Past Events

Past Events

A benefit event for Boston Singers' Resource and the Boston Singers' Relief Fund

Many thanks to all the musicians, sponsors, donors, committee members and audience members who helped this special event happen!

On September 26, 2010, twenty one musicians and 100 audience members joined together for a grand “Opera Harvest”  gala concert, silent auction and wine reception event held at the beautiful Hamilton-Wenham Community House to raise funds for Boston Singers’ Resource and The Boston Singers' Relief Fund.  The auction featured over 50 items (auction item list) and the reception featured delicious food and wine by Derek Ellerkamp of Georgetown, Hopkins Catering of Essex, Periwinkles Catering of Essex and Beverly and Andy Soll of Salem. The concert featured arias and duets performed by Ethan Bremner, Christina English, Margaret Felice, Dan Kamalic, Valerie Kraft, Michelle Vachon and John Whittlesey accompanied by members of the Hillyer Festival Orchestra, with special guest, Robert Honeysucker, baritone. For more information about the concert and performers click here. Thank you to all the musicians, sponsors, donors, committee members and audience members who helped make this special event happen!


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About the Boston Singers’ Relief Fund:  Founded in 2009 by Murray Kidd, the Boston Singers’ Relief Fund is a program of BSR which provides financial relief in a confidential, respectful manner to those in the singing community who have contributed significantly to the artistic life of New England and are facing job loss, illness or other catastrophic life events and who have insufficient resources with which to handle such situations. Supporters of the Boston Singers’ Relief Fund recognize the essential value of singers to society and culture and treat all applicants with dignity, discretion and compassion. More...


text BSR Mission Statement: The purpose of Boston Singers’ Resource is to promote, educate and support regional classical vocal artists, vocal organizations and singing enthusiasts of all levels.  BSR has been serving the New England singing community since 2001. More..              

Boston Singers' Resource (BSR) is a fully incorporated 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Benefactor $500+
Winifred Gray
Dirk Hillyer
Jim and Lynn Shane
Peter and Deborah Twining

Patron $250+
Boston Early Music Festival
Eastern Bank
ECS Publishing
Family Medicine Associates
Georgetown Savings Bank
Joan Griscom
Jamie Cabot and Carol Ganz
Walter Meibaum

Sponsor $150+
John and Deborah Wathne
John Whittlesey

Evelyn Kern
Martone Health and Wellness
Parrelli Optical
Martha Peabody

Beverly Soll – program design
The Clark School, Danvers
Derek Ellerkamp – wine reception
Arthur Hayden, Sir Speedy Printing
Hopkins Catering, Essex
Periwinkles Catering, Essex
Marblehead High School
Pete McKenzie
Russell Orchards, Ipswich
James Shane – food reception
Stop and Shop, Danvers

Gala Committee:
Lynn Shane, Chairperson
Esther Craig
Karen Gahagan
Deborah Greel
Emily Hayden
Pete McKenzie
Beth Meyers
Beverly Soll
Deborah Twining

Boston Singers' Relief Fund Oversight Committee:
Murray Kidd, Exec. Director
Erica Finn, Treasurer
Gail Abbey
Peter Gibson
Clifford Rust