Joan Kirchner to Give Benefit Performance with Tenor Brian Billiter
The Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth, MA, will host Cape Cod's Beloved Soprano Joan Kirchner, tenor Brian Billiter, and pianist Chris Morris in a benefit for CVSA. The evening will also include a silent auction and refreshments. Originally planned for August 28, was postponed due to the arrival of Hurricane Irene, and is currently being rescheduled.
Whether she is delivering a witty, inventive rendering of Cole Porter or an insightful twist on a medieval work, Joan Kirchner engages and uplifts her audiences with the beauty and clarity of her voice, her lively imagination, and her charismatic stage presence. Joan has performed with many of the top musical groups in the region and beyond, including Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society, Toronto's Tafelmusik Chamber Choir, the Masterworks Chorale, Chorus North Shore, the Woods Hole Cantata Consort, and the Chatham Chorale. Joan Kirchner is pictured above in a spring 2011 interview with ArtistsAndMusicians. (For the full interview, please see "Joan Kirchner Videos" at left.)
Brian Billiter has performed widely on the Cape—with the First Parish Brewster's Choir, Chatham Chorale, Chatham Chorale Chamber Singers, The New Cape Singers and as a finalist in the 2007 Boston Popsearch, where he sang with Keith Lockhart, and the Pops in Boston's Symphony Hall. While working as an American Red Cross volunteer, Brian also sang for evacuees, troops, and disaster relief workers in Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. (Click under "More on Upcoming Performances at left to hear Brian's beautiful voice in a rendition of "The Music of the Night" from "Phantom of the Opera.)
Chris Morris, Music Director at Brewster Baptist Church, is also on faculty at the Academy of Performing Arts and Cape Cod Conservatory and Director of choral group "The NoteAbles."
The trio will perform at the Cultural Center to raise funds for CVSA (Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Association) and to increase public awareness of the syndrome. Brian Billiter's daughter Breanna, who suffers from the syndrome, also known as "abdominal migraines," has been a prominent advocate for the association. Call the Cultural Center (508.394.7100) to reserve tickets.