The Orange Arts and Culture Council presents the St. Luke’s Steel Band for a fundraising concert at the Holy Infant Auditorium, 456 Racebrook Road, on Sunday, April 12, at 3 p.m.
The band has performed at the Ellington Jazz Series at Yale, hosted by the legendary Willie Ruff and have won three gold medals in National competitions.
Founded in 1999 by the Rector of St Luke’s Church in New Haven, Victor Rogers, who brought a set of used steel pans from a band in Brooklyn. Since then the band has attracted dedicated members of all ages that have grown in number and the band has earned a well – deserved reputation for excellence.
Hailed as one of the most exciting performing ensembles in Connecticut, their repertoire includes soca, calypso, reggae, classical, sacred, jazz, popular and island folk music. Most members or their families come from various points in the West Indies, with Antigua, Barbados, Bermuda, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, Nevis , Tobago and Trinidad represented.
The band plays regularly for religious services at St. Luke’s and also plays fairs, festival, concerts and private functions throughout the region.
Tickets are $20.00, with children under 12 admitted free of charge (accompanied by an adult). Call 203-795-3127 for reservations. Tickets also are available at the door.
Proceeds from this event will be used to fund Hop the Bus transportation to NHSO Concerts, and to support Picture This, a photography contest for Young People, Build A Better Bird House, the Youth Concerts and more activities planned for the 2015-2016 season.
A long-range goal for the OACC is to create an exhibition/performing space in the Clark Building on Orange Center Road. (The former Orange Library).
Support the arts in the Orange Community—Come to the St. Luke’s Steel Band Concert.
Originally Published on: Apr 6, 2015 @ 12:54