Gospel concert to help feed the hungry

Chris Coogan and the Good News Gospel Choir will perform a Fall Season Benefit Concert at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Calvary Baptist Church in Norwalk. The theme of the performance is “Let Everything That Hath Breath.”

Special guests performers will include members of the Stevens Memorial AME Church Choir (South Salem, N.Y.) under the direction of Andrew Levine.

Fund raised during the concert will support the church’s community outreach programs, including feeding the hungry during the holiday season.

During the event, there will be a presentation by a special guest speaker, Pastor John Anderson of the Bethel AME Church of Harrisburg, Pa.

General admission to the performance is $20. Senior discount tickets are $15. Families of three or more qualify for an admission of $30. Calvary Baptist Church is located at 22 Concord Street in Norwalk.

The Good News Gospel Choir is a 20-voice, multi-dimensional singing group with members representing all of Fairfield County. The choir, under the leadership of musician Chris Coogan (Weston) and choir director Jason Terry (Bronx, N.Y.), performs at venues throughout the state of Connecticut.

Choir members include:

Sopranos

1. Jessenia Vitale, Greenwich

2. Jill Monroe, Trumbull

3. Dolly Patterson, Ridgefield

4. Gussie Whitby, Wilton

5. Laura Lugo, Fairfield

6. Paula Darlington, Redding

7. Adelaide Waring, Norwalk

8. Francine Shoffner, Danbury

9. Kendall Webb, Weston

Altos

1. MaryPat Pino, Westport

2. Laura Lawlor, Southport

3. Maxine Meyerhardt, Shelton

4. Andrea Rudolph, Trumbull

5. Georgette Wirth, Norwalk

6. Nicola Fuller, Fairfield

7. Barbara Zichichi, Stamford

8. Emma Cabaness, Katonah, NY

Tenors

1. Serge Karpow, Wilton

2. Mark Demmerle, Westport

3. Sara Sikes, Norwalk

4. Russell Rowan, South Salem, NY

5. Brian Dorias, Norwalk

6. Steve Bustamante, Monroe

Leadership:

Chris Coogan – Founder (Weston)

Jason Terry – Choir Director (The Bronx, N.Y.)

Jeremy Shoffner – musician (Bridgeport)

Front: Chris Coogan and Jason Terry; Row 1 (Left to right): Lori Murchison-Chervin, Georgette Wirth, Nicola Fuller, Jessenia Vitale, Sara Sikes, Barbara Zichichi, Lucrezia Zichichi, Gussie Whitby and Jill Monroe; Row 2 (Left to Right): Emma Cabaness, Jeremy Shoffner (Musician) Steve Bustamante and Dolly Patterson; Row 3 (Left to Right): Paula Darlington, MaryPat Pino, Mark Demmerle, Serge Karpow, Brian Dorias, Alex Darlington, Russell Rowan, Adelaide Waring, Joan McKenzie, Laura Lugo and Francine Shoffner.

Front: Chris Coogan and Jason Terry; Row 1 (Left to right): Lori Murchison-Chervin, Georgette Wirth, Nicola Fuller, Jessenia Vitale, Sara Sikes, Barbara Zichichi, Lucrezia Zichichi, Gussie Whitby and Jill Monroe; Row 2 (Left to Right): Emma Cabaness, Jeremy Shoffner (Musician) Steve Bustamante and Dolly Patterson; Row 3 (Left to Right): Paula Darlington, MaryPat Pino, Mark Demmerle, Serge Karpow, Brian Dorias, Alex Darlington, Russell Rowan, Adelaide Waring, Joan McKenzie, Laura Lugo and Francine Shoffner.

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