Friends Association to Host ‘Life Is a Cabaret’ Benefit Concert on April 14

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From left: Vocalists Catherine Friedman, Heidi Starr, and Joshua Graves.

The Friends Association for Care and Protection of Children will be hosting its annual concert – entitled “Life Is a Cabaret: An Evening of Jazz and Broadway” – on Saturday, April 14 from 5:30-8 PM at the Abbotts’ Barn in West Chester.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the mission of the Friends Association: to promote the independence of families with children by providing shelter, programs, and services that prevent and end homelessness in Chester County. In 2017, the West Chester-based nonprofit saved more than 124 families and 247 children from homelessness.

Think of a cabaret as a great meal that’s extravagant, prepared with great care, nutritious, and good for the soul. During such a meal, one expects balance and variety – savory and sweet, familiar and perhaps unfamiliar with a variety of textures and flavors.

The corollary in cabaret is that you want both familiar and unfamiliar songs, both humorous and serious songs, as well as songs of different tempos and styles.

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Performing cabaret classics will be:

  • Catherine Friedman, Joshua Graves, and Heidi Starr, vocals
  • John Braceland, guitar
  • Rob Sparre, keyboard
  • Dalton Gills, upright bass
  • Timothy Crawford, pianist

Heavy hors d’oeuvres are included in the $50 ticket price. Reserved tickets are available online here.

For further information, including becoming a program advertiser, please contact Robin Meixner, the Friends Association’s Director of Development, at r.meixner@friendsassoc.org.

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