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Local performers head up Sept. 20 concert at St. John’s Church in Halifax / August 30, 2017
“Music At Saint John’s” a new concert series. announces the second concert of the 2017-2018 season: Romancing Broadway. On Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m., Romancing Broadway will feature Ken Vaiden, tenor, and Carol Henderson, pianist, at St. John’s Episcopal Church at 197 Mountain Road in Halifax. Tickets are $10 and available for purchase at the Visitor Center in South Boston, or call 434-476-6696.

The evening includes a free reception on the lawn during intermission.

Ken Vaiden, from Chase City, is a familiar star of the stage in Southside Virginia and has most recently played the lead role of Billy Flynn in the Prizery’s production of “Chicago: The Musical.” Ken also appeared as the Ugly Duckling in the musical “Honk”, the classic story by Hans Christian Andersen. Audiences may also remember that Ken starred as Scrooge in the Prizery’s inaugural performance of “A Christmas Carol”, and that he reprised the role 10 years later. Ken and Carol first met in the fall of 2000 in Clarksville and have been collaborating ever since. They most recently performed in South Hill in February.

In Romancing Broadway the audience will be drawn into a performer’s tale of the mystique and magic of Broadway. Ken will tell of a performer’s hopes and dreams and share his personal fascination with the theater. He has said that “I only choose music that speaks to me.” Ken has chosen his most cherished songs from musicals such as: “Chicago”, “Wicked”, and “Les Miserables” and other selections as performed by Josh Groban, Frankie Valli , and more. You are invited to an extraordinary evening of entertainment presented by “Music At Saint John’s” on Sept. 20.

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