Haiti Partnership

Members of the Christ Church community have been privileged to serve in Haiti over 20 years. Our work is primarily in conjunction with the small rural mountain community of Lazil, three hours from Port-au-Prince.  This work is carried out with the cooperation and support of many individuals and organizations including grant funding from the Diocese of Massachusetts; Christ Church’s annual budget; the Parish Partnership program of the Diocese of Haiti; and the time, talent, and financial contributions of parishioners and many others.

Lazil Community

Our involvement with the rural community of Lazil includes:

  • Ongoing financial support for St. Luc’s elementary school
  • Ongoing financial support for a whole-community music program
  • Launching a goat-raising program for the community
  • Medical missions and support

Join us for a Jazz in the Sanctuary presents the Portrait in Jazz Sextet to benefit the Haiti Music Fund on Saturday, May 4 from 7:30pm-9:30pm

Metrowest’s Newest Jazz Venue – Portrait in Jazz featuring vocalist Deirdre Pedersen.

Date and time: Saturday, May 4 · 7:30 – 9:30pm EDT
Location: Christ Episcopal Church1132 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02494

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About this event

MetroWest’s Newest Jazz Venue
Christ Episcopal Church Needham, MA
Opposite the Public Library

Portrait In Jazz is a dynamic, original jazz band featuring leader Brad Ellenberg: guitar and Gary Bohan:trumpet/flugelhorn, Chris Hildebrand: saxophone, Bob Abruzese: bass, Grant Smith: drums and vocalist: Deirdre Pedersen .

It’s wonderful to see musicians committed to creating fresh, meaningful jazz music from the rich tapestry of the American Songbook. With over fifty original compositions and a vast selection of jazz standards, they’re undoubtedly dedicated to both preserving the tradition of jazz while also innovating with their own unique creations.

Proceeds to benefit Haiti Music Fund, Our Haiti Partnership with the Lazil Community

Members of the Christ Church community have been engaged in Haiti over the past 20 years. The work is primarily with the small rural mountain community of Lazil, three hours from Port-au-Prince.

Our involvement with the rural community of Lazil has included:

  • Ongoing financial support for St. Luc’s elementary school
  • Ongoing financial support for a whole-community music program
  • Launching a goat-raising program for the community
  • Medical missions and support