Friday, October 25, 2013

Omega House 2013 All Souls Benefit Concert is Oct. 26; videos from July Omega House benefit recital

HOUGHTON -- The Omega House and The Continental Fire Company in Houghton are teaming up for the second year in a row to bring you an evening of wonderful music, remembrance and friendship on Saturday, Oct. 26. Doors open at 6 p.m.; music begins at 7 p.m.

Poster for All Souls Benefit Concert to support Omega House hospice. (Poster courtesy Mike Abbott)

Local talent Steve Jones and The Garden City Hot Club will be the opening act, followed by Samuel Seth Bernard and May Erlewine Bernard (Seth and May) along with Michael Shimmin on percussion and Max Lockwood on bass.*

The Omega House is a hospice in Houghton whose mission is to provide "a residential, homelike environment where terminally ill people may live fully during their final days, free from pain and isolation and supported physically, emotionally, and spiritually by professional and volunteer caregivers, along with family and friends."  The All Souls Benefit Concert will offer an opportunity to do something special to remember individually and collectively those we love who have passed away. Come take part in this special evening and support a great cause.

Tickets are available for purchase at the door: $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students with ID.

The event will include a silent auction in the Lounge with items from artisans and local businesses. All proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction benefit the Omega House. This event is 21+.

The Continental Fire Company is located at 408 E Montezuma Avenue, Houghton. The main entrance is around the corner (down the hill) on Huron Street.

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Videos: Highlights from Omega House "Summertime and the Livin' Is Easy" benefit recital July 2013

Steve Brimm and Erika Vye were the featured performers:

At the 7th Annual "Summertime and the Livin' Is Easy" benefit recital for Omega House hospice on July 30, 2013, featured performers Erika Vye and Steve Brimm of Copper Harbor, Mich., perform folk music in Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Hancock. Here they offer their renditions of "Feelin' Groovy," "The Crawdad Song," and "Summertime." (Videos by Keweenaw Now)

Ann Campbell and Lara Neves, sopranos, sing a lively duet:

Ann Campbell and Lara Neves, sopranos, sing "The Stepsisters' Lament" from Cinderella at the Omega House benefit recital on July 30, 2013. Maggie Kieckhafer accompanies on piano.

David Owens leads the audience in singing:

Musician and vocalist David Owens leads the audience in singing the old favorite, "In the Good Old Summertime."

Roger and Maggie Kieckhafer have fun with a father-daughter duet/duel:

In a father-daughter duet, Roger and Maggie Kieckhafer perform "Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better," with Dan Fuhrmann accompanying on piano, during the July 30, 2013, Omega House (hospice) benefit recital.

Karin Schlenker sings "The Man I Love":

Karin Schlenker, soprano, sings George and Ira Gershwin's "The Man I Love," accompanied by Trisha Kuzmic on piano.

Mark Oliver offers a medley of three favorites:

Mark Oliver, baritone, brings to a conclusion the 7th Annual "Summertime and the Livin' Is Easy" benefit recital for Omega House (hospice) with a medley of old favorites: "Stardust," "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter," and "I'll Be Seeing You." Jared Anderson accompanies on piano.

Performers take a curtain call at the 7th Annual "Summertime and the Livin' Is Easy" Omega House benefit on July 30, 2013, in Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hancock. (Photo by Keweenaw Now)

[Editor's Note: We regret that we were not able to post as many videos as we wished because of some copyright restrictions on YouTube which arose unexpectedly.]

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