The Hopewell United Methodist Church (HUMC) is launching a series of musical performances this fall drawing on individuals and groups that have incredible musical abilities but may be undiscovered talents in the area.
Starting September 1, explore different musical styles and sensibilities. All shows are in the church sanctuary (they have great acoustics!) and are from 7pm–9pm. Tickets are $20 and will be available at the door. A portion of the proceeds will go toward assisting children with special needs get scholarships to attend a week at the Elks Camp Moore.
Saturday, September 1 – Bobby Kochis and the Dusty Rivers Band – performing originals and classic rock with surprise guests from the local music scene. The band is well known in the Princeton/Hopewell area. (Bobby runs the Friday Night Open Mic night at the Hopewell Bistro.)
Saturday, October 20 – Fiona Tyndall – a singer who presents a unique blend of traditional Celtic sounds with some innovative modern treatments. Fiona will perform both Burt Bacharach classics and Celtic favorites. She will be joined by her musician friends.
Saturday, November 3 – HV CAMP – Hopewell Valley Community of Associated Music Projects (HV CAMP) is a group which provides members of the greater Hopewell Valley community with an opportunity to create and perform music. The adult orchestra will play a “Hopewell POPs” style show.
Saturday, December 1 – Poorhouse Pickers & Friends Christmas Show – Our Open Mic regulars the Poorhouse Pickers include Bob Cole: vocals, acoustic guitar; Marvin Perkins: vocals, resonator guitar, penny whistle; and Fil Wisneski: vocals, 8-string uke, banjo-uke, autoharp, harmonica. The group plays acoustic folk and roots music. The show will include Christmas standards and special guest musicians and vocalists will join in the fun.
The church also partners with the Einstein Alley Musicians Collaborative and hosts a free Open Mic night on the First Friday of the month, for amateurs and professionals alike.
The Hopewell United Methodist Church is located at 20 Blackwell Ave., Hopewell Borough. For more information and directions, visit www.hopewellmethodist.org.
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