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 one concert 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 of music that directly benefits those in New Jersey affected by HIV/AIDS.
Triad Arts Ensemble is partnering with The Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts for the 2021 Canticles for Life AIDS Benefit Concert 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.
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.