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A Cappella Defeating Cancer ACDC Concert – Nov. 16, 2018

The WCPP is thrilled to announce ACDC 2018, the second annual A Cappella Defeating Cancer benefit concert to raise awareness and program funding for The Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project.

What: A Cappella Defeating Cancer (ACDC-2)

The 2nd Annual a cappella concert to benefit the Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project (http://wcpponline.org/)  Click here to read how The Wellesley Townsman reported on last year’s event (in November 2017).

When: Friday, November 16, 2018 (7 to 9 PM, including an intermission)

Where: Wellesley Village Church (United Church of Christ, Congregational)
2 Central St, Wellesley, MA 02482

The ACDC-2 concert will feature three of Boston’s coolest a cappella groups:

BroadBand
BroadBand is a Boston-area group (comprised of 15 women) dedicated to creating a beautiful harmonic blend and an engaging a cappella performance experience for our audiences. We choose arrangements that are snazzy, melodic, unique: we are harmony at a higher bandwidth!!

Similar Jones
Similar Jones is a high-energy vocal band, primarily rock and soul and influenced by elements of blues, funk, and jazz. Our repertoire consists of classic songs from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and today, and includes a growing number of original tunes. The Jones sound is marked by tight harmonies, intricate rhythms, innovative arrangements, and — most importantly — by a rock-solid groove.


The Works
Since 1994, The Works have performed for audiences ranging from a 3,000-person conference at Disney World; to intimate private parties, schools, fundraisers, festivals and corporate functions. A mixed octet (comprised of 4 women and 4 men) and member of the American A Cappella Alliance’s Spring Sing, The Works deliver a fun combo of eclectic repertoire and witty repartee that’s always sure to entertain!

Tickets:
Suggested contribution: $20/Adult, $5/Child under 13.
Cash or check at the door. Additional donations welcomed!

ALL profits from concert ticket/concession sales and sponsorships go directly to support WCCP education programs and events.

Spread the word: #ACDC2018

The Cause?
The Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project is a 501(3) nonprofit focused on raising awareness for MetroWest residents on how lifestyle, diet and the environment contribute to the incidence of cancer and other health risks. Celebrating its 21th anniversary in 2018, the WCPP conducts public events & educational programs all year long (including yoga sessions, informational lectures, movie screenings, and the November concert).

More Info:
Patrick Rafter for The Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project & The Works
patrick@theworkssing.net or 617-901-2697 and http://wcpponline.org/

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Love music, but HATE cancer? A Cappella Defeating Cancer (ACDC)

A benefit concert to raise awareness & program funding for The Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project 

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Friday, November 3, 2017 – 7 to 9 PM

Wellesley Hills Unitarian Church – 309 Washington Street, Wellesley Hills, MA

 The ACDC concert will feature three of Boston’s coolest a cappella groups:

TonehengeTonehenge
Founded in 2009, Tonehenge is made up of eight “mostly clean-shaven” businessmen from the greater Boston area. Tonehenge’s uniquely cool rock-solid performances have ranged from a soaring national anthem at the Pawtucket Red Sox, to opening for audience faves Ball in the House and the Hyannis Sound!!

The WorksThe Works
Since 1994, The Works have performed for audiences ranging from performances at Disney World; to intimate private parties, schools, fundraisers, festivals and corporate functions.  Member of the American A Cappella Alliance’s Spring Sing, The Works deliver fun combos of eclectic repertoire and witty repartee!

You can listen to audio clips of The Works @ http://www.theworkssing.net/music.html

None of the AboveNone of the Above
Celebrating 10+ years of music-making, None of the Above (NOTA) is a mixed a cappella octet that performs a broad mix of pop tunes, jazz standards, folk, spirituals, and non-traditional music. A finalist on the inaugural season of WGBH’s Sing that Thing! and the Boston Harmony Sweepstakes, NOTA has performed all across New England!!

Tickets:  Suggested contribution: $10/Adult, $5/Child under 13. Cash or check at the door.

Additional donations welcomed! All profits from ticket & concession sales go to funding programs and lectures tailored to meet the specific needs of our community and our interests in the area of disease prevention and wellness.

The Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project is a 501(3) nonprofit focused on raising awareness for MetroWest residents on how lifestyle, diet and the environment contribute to the incidence of cancer and other health risks. Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017, the WCPP is conducting public events & educational programs all year long (including yoga sessions, lectures and research on disease prevention and wellness, movie screenings, and the November concert).

More Info: Patrick Rafter for The Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project & The Works, patrick@theworkssing.net or 617-901-2697

Laughter: Best Medicine & Best Exercise

Are you feeling like you could use a little self-nourishment?

Gearing up for the Holidays and anticipating the busyness of the season? Come join us for an evening of self-care, self-nourishment and fun with Debbie Lyn Toomey who will help us all to enjoy ourselves through Laughter Yoga®!! Laughter is a wonderful way to naturally de-stress and heal our minds and bodies. Recent research has supported the power of laughter to help with stress, heart health, weight loss, relaxation, socialization and so much more.
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By joining us for this “Laughter Yoga®” class, not only will we learn about the benefits of laughing for our health but Debbie will lead us through 40 minutes of these exercises so that we can experience for ourselves their beneficial effects. You can leave the night feeling refreshed, reenergized and more ready for your week and the Holidays!

This class will be done sitting or standing. Bring an open mind and water and wear comfortable clothes. There will be extra water available and healthy snacks.
Laughter: Best Medicine & Best Exercise
November 15, 2016 7-8:15 PM
Wellesley Community Center, Henderson Hall
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