Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Benefactor will match all contributions to 'Amen: The Life and Music of Jester Hairston' in final days of campaign

Hansonia Caldwell:

Thank you for your support,There are just a few more days left to support Amen: The Life and Music of Jester Hairston.   We are pleased to announce that we now have a benefactor who has pledged to match all contributions dollar for dollar.  Your generosity and support will get you our one-of-a-kind perks as our token of gratitude plus the warm feeling of knowing you have helped students everywhere learn about music. We are so grateful for the donations we have received during this campaign by credit card at igg.me/at/hairston-doc and by check at www.jesterhairston.org.  Thank-you to all who have "pledged", "shared" and "liked" the project. 
Jester Hairston was a man of many talents, and is probably best-known for his arrangement of the Spiritual "Amen" which is featured in Sidney Poitier's Academy Award-winning film, Lilies of the Field. (It is actually Jester Hairston's voice you hear in the film.)  Many of us know Hairston from his work conducting the Spiritual in churches all over the country.   But Hairston was also active in the early decades of Hollywood, teaming up with film composer Dimitri Tiomkin as a choral arranger and later as an actor on television.  
All donations will go to securing the rights of film clips, television segments, songs, photographs and other rich visuals we need to properly illustrate Hairston's life. 

Hansonia Caldwell and Lillian Benson

No comments: