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94th Annual Chamber Celebration & Cape Ann Divas Concert
January 23, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
This year we are planning something new and different for our Annual Dinner- we are changing up the format! We will still be celebrating our incoming President- Matt Anzivino- and our outgoing President- Catherine Schlichte, but instead of a sit down dinner, we will be hosting an elegant Cocktail Party upstairs at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, with stunning views of the ocean and the Rockport coastline. After the reception, we will enter the Music Hall for an evening of entertainment by the Cape Ann Divas.
The 2016 Cape Ann Divas are six wonderfully talented female vocalists who are beloved on Cape Ann and have been wowing local audiences for years. Now, for the first time ever, these six talented women, along with an accomplished group of four local musicians, will put togehter a show that will entertain and delight you!
Together for the first time onstage, performing their own unique
interpretations of popular cover songs: Marina Evans, Megan McKenzie, Renee
Dupuis, Kate Barry, Amy Rich, and Mari Martin!
The Cape Ann Divas are a diverse, exciting group bringing a deep
love and for some, very deep roots to the Cape Ann area.
Megan McKenzie has worked along the east coast from Maine to New
York and beyond, bringing her powerhouse vocals and exciting performing style
to some of the areas best dance bands (Safety, Old Dirty Bucket, and
others)–as well as writing and performing her own music in the Megan McKenzie
Band. She has recently moved to NYC, so we are excited she can be with
us! Amy Rich graduated college on a full music scholarship, and has sung
with some of Cape Ann’s most unique and talented singer-songwriters (Inge
Berge, John Hicks and more.) She brings a unique quality to her
classically trained multi-octave voice. She had taken some time off from music
to be with her family, and we welcome her back to the music scene with open
arms! Marina Evans has made a name for herself as a beautiful, richly
layered singer-songwriter–touring the world from Boston to Florence with her
unique brand of melodic folk-rock. She has sung with and opened for many
well-known artists (Judy Collins, Loudon Wainwright III, Jonathan Edwards and
more.) With multiple albums and a popular touring schedule (many dates in
Italy!), we are fortunate to have Marina with us! Kate Barry’s talents run
the gamut from jazz to pop–and just about everything in between. She also
studied music in college, and her deeply affecting and smooth style will wow
you. You can hear her play locally at venues all over Cape Ann with her
own Kate Barry Band as well as others (Cape Ann Big Band, Jazz Brewers and
more.) It’s hard not so smile when you listen to Kate! Renee Dupuis
has what has been called “the voice of an angel”–but don’t let that
fool you–she can belt out the best rock-n-roll and funk you’ve just about ever
heard! She has sung and played keys with some of Cape Ann and New
Hampshire’s best bands (Bandit Kings, Bling Cherry, Todo Bien and What Time is
it Mr. Fox? to name a few) and continues to write and perform her originals
with her husband Joe. She also loves her “day job” as a piano
and vocal teacher. Mari Martin has been in the music business for over 20
years, bringing her signature stage presence and soulful vocals to venues from
coast to coast. Having sung back-up for music legend Kenny Loggins and opened
for and shared the stage with other luminaries (Tower of Power, WAR, Alan
Parsons, Average White Band and more) while living in Santa Barbara, CA, Mari
came back to her hometown of Rockport to take care of her elderly father where
she continues to sing and perform in multiple bands all over the state.
Come support the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and enjoy an evening
of ballads and blues, jazz and funk, and so much more–all in the intimate
concert hall that is the Shalin Liu.
The Musicians are:
Mark Retallack on Keys, Roger Brockelbank on Drums, Jake Pardee on Guitar and Vinny Briguglio on Bass
Tickets are $100 for the Reception and Concert
$50 for concert only
Tickets MUST be purchased through the Shalin Liu Performance Center’s boxoffice, at 978- 546-7391, or online at the Shalin Liu website: rockportmusic.org/cape-ann-chamber-of-commerce-dinner/
For more information on the event, please call Kerry at the Chamber office: