First Congregational Church of Manchester
Solaris Vocal Ensemble, the Burlington-based auditioned chamber choir, is traveling to Manchester to present a benefit concert at the historic (circa 1870) First Congregational Church. The concert is sponsored by FCC's Chancel Choir, (Linda Hueckel, director.)
This concert is a benefit to raise funds for the church's Organ Restoration Fund. The organ, gifted to the church in 1959, was designed by R.G. Barrow of Williams College, Mass. With 1588 pipes, it is one of the largest pipe organs left in the state of Vermont.
Artistic director Dawn Willis and the Solaris Ensemble are very pleased to be able to present this performance for the benefit of the historic instrument's preservation, and to introduce ourselves to the Manchester area audience. The Chancel Choir of FCC will join Solaris for part of the concert and also perform on their own.
Admission to the concert is free, with audience members encouraged to make a donation to the Restoration Fund.
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