Clarendon Presbyterian Church will build on its support for Bridges’ Sullivan House Family Shelter by presenting a benefit Zoom concert at 8 p.m. on December 12 featuring singer/songwriter/harpist, Gillian Grassie. All proceeds will go to the families of Sullivan House, Arlington’s largest emergency family shelter, which hosts 45 beds and serves about 300 clients a year – two thirds of them children.
Funds raised will support the need for supplies for clients, including food, linens, clothes and other requirements. Tickets for the event are priced $10, $25, $50, or more if you are feeling generous. Please give an amount that you are comfortable with. If choose to give more than the listed ticket prices please use the box located below the tickets to write in your custom amount. All tickets will give you access to the online concert. To donate via PayPal, donations can be submitted to Bridges account, please use the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please tag the donation as "Concert for a Cause".
Gillian Grassie will perform her own music, along with some contemporary and holiday songs in an hour-long concert. Gillian is an award-winning singer/songwriter from Philadelphia who has appeared world wide, and was a contestant on NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series. Her artistry with the harp takes the instrument to unusual styles and places, and when combined with her songwriting and highly distinctive vocals, promises a wonderful evening. She has been a guest performer multiple times over the years at Clarendon to great acclaim. Her website is www.gilliangrassie.com.
During the hour you will have the opportunity to hear multiple pieces by Gillian. Click here to see Gillian perform during a previous virtual experience. In the video you will hear three songs; Women of Ireland (instrumental), When I Was a Boy (Vocal at 3:55), and Gifts Received (Vocal at 9:21).
The Zoom link will be made available following registration.