Vanguard Theater will host a benefit concert the Vanguard Scholarship Fund on Sunday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. Donations, such as new gloves, scarves or winter socks, will also be collected for Toni’s Kitchen.
“Every one of our students have been beneficiaries of our tuition assistance program, whether they’ve received assistance themselves, or our program has given them the opportunity to get to know and work alongside students from different socioeconomic backgrounds,” Janeece Freeman Clark, founding artistic director of Vanguard Theater Company, said. “Our policy of inclusion and diversity means that we do not turn students away because of financial need, but work to make sure that no program is out of their reach.”
Performers from arts programs including the Berklee College of Music, The Harr School, Webster Conservatory and Yale University will perform holiday classics such a “Winter Wonderland,” “It’s Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas,” “When You Believe,” and “The Hanukkah Song,” among others.
Audience members will be required to show proof of full vaccination, or a negative PCR COVID test within 72 hours of the concert. Volunteers will perform temperature checks at the door, and masks are required at all times in the theater, unless actively drinking or eating.
Tickets are available at vtcnj.ticketleap.com.