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Trinity Episcopal kicks off year of benefit concerts Saturday
Georgia Southern University faculty member, guitarist and composer Brian Luckett will open Trinity Episcopal Church's benefit concert series with a performance Saturday evening.

Trinity Episcopal Church concert schedule

*Saturday, 7 p.m. - Brian Luckett, guitarist, benefiting Statesboro Literacy Program

*Oct.7, 7 p.m. - Linda Cionitti, clarinetist, and Karla Rocker, pianist, benefiting Stirrup Some Fun Therapeutic Riding Program

*Nov. 7, 7 p.m. - Georgia Southern University Southern Saxophones, benefiting Humane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County

*Dec. 5, 7 p.m. - Jonathan Aceto, violinist, and Michael Braz, pianist, benefiting Averitt String Program

*Feb. 14, 7 p.m. - Averitt STARS Romantic, One-Act Plays Program, benefiting Silver Lining Club

*April 19, 4 p.m. - Duke Miles and musical friends, benefiting Ogeechee Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)


Statesboro's Trinity Episcopal Church begins another year of benefit concerts for the local community, with the first concert scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday

Classical guitarist and composer, Brian Luckett, will perform the music of Spanish and South American composers, and donations from the event will assist the Statesboro Literacy Program.

A talented musician, Luckett has performed in solo and chamber music recitals throughout the United States and has been featured in programs on NPR.

Luckett holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree and has served at Emory University and Agnes Scott College, before moving to Savannah with his wife, Kelly, in 2011. Luckett joined the faculty at Georgia Southern University this year.

Luckett has a performance "donation" agreement with the Historic Savannah Foundation, an organization he holds in high regard for its work.

"Classical musicians typically do not make a great deal of money," Luckett said, "so we can't write a big check. Between teaching, practicing, performing and our daily lives, we don't have a lot of free time to donate. A performance, however, is something unique, special and, hopefully, uplifting that we can do to give back to the community and maybe improve some lives along the way."

All concerts are free to attend, but donations are encouraged for the benefit of a particular nonprofit organization.

With previous years' concert proceeds, Trinity Episcopal Church has contributed to a number of community groups. And again this year, the 13th, Trinity Episcopal has a full lineup of concerts and beneficiaries.
For more information, contact concert organizer Shirley Helmly or the church at (912) 764-2776 or (912) 489-4208.


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