A free concert to benefit the homeless will be held Sun, Nov 21 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Roslyn, featuring folk, musical theatre and classic organ music.
In lieu of tickets, attendees are invited to donate a new or gently-used winter coat, for a joint program by Trinity Church and Salem AME Church, Roslyn, to benefit the homeless. Monetary donations also gratefully appreciated.
The concert will include performances by Ariann Miller who will be singing standards and songs from musical theater, and Lawrell (Larry) Arnold, who will perform a classic organ repertoire.
Miller is also known for her theatrical work in Long Island productions such as South Pacific, Ragtime, Into The Woods and Hello Dolly. She studied voice at LI University- C.W. Post College and is currently the Choir Director at Trinity Church, as well as soprano soloist.
Larry Arnold has over 30 years of experience as a church organist and choirmaster. He has performed extensively as recitalist and soloist, and he has served in both Episcopal and Lutheran congregations in New York and New Jersey.
He is currently the interim organist at Trinity Church and is completing his dissertation at Graduate Theological Foundation.
Also performing are local musicians Diane Menzel, Helen Kotzky and Ken Bongort, who will play various folk music tunes on acoustic instruments, including guitar, flute and concertina.
Prior to COVID, Diane and Helen performed regularly as the “Sunshine Music Duo” at senior centers and libraries. They love to bring joy to others as they fill rooms with music that entertains and engages audiences.
Ken plays and sings folk music at local gigs, accompanying himself on guitar, concertina or banjo. He is fascinated by the stories behind the songs and appreciates the inspiration they provide.
The Concert will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, located at 1579 Northern Blvd, Roslyn, just east of the Roslyn Viaduct (516-621-7925). Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.
Please consider donating a coat, even if you can’t attend; coats can be dropped off at Trinity Church until Nov. 26.
All sizes of coats are needed for men, women and children. A monetary donation can also be made by credit card through the Trinity website, www.trintyroslyn.org. For any questions, please email [email protected] to arrange for a coat drop off.
For those who choose not to attend in person, the concert can be accessed by Zoom- just email [email protected] for link.