There are two wonderful arts events taking place today that highlight the artistic talent within Kennett Square, the Kennett Area School District in particular. The first is a memorial concert for a talent Kennett student Jonathan Beech, who passed away a number of years ago from brain cancer. The second event is an artist reception for Meghan Bergman. Meghan is ceramics teacher in the Kennett school system. A great day for the arts in Kennett Square.
SEVENTH ANNUAL JONATHAN BEECH MEMORIAL CONCERT
Selections from Karl Jenkins’ The Peacemakers
Combined church and community choirs with Orchestra
Students from West Chester University School of Music
Students from Kennett High School and Middle School
Teens from KSCC Youth Chorale
Children from DE Children’s Chorus
Donna Beech, Director
Also featuring selections by:
Youth Chorale of the Kennett Symphony Children’s Chorus: Brad Olesen, Director
Delaware Children’s Chorus: Marybeth Miller, Director
Kennett High School Chorale: Katie Soukup, Director
Suggested Tax-deductible Donation:
$20 Adults / $10 Students
Proceeds to Benefit Camp Sunshine:
Jonathan Martin Beech passed away on March 10, 2007, eleven days after his 15th birthday, following a four-year battle with brain cancer. Throughout that time, he faced his ordeal with great courage and, when options ran out, he accepted his fate with peace and serenity. On a special memorial page in the 2007 Kennett High School yearbook, his friends wrote: “…during those four years, he never once complained or used his illness as an excuse to not try his best. Instead, he used all the time he had to achieve great accomplishments in school, music, and friendships. He made sure his remaining time was used for a purpose, and was not wasted. He showed us how to live our lives with dignity, perseverance, and most importantly, a smile. Jonathan was an inspiration to us all and he will forever remain in our hearts.”
Shortly before he left us, Jonathan voiced his concern about not being able to thank everyone who had helped him on his journey. This concert is an effort to fulfill that wish by using music, one of Jonathan’s special gifts (he was a pianists, cellist, singer, and budding composer), to raise funds. The intent is to have an annual concert, with the funds raised each year going to a different organization that helped Jonathan and his family during the last four years of his earthly life.
SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2014 2 P.M.
Kennett High School Auditorium
100 E. South Street
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania 19348
MEGHAN BERGMAN ARTIST RECEPTION AT MALA GALLERIA
An artists reception will be taking place from 5-8pm tonight at the Mala Galleria. You can read more about Meghan in recent FIG Kennett Blog.