5/31/11: Emerson Hospital Auxiliary 35th annual Pops concert a success
Last month, the Emerson Hospital Auxiliary hosted its 35th annual spring Pops concert at the Walden Performing Arts Center in Concord. The venue was transformed into a bright and cheerful setting enjoyed by guests while they listened to an array of “Swing into Spring” pieces led by music director and conductor James O’Dell.
Conductor O’Dell kicked off his third season with the Concord Band by welcoming returning jazz vocalist Amanda Carr, who performed several arrangements including “Embraceable You.” Guests enjoyed music, the atmosphere, and wine, which was served tableside.
The hit of the night was when Christine Schuster, president and CEO of Emerson Hospital, was welcomed to the stage to conduct “Happy Birthday” in honor of Emerson Hospital’s centennial celebration.
Jeri Revis and Karen Maines were co-chairs of the sold-out event, which had 61 sponsors who supported the Auxiliary by advertising in the program book. The event raised roughly $12,000, which will support Emerson Hospital.
Special thanks to underwriters Robert and Mary Kemp of Capital Growth Management and Eric and Denise Haartz of the Haartz Corporation for their continued support.
The Emerson Hospital Auxiliary supports the hospital through community awareness, patient support, and fundraising activities. Anyone interested in becoming a member or learning about the Auxiliary should contact Karen McCarthy at 978-371-2133.
Pictured from left to right at the Pops event are Jeri Ravis, Pops co-chair; Karen Maines, Pops co-chair; and Denise Haartz, Pops program book sponsor.