Massaro Community Farm will host the Paul Winter Consort for a benefit concert at the Church of the Assumption in Ansonia, CT February 26, 2017. This concert will culminate the celebration of Massaro Farm’s 100 years in the community, and highlights its continued commitment to the region. The concert, which starts with a pre-event reception at 3:00 PM, will begin at 5:00 PM, followed by a meet-and-greet with the Grammy winning musicians. The pre-event reception will include additional live music, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and a champagne toast to the centennial.
“We are very excited to be able to partner with the Church of the Assumption in Ansonia in bringing this event to the area as part of Assumption’s ‘Sundays at Five’ music series,” said farm executive director, Caty Poole. “Massaro Farm originally included half its acreage from Ansonia, so it’s particularly fitting to host it there.” The Church of the Assumption, which includes a K-12 school, celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2016 and recently rededicated its renovated gymnasium.
Proceeds for this gala concert will benefit Massaro Community Farm’s Centennial Campaign, an effort to raise funds for a Program Pavilion and improved safety paths and parking, and continued food donations to the community. In 2016, the farm donated more than 9,000 pounds of organic produce to local hunger relief agencies.
Tickets are $40 (includes pre-event reception and concert) or $25 (concert only) advance purchase; $30 at the door (concert only). Tickets may be purchased online by visiting the farm’s website, www.MassaroFarm.org. Or you can send a check to the farm’s office for the appropriate number of tickets, 41 Ford Road, Woodbridge, CT, 06525.
Paul Winter, who has performed in 52 countries around the world, claims the Church of the Assumption has the acoustics to rival that of any European cathedral. The Paul Winter Consort, have performed around the world, from New York’s Carnegie Hall to the Miho Museum in Japan, pioneering the genre of “earth music”. The group performance will also include soloist and Shelton, CT resident Theresa Thomason. More information as well as sample music can be found at www.PaulWinter.com.
Organized in 2008, Massaro Community Farm, Inc. is a nonprofit, certified-organic farm in Woodbridge, CT. It is committed to supporting the legacy of farming, feeding neighbors in need, and building community through events and hands-on education for all ages. For more information about the farm, please visit www.MassaroFarm.org, or call (203) 736-8618.