When Elayne Cassara teamed with Drew Friedman to reopen Cobb’s Mill Inn, part of their vision was to provide a welcoming space to support the arts and further the sense of community within Weston and neighboring towns. This holiday season, La Roue Elayne at Cobb’s Mill Inn invites everyone to be a part of its first Weston Community Concert.
During her 20 years as a pastor in Darien, Ms. Cassara directed and performed with her 200-person choir for thousands on some of the world’s biggest stages.
“In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the holidays approaching, I wanted to add to the incredible warmth and compassion I feel around me each day,” said Ms. Cassara. “With my experience and the breadth of talent Weston holds, a holiday concert presented a perfect opportunity.”
Concert dates are Dec. 21 and 22 at Cobb’s Mill Inn, 12 Old Mill Road in Weston.
Festivities begin at 7 p.m., with the concert starting at 8.
The Weston Community Holiday Concert will include an adult choir, a children’s choir and some solo performances from several notable vocalists in the community.
To join the adult or children’s choirs, contact Founder4life@gmail.com or call Cobb’s Mill Inn and ask for Elayne at 203-227-7221. For more information, visitcobbsmillinn.com or facebook.com/Larouelayneatcobbsmillinn.
The rehearsal schedule is as follows at Cobb’s Mill Inn:
Children: [Wednesday, Dec. 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m.]; Tuesdays, Dec. 11 and 18, 7-9 p.m.; full dress rehearsal, including adults, on Thursday, Dec. 20, starting at 6 p.m. All with accompanist Stephanie Gaumer.
Adults: Tuesday, Dec. 11 and 18, 8-10 p.m., with accompanist Chris Coogan. Additional solo rehearsals will be from 8 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, and Monday, Dec. 17. There will be a full dress rehearsal, with children, on Thursday, Dec 20, starting at 6 p.m.
CDs and sheet music will be provided and may be picked up at Cobb’s Mill Inn prior to the first rehearsal. All performers are asked to work on their music and come prepared to rehearsals.