By Anne DeAcetis
Port Washington Play Troupe will host “Songs for Cecilia,” an informal church fundraiser series in the St. Cecilia Room at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church: 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Oct. 2, Nov. 6 and Dec. 4, 2013 (all Wednesday evenings). Anyone from the community is welcome to come on stage and sing a song from the Great American Songbook (Broadway musicals, Hollywood film songs, 20th century classics), accompanied on Baby Grand piano by board member David Barnett.
Voluntary donations will be collected to re-carpet the St. Cecilia Room for the church. St. Stephen’s has supported Play Troupe since its founding in 1927.
“We’re thrilled to give back to this church, while offering a supportive environment for anyone who’d like to give performing a try,” says Play Troupe President Pam Meadows. “If you love karaoke, just imagine singing along to beautiful piano accompaniment. Anyone who enjoys singing is welcome.”
Participants may bring their own sheet music or choose from provided musical theater songbooks. There will be time for approximately 20 singers to perform, and the evening will conclude with a group sing-along of a well-known classic (printed lyrics to be provided).
Updates and further information will be available on Play Troupe’s Facebook page and web site, www.portwashingtonplaytroupe.com. Questions are welcome at (516) 500-2012.