Zephyr will debut 'Magic of Meader and McGlynn'

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:27

Vernon, N.J. — Zephyr, an a cappella group, will present its début concert, The Magic of Meader and McGlynn, on Saturday, April 2, at 8 p.m. at St. Francis de Sales R.C. Church. Zephyr sings music, from chant and classical choral music to the Beatles and world music, including music of the first Irish singing group to tour with Riverdance. Zephyr will collaborate on the jazz numbers with the Mitch Schechter String Jazz Trio. Zephyr performed at various venues in Sussex County in December, was recently featured in a cable TV broadcast and is going to have its New York City début in 2012. Founded in 2010 by Vernon resident Cherwyn Ambuter, the group performs without a conductor. Zephyr rehearses at Vernon high school and collaborates with Dana Ziegler, of Ziegler Dance Studio in Vernon to add movement to the popular music. Note: Zephyr is looking for another Tenor 1, Tenor 2 and Alto 2. See www.zephyrve.org for audition information. Admission to the concert is $20 for adults, $10 for seniors and ages 13-18. Children and unemployed are free. In the spirit of Irish fun in keeping with the Irish music of the concert, $1 off admission will be given to anyone wearing a shamrock. Tickets can be purchased at www.zephyrve.org, and will be sold at the door. The church is located on Route 517 in Vernon. Call 973-862-0668 for any more information. Irish art and photos sought for show Zephyr is seeking people who own Irish art or photos and are willing to show their art pieces at an Irish art show, The Face of Ireland, to be held in conjunction with its début concert on April 2. If you have framed photographs and paintings of scenes of Ireland, legends of Ireland, St. Patrick, Vikings, scenes in Irish history, or sculptures or Irish jewelry, contact Zephyr board member Barbara Davis-Smith at bsmithdavis@yahoo.com for more information, including a registration form. Participation is free. Works of art may be put up for sale, or not. A commission will be received from those pieces sold.