Birth of a Music Series in Proctorsville
Tropical Storm Irene did more than damage Proctorsville’s Gethsemane Episcopal Church and wash away its meeting hall in 2011. The ensuing effort to repair and rebuild after Irene paved the way for creating a venue for cultural events in the restored church and its sparkling new addition. On Sunday, March 31st the Raise the Roof Music Series will open with its first concert. Keyboard player and vocalist Jamie Ward will perform his special blend of jazz, blues and old favorites, and be joined by drummer Sayon Camera of Guinea, West Africa.
Jamie Ward is no stranger to the performance space, having twice used the church for his popular Playing With Shakespeare weekend workshops and engaging performances. Sayon Camera is a djembe drummer, musician and teacher with boundless energy. His drumming and Jamie Ward’s keyboard work and singing are sure to raise the church roof and leave the audience wanting more. The concert will begin at 4:30 on Sunday March 31st. Generous audience donations will ensure more live music at this special intimate venue.
The next concert in the series will be Sunday April 28 when House Blend will raise the roof with their spirited a cappella voices. Mark your calendars, you won’t be disappointed. Gethsemane Episcopal Church is on Depot St. in Proctorsville next to Crows Corner Bakery Cafe and is handicapped accessible.