- Saturday, October 9, 7:00 pm at the Parsippany United Methodist Church, 903 South Beverwyck Road, Parsippany NJ
- Sunday, October 10, 4:00 pm at St. Martin’s Church, 1350 Washington Valley Road, Bridgewater NJ
Canticles for Life AIDS Benefit Concerts have typically been held over two weekends each spring at religious and community organizations throughout Somerset, Morris, Union, and Essex counties. Due to the 2020-2021 pandemic, we adjusted our 2021 schedule to present two concerts in the fall. Canticles programs feature mostly vocal music in a variety of accessible styles, including classical, folk, pop, jazz, gospel, Broadway, and world music. The 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. With your help, we can change that. Come out and enjoy an afternoon or evening of music that directly benefits those in New Jersey affected by HIV/AIDS.
Triad Arts Ensemble is partnering with two NJ churches for the 2021 Canticles for Life AIDS Benefit Concerts to raise much-needed funds that will impact many lives. Proceeds raised will directly benefit three NJ organizations that support those impacted by HIV/AIDS and in memory of those lost to the disease, as well as raise awareness, dispel ignorance and help to shine compassion.
This year’s program will feature the Rhino Youth Performing for Change (YPC) ensemble. YPC is a troupe of kids between the ages of 10 and 18 who use the power of the performing arts to make a difference in our communities. Through their performances, they tackle issues such as bullying and self-awareness, disaster outreach, environmental education, and world hunger. Their set will inspire and delight! Canticles Chairperson Ginny Johnston will conduct the 30-voice Triad Vocal Ensemble, which will feature a mix of styles including traditional anthems, pop arrangements, and brand new works. Rounding out the program will be the Dan Crisci Jazz Trio, offering several instrumental songs, including original selections from Dan’s recent recordings. Additionally, panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display, and there will be a time of reflection and sharing by representatives from the charities. Receptions will follow the concerts.