Tis the season for music and giving!
Local duo Cello-Bella are truly in the spirit this year; they’re playing a free secular holiday concert to benefit Ferndale Public Library, evoking in our Community Room/performance space this Thursday night!
The special holiday show is free, but donations to the library are highly encouraged. All ages are welcome.
Cello-Bella’s Alison Donohue and Mike Wilhelm are no strangers to the library’s stage, having played the last of FPL’s Summer Concert Series gigs in 2013. Donohue wanted to show her appreciation for all of the work the library’s done, especially in the arts, so she contacted FPL’s concert coordinator, Kelly Bennett and suggested this special holiday benefit performance.
“Cello-Bella was a great addition to our concert series in 2013,” Bennett said. “So when Alison contacted me about doing a benefit show featuring holiday songs, I jumped at the chance to bring this fun group back to the library.”
The duo are very community-minded so it’s no surprise that they wanted to help out the library with a free show. “Having music in your life is such an expanding thing, and it puts you in situations you wouldn’t be in during your regular job and puts you in the community,” Donahue said. “Mike and I play a lot of different gigs around the area and we enjoy getting out there and reaching out to people and hopefully lifting up their day.”
Cell-Bella specialize in jazz, swing and traditional American pop standards from the 1920’s to the present. Donahue’s polished jazz-based vocal stylings strike a classy harmony with Mike Wilhelm’s blue-inspired guitar and vocals.