Nora Brown, Banjo Player, Kicks Off Summer Concert Series
Nora Brown, banjo player, will kick off the second annual Summer Concert Series of St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church on Thursday, June 10, at 6:00 pm. Sponsored by the Forum @ St Ann’s, the cultural program of the church, this year’s concerts will benefit St. Ann’s Pop-Up Pantry on its first anniversary.
The 45-minute concerts will be held on Thursdays at 6:00 pm, June 10 through September 2, 2021, in the church sanctuary at Montague and Clinton Streets.
Nora Brown plays traditional music of eastern Kentucky and Tennessee. She has appeared at the TED Salon, Joe’s Pub, and the Brooklyn Folk Festival, among other spots in NYC, and in venues across the country. Musicologist and filmmaker John Cohen says of Brown, “She sings of experiences way beyond her years, old songs from Appalachian sources and stories that reflect a more difficult way of life.”
Concert-goers will be invited to bring a donation of non-perishable food or a financial contribution to the food pantry. St. Ann’s Pop-up Pantry was launched one year ago, in June 2020, in response to the increased food insecurity in Brooklyn resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. In the first weeks in operation, volunteers gave away fewer than 20 bags of groceries per week. The program quickly evolved, and we now consistently give 100 or more bags of non-perishable groceries and fresh produce to our pantry guests weekly. To date, St. Ann’s Pop-up Pantry has provided groceries to feed over 9000 people, and the need shows no sign of stopping.
The pantry could not exist without the generous support of church members and caring members of the public who donate food and funds. We are asking concert goers to the Summer Concert Series to join them so that the pantry can maintain its support of the community
Stay tuned for the whole roster of performers – and come enjoy great music while helping us help others!