Saturday, April 13, 2013 @ 7:00 PM - St. Vincent de Paul Church, Stirling
Sunday, April 14, 2013 @ 4:00 PM - Bridgewater United Methodist Church
Tickets are available at the door for $15 each.
The Canticles for Life AIDS Benefit Concert is presented annually to raise awareness and funds to benefit the following charities which are concerned with the quality of life for persons with AIDS and the remembrance of lives lost: the AIDS Resource Foundation for Children, in Newark; the NAMES Project of Northern NJ, which supports the AIDS Memorial Quilt; and NJ AIDS Services. Since the concerts began, over $98,500 has been raised in support of this music ministry.
Under the umbrella of the non-profit arts organization Triad Arts Ensemble, and in collaboration with the host venues, Canticles programs feature mostly vocal music in a variety of accessible styles, including classical, folk, pop, jazz, gospel, Broadway and world music. Past performers have included: the Newark Boys Chorus, Mad Agnes, the Dan Crisci Jazz Quartet, Mark Miller and the Good News Community Choir, and the Triad Chamber Vocal Ensemble. Another meaningful component of the concerts is a display of sections from the AIDS Memorial Quilt – representing lives lost to AIDS - and a time of reflection and dedication of new quilt panels during the program.
The main goal of these concerts is to serve as reminders that there are still so many people in the New Jersey community impacted by HIV/AIDS, and that there is still a stigma attached to this disease.