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2005 Archive

The News that Happens Between the Newsletters

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Current Practice Schedule

 

Below:  An overview of LUNCH Activities for 2005

For all  upcoming current events see the calendar  here

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A Look Back at 2005 Tidbits and Highlights

Click Here for the Who's Who Gallery for 2005

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On December 11, the senior members of LUNCH were invited to the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City for the World Hunger Year 30th Anniversary Benefit featuring a concert by the Chapins.  LUNCH presented a donation of $1,000 to WHY, and received an award from WHY recognizing LUNCH as an innovative grassroots solution to addressing issues of hunger and poverty.

 

   
   

HARD ROCK  PHOTO ALBUM HERE

HOLIDAY SHOW PHOTO ALBUMS HERE

 

THE 2005 LUNCH HOLIDAY SHOW - A MALL and the NIGHT VISITORS


CONGRATULATIONS to the Cast and Crew of the 2005 HOLIDAY SHOW ! It was another Great Success !  You earned that standing ovation from the capacity-crowd.  Photos will be posted in the gallery soon.  We hope to see you all on Dec 2, 2006 for next year's show, "Christmas With the Super Heroes"
 

3 PHOTO GALLERIES HERE

Read a Review of the 2005 Holiday Show
 

 

Our new CD-single to benefit Katrina Relief efforts.  Written by New Orleans native Rena Johnson, Produced by Bill Pere, and sung by Connecticut Idol finalist Denise Levasseur.

For the whole story behind this CD,
click here

To make a contribution and obtain a copy
click here

 

FALL '05  NEWSLETTER IS POSTED -- CLICK HERE

NOVEMBER NUGGETS
Nov 5 -- The Ensemble at Dunns Corners Community Presbyterian Church
 in Westerly, RI
7:30  (6:!5 pre-show) to benefit the Harvest Home Shelter in Westerly

Nov 18 -- Kay, Bill and Melody with Michael Hopkins in a Heart & Spiral Concert at
All-Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, New London,
7:30pm to benefit the New London Homeless Shelter
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The 2005 Independent Music Conference in Philadelphia over Labor Day weekend  was another great success, with Bill and Kay presenting workshops and performing.

BILL, KAY and MELODY were in Los Angeles in August..  Bill did a songwriting workshop for Songsalive,  there was a house concert in Garden Grove,  and everyone spent a couple of days in the Mojave Desert - 104 degrees, and then took in the Circus in Anaheim.

  CAMP 2005 PHOTOS ARE POSTED - Click HERE

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It was a fun day in New Britain as the Ensemble performed at the Youth Museum and then invaded the Rainforest Cafe...


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The Harry Chapin Tribute Show at University of Hartford's "Music For a Change" Series was an incredible finish for our Spring season,  as we were joined by Scott Sivakoff from Maryland.  The Ensemble put on a top notch show in their 3rd appearance in this series, and we were pleased to present a donation of $1,000 to Mike Grayeb of World Hunger Year (below, left).   We also thank the Hard Rock Cafe for making LUNCH one of their supported organizations,  and they presented us with  a check for $2,200.   Photos are posted in the photo album.

 

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THANKS TO ALL THE ENSEMBLE FOR A GREAT SHOW ON APRIL 2 at St. Michael's Center in Baltic, CT. (below)  Special thanks to the parents who helped organize the concert.  We raised approximately $1,200 for local social services.  Phtots are posted in the photo album.

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THANKS TO ALL THE ENSEMBLE FOR A GREAT SHOW ON MARCH 19 in Westerly RI.   Special thanks to the parents who helped organize the concert.   We helped raise approximately  $ 1,700 for Tsunami relief and for local social services.

 
 

NOVEMBER 5, 2005 :     The Ensemble returns to Westerly, RI  for a family concert at Dunns Corners Community Presbyterian Church  -- 7pm with pre-show beginning at 6:15.   Along with the favorite  LUNCH songs will be a preview of some of the Holiday Show music as well.
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MAY 14, 2005  -- the "Even Better than Chocolate" CD RELEASE CONCERT !    --  and the debut of Kay's trio "Heart and Spiral" was a great success.    Grammy award winning Nashville producer Michael Hopkins was on bass guitar, with Bill and Melody on guitars and percussion.    Proceeds benefit the Women's Center of SE Connecticut.
 
 

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