a sold-out concert.
Renowned folk musicians Lui Collins and Garnet Rogers are joined by the Animaterra Women’s Chorus in a special concert to benefit Mary DesRosiers and her family. Mary lost her home, pets, and all of her possessions in a house fire on November 30, 2010.
Lui Collin’s rose to national prominence as a folksinger in the late 1970’s. She was a favorite performer at the Folkway , and continues to draw larger and appreciative crowds whenever she returns to this area. Garnet Rogers also featured in the early days of the Folkway, first appearing with his brother, the late Stan Rogers, and later emerging as a strong solo performer. Both artists are known for their songwriting, as well as extraordinary musicianship, and a warm stage presence.
Animaterra is a Monadnock Region-based women’s chorus whose repertoire includes music from all over the world. Collectively they exude a powerful presence with songs that are beautiful and exciting.
Mary DesRosiers worked at WSLE (The Folk’s Station) in Peterborough during the late 1970’s and early 1980s, and was responsible for exposing local listeners to a wide range of fine folk musicians. The radio station had a very symbiotic relationship with The Folkway, and between the two the careers of many musicians were greatly nourished. Mary has also worked as an Emcee, contra dance caller, and a musician in her own right. With the loss of her home, and with limited working potential due to a physical disability, the challenges of replacing her home are formidable. But the Harrisville Community and the community of musicians and contra dancers from New England and throughout the United States and Canada has rallied with a promise to do what needs to be done to provide materials, labor and funding. This concert, sponsored by the Monadnock Folklore Society, represents a major component of that effort.
If you can not attend the concert, but would like to make a donation to the Mary DesRosiers Fire Fund, please click this Donate button.
Your payment will show up on your credit card statement as Monadnock Folklore Society, but your donation will be acknowledged by the Harrisville Chesham Church.
More information about Mary, progress on the house, and other ways to contribute, may be found at www.marydesrosiers.com.