Tiffany Concert Series Special Event

Broadway Night with Jean Danton and Nancy James

When:  Friday, July 25, 2014, 7:30-8:30pm

Where: Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn, NY  13021

Please welcome Boston soprano Jean Danton and pianist Nancy James as they present an evening of timeless Broadway classics at the historic Willard Chapel in Auburn.  Ms. Danton, a native of Auburn, and Ms. James, from Syracuse, will perform show tunes of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Gershwin, Porter, Sondheim and more!


Ms. Danton’s artistry has led to acclaimed performances in a variety of musical genres throughout the United States and Europe in opera, oratorio, recitals, and as a soloist with symphony orchestras and at many prestigious music festivals.  Her distinguished and comprehensive professional resume includes appearances with the Boston Pops Orchestra with Keith Lockhart and Bruce Hangen, the Oregon Bach Festival with Helmuth Rilling, the Breckenridge Music Festival, and the Associazione Culturale in Italy.  She made her Carnegie Hall debut with the Masterwork Chorus and her Lincoln Center debut at Avery Fisher Hall with the National Chorale, in both instances presenting Handel’s Messiah.  Ms. Danton is on the voice faculty at several institutions including the New England Conservatory and Boston College.  For more information about Jean Danton, see her website at 


Ms. Danton is thrilled to be performing in Auburn, where she was born, and with her great friend and wonderful pianist, Nancy James!  Ms. James is no stranger to vocal performance herself.  She is an Adjunct Professor of Voice at Syracuse University, Hamilton College and SUNY Oswego.  She has performed with the former Syracuse Symphony, the Syracuse Opera and has toured in Italy and Austria. 


Tickets for this concert are $10 at the door.  Proceeds benefit the Willard Chapel.  The chapel’s main entrance is on the south-facing side of the building, reached via Nelson Street.  A fully accessible entrance is located off Seymour Street on the building’s north side.  Please call the chapel at (315) 252-0339 for more information, or visit our website at


Refreshments will be available after the concert.  Come and enjoy a journey from classical Broadway to the present!


Tiffany Sunday Concert Series

Outdoor Jazz Fest

When:  Sunday, July 27, 2014  2 PM – 5 PM

Where: Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn, NY  13021


Come enjoy three jazz bands performing beloved 20th century standards from the Great American Songbook, including songs like “Unforgettable,” “Mack the Knife,” and “Blue Skies.”    These tunes remain vibrantly alive today, covered in recent years by artists such as Andrea Bocelli, Rod Stewart, actor Kevin Spacey, and young folk rock singer Brandi Carlile. 


Host band for the Outdoor Jazz Fest, the Jazz Clasix, along with father/daughter duo Bobby McGee & Tammy, and Ray Braselton & Friends, will treat you to a summer afternoon’s musical journey in time on the Willard Chapel’s beautiful grounds.  All participating musicians are former “Music Show” television jazz performers from the greater Rochester and Finger Lakes region.


Sponsored by the Community Preservation Committee, this concert is our signature summer event!  Tickets for the outdoor show are only $10 a person with children 12 and under free.  They can be purchased ahead of time at the Willard Chapel or at Downtown Books in Auburn.  Grilled hotdogs, hamburgers and beverages will be available for sale, along with wine tasting for those of age with photo I.D.  Bring a chair or blanket to enjoy the show!  In case of inclement weather, the concert will take place in the Willard Chapel.  You can access the two parking lots for the chapel off Nelson Street and Seymour Street.























































For information on any of the above events contact
Willard Memorial Chapel office at (315)252-0339

Annual Chapel events include:

• Amateur Chefs’ Night (February)

The chapel is available for weddings, concerts and other events.

You may inquire in the Community Preservation Committee office (315) 252-0339 for an events schedule as well as information on rental of the facility or email: