Arts Council to host fundraising event


From Staff Reports

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Edgecombe County Arts Council invites the public to help fill their Christmas Cup for the Arts by attending “A Serving of Wine and Music” at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the gallery of the Blount-Bridgers House.

Wine will be served and will be followed by an evening of music provided by soprano Kennedy Miller of Rocky Mount accompanied by Sally Mosely of Tarboro at the piano.

Miller was named the Distinquished Young Woman of North Carolina last year and competed in the national finals of the competition held in Mobile, Alabama. There she received one of only five preliminary talent awards for her rendition of Puccini’s “O Mio Bambino Caro.”

During her childhood, Kennedy sang with the Tar River Children’s Chorus under the direction of Patsy Gilliland, who became her voice teacher and mentor. Kennedy attended Faith Christian School where she became involved in musical theater. 

Kennedy is currently a freshman at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where she is pursuing a double major in vocal performance and English. 

Mosely is a native of Tarboro who graduated sumna cum laude from East Carolina University. She later obtained an internship in arts administration at the John F. Kennedy School for the Performing Arts and completed her master’s degree in piano performance from the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. She currently serves as the pianist and organist for St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Tarboro as well as for Trinity Episcopal Church in Scotland Neck.

Space for the event is limited and requires a donation to the Arts Council. Check with Carol Banks at the Blount-Bridgers House before attending the event to make sure space is still available.