Monday, June 8, 2009

St. Mark's Episcopal to raise money for ambulance in Ecuador via Carol Ponder concert June 20

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Antioch (Cane Ridge?) is raising money for a fire department in Montecristi, Ecuador. A fundraiser at 7pm on June 20 will feature singer Carol Ponder, with donations being directed toward the purchase of an ambulance for Montecristi. St. Mark's has previously helped donate a fire truck - see the story and photos here.

From the concert press release:
Acclaimed ballad singer Carol Ponder will present her concert “Appalachian Roots” Saturday June 20 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church at 7:00 PM. The concert is a fundraiser for St. Mark’s companion church Santiago Apostole in La Pila Ecuador and to help purchase an ambulance for the Montecristi, Ecuador Fire Department. St. Mark’s is located at 3100 Murfreesboro Road, Antioch, TN 37013. Ticket prices are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students.

Noted for her interpretation of a cappella Appalachian Mountain Ballads, Carol Ponder also brings her repertoire of traditional and contemporary folk music and stories to the stage. Accompanied by guitar, Autoharp and spoons, Carol performs material that ranges from the first songs to emigrate from the British Isles to new songs written in the old style as well as stories from the Southern Mountains and her own family.

Carol released her much admired first CD Pretty Bird: A Cappella Ballads in the Southern Mountain Tradition in 1998. She followed this with the release of Little Journeys: A cappella Ballads & Folk Songs in 2000. In November of 2004, Carol released her newest CD Goin’ Across the Mountain: Songs of War and Separation, a duet album with renowned finger style guitarist John Knowles.

Carol represented the State of Tennessee with a solo concert on the Millennium Stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2000. In 2002, Carol was a featured performer at the Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh, Northern Ireland. She is also the recipient of the 2002 Tennessee Arts Commission’s Ingram Fellowship for Excellence in Vocal Music.

Come see Carol Ponder for an evening of traditional and contemporary folk music at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Saturday June 20 at 7:00 PM.

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