(Brooklyn, NY)The historic Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church (LAPC) in concert with their new children’s music program, Music Where it Matters Most, is delighted to announce its first winter concert featuring the brand new One World Brooklyn Kids Chorus. They will perform music from around the globe and holiday favorites, with the help of teaching artists and directors, Josh Levine and Carolynn Murphy, as well as special surprise musical guest artists.
The FREE concert will be held on Sunday, December 16 from 3-5 p.m., and delicious free snacks will also be provided for children and their families. In addition, there will be a mini holiday gift market with the proceeds to benefit the One World Brooklyn Kids Chorus. Decorative packages of delicious treats from Erica’s Rugelach and Baking Company will be for sale at the holiday gift mini market and a portion will go to benefit the One World Brooklyn Kids Chorus.
Based upon the values of peace, love, celebration of diversity, environmental sustainability and fellowship, the One World Brooklyn Kids Chorus is excited to bring an eclectic blend of music to the rich and diverse Brooklyn community through the kids chorus, led by MWMM’s talented teaching artists and music directors.
Hailing from Manhattan, Josh Levine is a well-known bassist, singer and composer and has worked extensively with children of all ages. He has spent several years as a house bassist with the Cotton Club All-Stars and has performed with a wide variety of groups including Los Acustilocos and the Cuban son trio, Son Amigos. He has also served as a teaching artist for the Learning through Expanded Arts Program (LEAP) and Hospital Audiences Incorporated, (HAI). In addition to playing the double bass, he also sings and plays accordion, bass guitar, Venezuelan cuatro, guitar and piano.
Carolynn Murphy is also a talented and multifaceted instrumentalist, theater director, clown and dancer. Her instrument credits include drums, percussion, guitar and banjo. Murphy has a long history of working with children of all ages and backgrounds, and is a certified Music Together instructor. In addition, she has performed in many venues in New York City, along with folk legends Pete Seeger and Peter Yarrow. Her work as an accomplished swing and tap dancer has also led her to hold an apprenticeship with the Manhattan Tap Company, and serve as a dancing instructor in NYC public schools, to special needs children at Harlem Hospital and the 63rd Street YMCA.
In addition to a great afternoon of music and fellowship at the free winter concert, Rev.Carmen Mason-Browne, the dynamic interim pastor of the LAPC, will be on hand to greet parents and children, while offering her inspiration.
Parents and children of all ages are encouraged to attend the December 16th concert event, which marks the end of the fall/winter term. At that time, parents can also register their children, ages 7 to 11 for the new winter/spring term, which begins its first rehearsal and official registration on Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
The One World Brooklyn Kids Chorus is an initiative to bring children and parents from a diverse community together through music. Please join us for this special winter concert as we continue to celebrate diversity and music throughout the Brooklyn community.
This FREE winter concert is open to the public. All parents, children and families are welcome.
For more information, visit www.mwmmbrooklyn.com
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