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4th unique singing event to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters
4th unique singing event to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters

PORTLAND - On Saturday, March 5 at 6 p.m., Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine will host its fourth one-of-a-kind multigenerational a cappella musical concert at USM’s Hannaford Hall (in the Abromson Center on the Portland Campus). 

“Acappellooza 11” is an annual event, created by the late Terri Hatt, who was a Big Sister with the organization.  The 2011 program will feature seven singing groups from Maine and New Hampshire who have again volunteered to help the local nonprofit organization raise funds to support kids needing mentors in Southern Maine.

The concert is sponsored by Winxnet, UBS, and Mainebiz.  It features a cappella groups volunteering from USM, Colby, Bates and Bowdoin Colleges, the University of New Hampshire, and the Portland area women’s quartet known as “Rally.”

Terri Hatt, who volunteered three years as a Big Sister for the mentoring agency until her death in January 2009, created and coordinated the public event for the first two years.  “We’ve once again put out the call to college and other adult groups from around the region and we’re so pleased with just how many enthusiastic singers want to return for a second time,” said Mitch Thomas, the events co-coordinator and host.  “This is a unique event and should be experienced by everyone who loves good singing. I know Terri would be pleased.”

Tickets can be purchased by calling (207) 773-KIDS, or at the door, or at Bull Moose Music locations, or at the door.  The general admission price is $12.   Call BBBS for group rate information.

This is a great opportunity to be entertained by talented locals, while helping Big Brothers Big Sisters make a difference in the lives of kids with promise in Southern Maine.   Free parking is available in the garage adjacent to the Abromson Center.