What a fabulous concert! Pictured in front of the church, left to right, Armen Hanjian (musical saw), Lia Kahler (mezzo- soprano), Phil Dietterich (organ) and Richard Gordon (piano). Photo by Lynn Cristoffers
The concert and silent auction before it raised almost $10,000 for the Food Pantry and the All Island Clergy winter homeless shelter program.
A Perfect Morning!
Tony Peak calls Menemsha to worship.
Coast Guard Station Menemsha was represented.
Carol Loud played the old portable key board among the coffee pots.
Andy Goldman attentive from his electric car.
Judy and a lot of others enjoyed the morning.
Fresh from Fla.
Rev. Armen Hanjian
Rev.Vicky Hanjian on God calming the waters.
Blessing the boats by name.
Phil played his original arrangements of two spirituals, Ride On King Jesus and There is a Balm in Gilead.
Richard played a stirring piano concerto, Allegro de concierto por piano by Enrique Granados, that made the church instrument sing and shout. But simultaneously to the concert was a silent auction which raised over $2,500.
And prior to the concert Lia had fund raised for the steeple fund.
Lia’s good friends manned the auction:
Not shown: Lia’s sister, Ann Nelson who was the usual backbone to the day’s proceedings. Fabulous refreshments were provided by church members with their grateful hearts for this beautiful occasion that raised enough funds to repair and paint the steeple and replace the 80 year old cross that was damaged in Hurricane “Sandy”.