Commerce Bank Sponsors Concert to Benefit Mechanics Hall & First Night Worcester
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Worcester, MA, January 7, 2013 – Commerce Bank today announced its sponsorship of a concert by the Young@Heart Chorus™ at Mechanics Hall in Worcester on March 17 to benefit both Mechanics Hall and First Night Worcester. The Bank also made a donation to First Night Worcester in support of its 31st annual New Year’s Eve celebrations on December 31.
“Commerce Bank is pleased to help Mechanics Hall and First Night Worcester carry out their mission of providing opportunities for people of all ages in our community to enjoy and participate in the arts,” said Commerce Bank President and CEO Brian W. Thompson.
“We’re delighted to have received a donation from Commerce Bank, which will be used for both First Night Worcester directly and also to help fund the Young@Heart Chorus concert at Mechanics Hall,” said First Night Worcester’s Executive Director Howard McGinn. “Their generous gift is putting us closer to our goal of making the arts and culture accessible for all.”
Ranging in age from 73 to 90, the Young@Heart Chorus was founded in 1982 when a group of senior citizens from Northampton, MA decided to create an informal singing group. Today, Young@Heart is an international sensation, winning critical acclaim from around the world. Their March 17 performance will feature their new show, entitled “Young@Heart: This is Getting Old!” For more information and tickets, visit www.mechanicshall.org.
About First Night Worcester
Founded in 1981, First Night Worcester is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing access to the Arts. Best known for its New Year’s Eve Arts Festival, the non-profit work of First Night Worcester continues throughout the year with educational programs and community outreach initiatives. Each year, workshops in art, music and drama reach hundreds of students from the Worcester Public School System and beyond. Taken together, the programs of First Night Worcester create a true spirit of community by providing shared cultural experiences, accessible and affordable to all. For more information, visit www.firstnightworcester.org.
About Commerce Bank
Commerce Bank is a full-service, FDIC-insured, state-chartered financial institution. Founded in 1955 and headquartered in Worcester, Massachusetts, the Bank offers a comprehensive array of innovative financial solutions including commercial loans, real estate and home mortgages, as well as deposit, savings and retirement accounts. These services are available through the Bank’s 16 convenient offices located throughout Central Massachusetts and in Boston.
As of December 31, 2011, Commerce Bank had $1.4 billion in assets. For more information, visit www.BankAtCommerce.com.