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Summer Concert Series
August 19, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Nick Hallett, composer, performer and cultural producer, and Daisy Press, vocalist and performer, will create an ambient soundscape for voices, drones, and piano at the second annual Summer Concert Series of St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Brooklyn Heights, on Thursday, August 19, at 6:00 pm. The 45-minute concerts take place in the church at Montague and Clinton Streets each Thursday through September 2, 2021. The Forum @ St. Ann’s, the parish’s arts and culture program, is presenting the concert series to benefit St. Ann’s Pop-Up Pantry on its first anniversary.
Nick Hallett operates between the worlds of sound, art, and performance. Since 2014, he has acted as music director of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, in which time he has composed seven evening-length dance scores. He is the recipient of a 2017 “Bessie” award for his work with Ishmael Houston-Jones and Miguel Gutierrez. Hallett’s ongoing collaboration with artist Shana Moulton includes Whispering Pines 10, an opera featuring Daisy Press.
Daisy Press is described by the New York Times as “intrepid” and “passionate.” She specializes in the music of 12th-century mystic, Hildegard of Bingen and incorporates aspects of North Indian (Hindustani) ragas into unusual and extraordinary interpretations of her compositions. Daisy is the High Priestess of Voice Cult, a vocal community ritual which brings together her many years of study in music, psychology, and theology.
Nick and Daisy have teamed up in a range of cultural contexts, performing at such venues as National Sawdust, New Museum, The Kitchen, SFMOMA, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, ISSUE Project Room, Roulette, and BOFFO, among others.
Concertgoers are asked to donate food items or make a financial donation to St. Ann’s Pop-Up Pantry. The program was launched in June 2020 in response to the increased food insecurity in Brooklyn resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The program quickly evolved, providing increasing amounts of non-perishable and fresh groceries as the lines of guests grew longer. Today, St. Ann’s Pop-up Pantry provides nutritious food to as many as 300 people a week, and the need shows no sign of stopping.
All are urged to combine their love of music and the desire to help their neighbors by attending the Summer Concert Series benefiting St. Ann’s Pop-up Pantry.