WINCHESTER, Mass. — The Armenia Tree Project (ATP) and a group of volunteer ambassadors are organizing a benefit concert on Sunday, December 2 with the a cappella group Boston Jazz Voices.
Boston Jazz Voices is an 18-voice a cappella ensemble devoted to vocal jazz. The original singers came together to perform the arrangements of Gene Puerling whose penchant for dense and unexpected harmonic progressions created a genre of singing that is emulated by all the best known jazz a cappella groups today. This past year, they were finalists in WGBH’s “Sing that Thing” vocal competition.
“We’ve expanded our outreach in the local community with environmental education in the Armenian diaspora schools, recycling at church bazaars, and wine and cheese receptions in cities across the country. For Christmas, we decided to try something fun and host a benefit concert,” explained director of development Hillel Korin. “Our team of volunteers had so much fun organizing the Kentucky Derby benefit event, they wanted to keep the momentum going.”
The volunteer committee is led by Linda and Karnig Ostayan.
ATP is currently raising funds for its 2018 Annual Appeal, and donations all go toward tree planting, environmental education, and poverty reduction initiatives in Armenia.
The December 2 event will be held at the Jenks Center, 109 Skillings Road, Winchester, at 5 p.m. The event will include a performance, refreshments, raffle and silent auction. Tickets available via www.armeniatree.org/acappella.