October will mark one year since Superstorm Sandy devastated the Jersey Shore and the Monmouth County area. Monmouth County Library Headquarters in Manalapan will host a benefit concert on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. to aid those still recovering from
The Concert for the Renaissance of the Jersey Shore will feature the internationally-renowned female vocal group The Mediæval Bæbes. All programs at the Library are free, but for this benefit we are asking for cash donations at the door.
All donations will go directly to
Tickets are also required for this concert, but all tickets are free. You can pick up your free ticket at the Reference Desk at Library Headquarters,
The Mediæval Bæbes are a British ensemble of female musicians founded in the 1990s by Katherine Blake, who was joined by other singers who share her love of medieval music. The group pulls lyrics from medieval texts and sets them to original scores for songs of astonishing beauty.
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Twelve years later, these talented singers have placed three albums into the top of the classical charts and their contribution to the BBC production of The Virgin Queen (composed by Martin Phipps) resulted in a deserved Ivor Novello Award 2007 for best television soundtrack.
The Mediaeval Baebes have performed before enthusiastic audiences in the
They will be in the
In addition, on Tuesday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m. Library Headquarters will present Shored Up: A Documentary. Shored Up asks tough questions about our coastal communities, and was filmed over a period of three years, culminating with the impact of
Director Ben Kalina will introduce the film and answer questions after the screening.
Shored Up talks to scientists, politicians, residents and a wide range of experts to expose major shortcomings in coastal management and the immediate need for change. Shored Up is a look at what happens when we ignore the realities of science in our drive to inhabit and profit from our coastlines.
Library Headquarters is located at 125 Symme sDrive, Manalapan 07726. Call 732-431-7220, x7222 for more information onthese programs.