Lenox to highlight Griffin scholarship benefit concert
On Sept. 19, Dwight Lenox will highlight a benefit concert and reception to establish the Jane Griffin Memorial Scholarship.
The event will be held at the McConnell Arts Center (MAC), 777 Evening St. It will feature the local artist and will include a reception and a silent auction.
The hall and auction will open at 7 p.m., with Lennox taking the stage for an hour, beginning at 7:30 p.m. A reception with light hors d'oeuvres will follow, ending at 10 p.m., along with the silent auction.
A cash bar will be available, with proceeds going to offset the cost of the evening.
Griffin, who died Dec. 23, 2011, was a vocal music teacher at Worthingway Middle School, director of Capriccio Youth Choir and director of music at Mountview Baptist Church in Upper Arlington.
She was married to Larry Griffin, vocal music teacher at Worthington Kilbourne High School and founder and director of Capriccio Music Ensemble.
A scholarship fund has been set up for aspiring musicians. Each year, Capriccio Vocal Ensemble will host competitive auditions, with the winners receiving a scholarship and an opportunity to showcase their talents by performing as soloists at a Capriccio concert honoring Jane.
Proceeds from An Evening with Dwight Lennox will fund the scholarships.
Tickets may be purchased through the MAC by visiting www.mcconnellarts.org. For ticket-related inquiries, call the box office at 614-431-0329.
Individuals or businesses wanting to contribute items for the silent auction should email Karri Horton at rebalouise44 @yahoo.com. Those wanting to bid may pay with cash or check at the end of the evening.