New York, NY
Date and Time
Sunday, April 28th, 2013 at 3:00pm
Amy Helm, Ruth Ungar, Rebecca Martin, Elizabeth Mitchell, Rachel Loshak, Grenadilla and special guests come together to raise funds for the Dooley Family.
The second in a series of concerts to benefit the Dooley family will take place on Sunday, April 28th at 3:00 pm at the High Meadow School Performing Arts Center in Stone Ridge (3643 Route 209). Hudson Valley-based and nationally know female vocalists Amy Helm, Ruth Ungar, Rebecca Martin, Elizabeth Mitchell, Rachel Loshak and the band Grenadilla will be performing.
Tickets are $15 for general admission. Advance tickets are available at http://anadooley.brownpapertickets.com/.
The concert is a benefit for the Dooley’s, an area family struggling with the serious illness of their eleven year-old daughter, Ana. (http://anadooley.com/). Musician Elizabeth Mitchell first conceived of the idea of bringing together female vocalists to honor Ana Dooley’s own powerful singing voice.
Doors will open at 2:30 and the music will begin at 3:00. In addition to the music there will be a bake sale, raffle, t-shirt sales, and other items to purchase to raise funds for the Dooley family. Ana Dooley was diagnosed with a very rare cancer in August of 2012 and had a liver transplant in February of this year. The family is facing numerous expenses related to Ana’s illness which include monthly post-op care for Ana’s transplant, the cost of Ana’s many anti-rejection medications and travel to and from the hospital on a near weekly basis.
It was clear from a very early age that Ana Dooley had a natural gift for singing. At the age of six, she began voice and piano lessons with Debbie Lan, a local musician and leader of the band Grenadilla. She enjoys singing at school events and has performed at her school’s annual variety show every year since the age of eight. Ana also sang “Keep Holding On” by Avril Lavigne at the first concert in the Healing Ana concert series in November 2012. Her love of soulful, female singers was the inspiration for the concert.
All of the musicans, those working on sound and lighting and many other volunteers are giving 100% of their time for this community event.