Please join us for a festive and fun afternoon on Sunday, December 19 at 3:30 pm. The mansion will be beautifully decorated for the holiday season. A lovely tea shall follow the program.
Celebrate the season with a Holiday Cabaret performed by singer Sherri James Buxton with Bob Shepherd accompanying on the beautiful rosewood, six foot Steinway, recently returned to the museum from the Morgan family.
The program will feature seasonal songs from Broadway musicals and the Great American Songbook as well as traditional favorites and some audience participation. There will be a sing along of traditional carols including The Twelve Days of Christmas with parts to 12 (or more) audience members.
Sherri James Buxton is an elegant interpreter of a wide range of genres from standards and show tunes to jazz, delighting audiences with her warmth, depth, versatility and flawless technique. She combines a lifelong love of melody and lyric with a highly skilled voice and beautiful stage presence. If you’ve heard a Buxton performance of a song, you’ve heard that song’s definitive interpretation. Sherri has appeared on and off Broadway, and in numerous cabaret venues. She got her first professional break at the age of seventeen when she was cast as The Girl in an off Broadway production of “The Fantasticks”. She was in the original Broadway production of “Look to the Lilies” and has performed at The Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera and Kansas City Starlight Theatre. Locally she has appeared at the Pittsfield Jazz Festival and her jazz group, the Sherri James Buxton Trio, was the main attraction in the Cranwell Resort “Music Room” supper club. Sherri has also performed at The Colonial Theatre, The Norman Rockwell Museum, The Berkshire Athenaeum, The Gateways Inn, Mission Bar and Tapas, Castle Street Café and the Seven Hills Cabaret. Sherri teaches at the Berkshire Music School where her popular Cabaret Workshop is in the 20th season.
Bob Shepherd has been a working pianist in New England for 70 years. He plays beautiful jazz music in various venues from solo to big band and especially enjoys accompanying singers who consider him a musician’s magician
This event is co-chaired by Board Members Helen Charbonneau and Natalie Johnsonius Neubert.
Tickets to attend the concert are $45 per person. Reservations are required by calling 413-637-3206. Please note that all tickets are nonrefundable and non-exchangeable. Payment is required to make a reservation for an event. Proof of vaccination, ID and masks are required.