2017-07-14 / Community

Benefit Concert to aid Ghana

The Chris Gillespie Trio will perform a concert on Sunday, July 23 at 2 PM at Kellenberg High School. This event will be a benefit concert for the Mother Mary Children of Ghana Aid Foundation (MMCGAF).

Chris Gillespie epitomizes grace, style and sophistication in keeping with the musical tradition of Cole Porter, the Gershwins, Irving Berlin, Jimmy van Heusen, Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz. Mr. Gillespie was born and raised in Munich, where he was classically trained as a musician.

Since 2002, Chris Gillespie has been entertaining at Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle Hotel in New York City, playing 5 nights a week, either with his trio or on his own. He has performed in other respected venues such as Avery Fisher Hall (now David Geffen Hall), Jazz at Lincoln Center, Merkin Concert Hall, the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, with Marvin Hamlisch, the Café Carlyle, Windows on the World and the Rainbow Room. Further information about Mr. Gillespie can be obtained from www.chrisny.com.

Donations received at this concert will be used to support the education of more than 800 needy students in Ghana. They will be used to pay for tuition, lunch, school supplies, school uniforms and first aid. Donations are tax deductible.

If you wish to attend this concert, please reserve a seat by Tuesday, July 18th. You can call Debbie at 516-538- 0180, Liz at 516-248-8447 or Joann at 516-292-1499.

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