An evening of music in support of a Yarmouth organization that works with people with special needs is on tap for Saturday, Dec. 1, at Temple Baptist Church on Bond Street in the town’s south end.
The event will benefit the Kaye Nickerson Adult Service Centre, a sheltered vocational training facility for adults.
The show will feature Wings and Strings, basically the same group that makes up the nine o’clock mass choir at St. Ambrose Co-Cathedral in Yarmouth. The evening also will include performers from the Argyle area.
Guitarist Duke Greene, a member of Wings and Strings, said they have done at least two previous concerts at the new Temple Baptist Church.
“Those concerts came about as a result of preparing Christmas music for other venues, including a Christmas concert at St. Ambrose,” Greene recalled. “I believe it was choir director Patricia Gascoigne who suggested we put on another concert prior to Christmas and donate to a worthy group and we all agreed.”
The Kaye Nickerson Adult Service Centre is a special cause for Greene, given that he has a 24-year-old son who attends the facility.
A year ago, the Tusket River Jammers, another local group, performed the middle part of the benefit concert. For this year’s show, Gascoigne asked Greene to approach members of his family – the Greenes from the Argyle Pubnico Baptist Church – to do the middle part of the concert.
“I contacted my niece Rosalind (Greene) Nickerson if she could put a group together and she kindly agreed,” Greene said, adding that he hopes his brother Gary Greene will be available not just to sing with the group but also to do a couple of numbers with his fiddle.
There is no set admission fee for the concert. A freewill offering will be accepted at the door.
From their past shows at Temple Baptist Church, Duke Greene said he and his fellow musicians found the folks there to be warm, welcoming and supportive.
Referring to this year’s concert – notably the Argyle connection, given Greene’s relatives who will take part in the event – he said, “It is a rather pleasant coincidence that the new pastor at Temple Baptist Church is Rev. Raymond Pitcher, who was pastor at Argyle a few years ago, so it will be like ‘old home week’ if he is able to attend as well.”