Bethany Lutheran concert to feature 'Forgotten Songwriters' Oct. 16

  • Jazz vocalist Christy Bennett will perform "Forgotten Songwriters" at an Oct. 16 concert at Bethany Lutheran Church of Crystal Lake. It will feature some of her favorite female songwriters from the 1930s and '40s.

    Jazz vocalist Christy Bennett will perform "Forgotten Songwriters" at an Oct. 16 concert at Bethany Lutheran Church of Crystal Lake. It will feature some of her favorite female songwriters from the 1930s and '40s. Courtesy of Bethany Lutheran

 
 
Posted10/5/2022 12:36 PM

Bethany Lutheran Church of Crystal Lake will feature Christy Bennett's "Forgotten Songwriters" at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at the church, 76 W. Crystal Lake Ave.

Bennett is one of Chicago's premier jazz artists whose quest for gypsy jazz led her to discover buried musical treasures.

 

She focuses on the work of women, and those who are black, indigenous, and people of color. "Forgotten Songwriters" will feature music by some of Bennett's favorite female songwriters from the 1930s and '40s as well as stories about their backgrounds and careers.

Classically trained with a degree in Vocal Performance from DePaul University, Bennett was drawn to jazz through classes and combos.

As an educator, she has taught voice and piano at the Academy of Music and Art. She is Director of Development and Personnel at Access Contemporary Music in Chicago's Ravenswood area.

Bethany Lutheran Church is a community of faith committed to gathering people together for renewal and service.

The congregation has a global mission with a downtown Crystal Lake center. Bethany Arts Series presents several musical programs each year to inspire, comfort, entertain and engage the community. The concert is hosted by the church with a free will collection.

For more information, visit the Bethany Lutheran Church website www.BethanyCL.com.

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