As part of the Berks County Jazz Fest, the WCR will be hosting "I Got Life," The Music of Nina Simone on March 14, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. Nina Simone's music spans four decades and she is respectfully known as the "High Priestess of Soul." This tribute will feature two incredibly gifted musicians hailing from Philadelphia, 6 string jazz bassist, Gerald Veasley and R&B/Soul vocalist, Carol Riddick they will be supported by the talented Aaron Graves on keyboard and Tim Hutson on drums.
Tickets can be purchased through Berks Jazz Fest: www.berksjazzfest.org
The Amish Project (March 20-22, 2020)
The Amish Project, directed by John Gancar, is a fictional exploration of the 2006 Nickel Mines schoolhouse shooting in Lancaster Pennsylvania. It explores the Amish community and the path of forgiveness and compassion forged in its wake. The play, which was first produced at the New York International Fringe Festival in 2008, was originally performed by the author as a solo piece. The WCR will be producing the ensemble edition with eight well known and talented local actors.
The WCR is also partnering with the local chapter of Moms Demand Action for a talk back session after the Sunday, March 22nd performance. MDA is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence.
The Amish Project is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc a Concord Theatricals Company.
Tickets can be purchased for $20 in advance at:
On Sunday, March 29th at 3pm, the WCR will continue its celebration of women in the arts with Grammy Award winning Janis Siegel a founding member of The Manhattan Transfer. You will recognize Janis's voice from some of The Manhattan Transfer's biggest hits: "Operator," "Chanson D'Amour," and "Birdland." She will be joined by jazz pianist, John Di Martino. John has been described as a "shape-shifter" for his creativity across musical genres.
Tickets are available through www.berksjazzfest.org