Concert to Benefit the Steeple

The beautiful steeple on Williston’s landmark Federated Church must be replaced after 150 years overlooking our community. We are asking the community to help.

A wide range of sacred and secular music by:
-The Federated Church Choir
-The Social Band – classical and folk traditions

Social Band, Burlington’s lively band of singers, creates thematic programs that weave together song and poetry, striking a balance between thoughtfulness and joviality seldom found in choral groups.  For more information visit their website  The Social Band.

-Special guest: Williston native Helen Lyons performing opera and Broadway songs

 Helen Lyons holds a BA in Music from Wellesley College and Artist Diplomas from the Royal Academy of Music in London, and College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. She has performed in Germany with the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Mainz Staatstheater, and Landestheater Coburg, as well as in the US, China, and the Philippines.

Helen has sung as a soloist with orchestras all over the world, including the Philippine Philharmonic, Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, Thüringen Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and Henderson Symphony Orchestra. Roles include: Chrysothemis (Elektra), Mme. Lidoine (Les Dialogues des Carmelites), Elisabeth (Don Carlos), Turandot, Iphigénie (Iphigénie en Tauride), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro), First Lady (Die Zauberfloete), Governess (Turn of the Screw), Lady Billows (Albert Herring), Irene/Mary (Jerry Springer: The Opera), and Mme. de Volanges (Dangerous Liaisons).

Helen is a licensed REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty, a nd lives in Ferrisburgh with her husband and two retired racing greyhounds.

A goodwill offering will be collected. Contributions may be made to: