Mary Chapin Carpenter to perform in benefit concert for Child and Family Services 

MaryChapinCarpenterTICKETS are on sale now for Mary Chapin Carpenter, with special guest, Tift Merritt, in a concert event scheduled for Sunday, October 26, 7:30pm, at the Lebanon Opera House.  The event is part of the 29th anniversary season of Child and Family Services’ Concerts for the Cause series to benefit local children and families.

Tickets are $42.50 and will be available at the Lebanon Opera House box office, 603-448-0400, www.lebanonoperahouse.org.  VIP tickets are SOLD OUT!  Contact the Lebanon Opera House for standard tickets.

Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, and 2012 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, Mary Chapin Carpenter, will embark on a unique series of intimate, acoustic performances this fall. The tour marks Carpenter’s return to singing both timeless hits and deep cuts from her expansive and beloved 13-album catalog, after performing with orchestras in early 2014. Carpenter will be joined on stage by longtime friends Jon Carroll (piano) and John Doyle (guitars, bouzouki).

Carpenter has spent the past year performing alongside world-renowned orchestras since the release of her debut orchestral album, Songs From the Movie (Zoë /Rounder), which was conducted and arranged by six-time Grammy Award winner, Vince Mendoza. Carpenter’s world debut orchestral concert took place on January 24 at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall alongside the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.  In March, she performed two milestone concerts at New York’s Lincoln Center with the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Mr. Mendoza, and was joined by special guests, Joan Baez, Shawn Colvin, Jerry Douglas, Tift Merritt and Aoife O’Donovan.

Over the course of her career, Carpenter has sold over 13 million records. With hits like “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” she has won five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards, and two Academy of Country Music awards for her vocals. Her songs speak to the most personal of life’s details, and the most universal.

All proceeds from this Concerts for the Cause presentation of Mary Chapin Carpenter, and special guest Tift Merritt, will support Child and Family Services’ work with child victims of abuse and neglect, homeless and troubled youth, children in foster care, impoverished families, and individuals struggling with mental health issues, and will assist in providing scholarships for disadvantaged children to attend Camp Spaulding.   Proceeds will also support the Agency’s work at the legislative level, advocating on behalf of NH children and families.

Concerts for the Cause 2014 is sponsored in part by ProCon Incorporated, Mascoma Savings Bank, Marker and Volkl, with media support by The Point, WMUR, and KIXX radio.


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