Sunday, October 17 at 1:00 pm, Connie Fredericks-Malone will present
“Alone with My Music” at the Frist Congregational Church, 58 N.
Main St., Canandaigua. The concert will raise funds for Light Hill
Comfort Care, Gleaners Community Kitchen and Family Promise of
Connie performs classic jazz standards and some blues and pop songs to digitally mastered backing tracks. This iteration of ‘Alone with My Music’ will feature a collection of songs arranged by Rochester’s own Scott Bradley. “Scott has been my musical director for some time now. Scott is a musician’s musician. He does everything from suggesting material and music arrangements to playing piano and trumpet on the backing tracks.”
All COVID protocols will be followed and masks are required.
The concert will also be available via livestream at www.canandaiguachurch.org.
Please join us for this wonderful FREE event. To make a donation in support of Light Hill Comfort Care, Gleaners Community Kitchen and Family Promise of Ontario County, a love offering will be collected the concert. To make a donation from home visit the church website (www.canandaiguachurch.org). Use the PayPal button in the top right corner of the home page, or you may send a check to First Congregational Church (58 N Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424). Be sure to write ‘Connie’s Concert’ in the memo line. Donations will be split evenly between the three non-profit organizations.
Please tell your friends and relatives about this unique opportunity to see the fabulous Connie Fredericks-Malone in concert on behalf of three wonderful local programs.
For additional information, please contact the Church office at 585-394-2184 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Connie Fredericks-Malone’s first love is singing the songs she heard her mother sing when she was a child. “Mom sang gospel, classical music, and jazz standards. She was often the local vocalist featured with big bands when they came through Springfield, Massachusetts during the 1950s”, says Connie. “I listened to the singers and music my parents listened to.” This experience helped her to embrace a repertoire of songs that have remained closest to her heart.
A musical theatre actress for many years, Connie developed a powerful four octave range voice that finds its way into several genres of music. She especially loves the intimacy of the cabaret club. It was in the cabaret rooms and small jazz clubs in Manhattan where she honed her nightclub performance skills.
“A well-constructed song tells a story. As an actor, I am attracted to the drama in a song. The arrangement and melody may draw my attention to a particular work, but it is always the lyrics, the story within the song, that compel me to sing it. Each song has its own personality. In order to color the note, I must understand the lyrics and the song’s intention. That is what is exciting about singing older material. These songs are rich with innuendo and subtext. Although I love jazz classics and Broadway tunes, I also enjoy singing the blues, swing, r & b and soul favorites – they all appeal to my mercurial personality.”
In 2018, Connie launched her one-woman show, Alone with My Music. Accompanied by digitally mastered backing tracks, Connie reinterprets songs made famous by Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Louis Armstrong, Dakota Staton, Nancy Wilson, Nat King Cole, Patsy Cline and many, many others. “Songs performed by these artists are loved by audiences of all ages. It is a thrill to perform them once again and to add my interpretation.”