Culture Connect Featured Event
Singer and songwriter Nellie McKay will perform in the historic Chester Meeting House on Sunday, May 12 at 5:00 p.m. The concert is sponsored by the Collomore Music Series in its 39th season.
She has been cited by the New York Times for “the beauty and ease of her singing,” and by LA Weekly as having “staggering musical talents.” She is also described as hard to categorize. While her music is as tuneful and clever as the best of the Great American Songbook, beneath the charming melodic surface is a wit that cuts, and a sharply tuned social conscience. Steve Murray, Cabaret Scenes, described Nellie McKay as “an amazing performer; quirky and brilliant, smart and adventurous.”
Tickets for the Collomore concert are $21. For students from elementary through graduate school, a ticket is $5. All ticket-holders are invited to stay for a reception after the concert to meet Nellie McKay. Ticket info: (860) 526-5162 or www.collomoreconcerts.org. The Chester Meetinghouse is located on 4 Liberty Street in Chester (Exit 6 off Rte. 9). The concert is sponsored by First Niagara Bank.