Rhiannon Hurst and Quartet
Friday, July 29th, 2022, 6:00pm, with food service by The Lobster Roller
Rhiannon Kaela Hurst, an award-winning vocalist at the age of 16, has set her heart on making music. Rhiannon works professionally with Big Bands and Combos of various sizes, performing at venues ranging from Symphony Hall and the State Room in Boston to local homey restaurants. Rhiannon competed in Regional, National, and International Competitions winning Vocalist Awards at each. In the final year of the Berklee International High School Jazz Singer’s Showcase, Rhiannon won 2nd place in this competition as a H.S. Sophomore. Rhiannon was named a 2021 Award Winner in the Jazz Voice category of the prestigious National YoungArts Competition. She graduated from New England Conservatory Preparatory School with Honors in all 4 levels in jazz voice and was the recipient of the Frances B. Lanier award for “integrating her innate ability and skills into an emerging musical personality.” Rhiannon currently attends College of The Holy Cross as the Brooks Music Scholar for the class of 2025 in conjunction with continued jazz voice studies at New England Conservatory in Boston.
Tonight’s non-profit organization
In the spirit of giving back to the community each concert is partnered with a Cape Ann non-profit organization. The public is invited to make a free-will donation (So if you can, please bring cash/check.) This week's organization is The Open Door.
About The Open Door
The mission of The Open Door is to alleviate the impact of hunger in our community. We use practical strategies to connect people to good food, to advocate on behalf of those in need, and to engage others in the work of building food security.Learn more about The Open Door.
Rhiannon Hurst with Cape Ann Big Band, MOMG Clip 2021An award-winning local jazz vocalist and rising star, Rhiannon teams up with the Cape Ann Big Band in this clip from last summer's last concert of Music on Meetinghouse Green in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Even before she graduated high school, Rockport native Rhiannon Hurst was winning awards at regional, national, and international competitions and earning some serious respect in the jazz world. Her talent has been described as, “integrating her innate ability and skills into an emerging musical personality.” As a high school sophomore, Rhiannon won 2nd place in the Berklee International High School Jazz Singer’s Showcase. She was one of four graduating seniors to receive the Excellence in Music Award from the Massachusetts Music Educators Association. Rhiannon returns to our summer series on July 29, 2022 to perform with her quartet.
Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
10 Church Street, Gloucester, MA 01930