The concert It’s Too Darn Hot takes place this coming Saturday and will feature the host venue’s music director.
The concert, which starts at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, will feature pianist Devon Hansen performing. He’s the director of music for the church, and directs the Chancel Choir.
Hansel will perform alongside accomplished local guest soloists Christine Baribeau, Xander Bechard and Victoria Kimmerly as well as other special guests.
The program theme is heat, with a wide selection of music based on summer, including songs about sun, summer and heat.
Hansen, a native of Windsor, spearheads the popular concert series Saturdays at 7 at St. Andrew’s, which has just completed its sixth season and is responsible for arranging for the Windsor Symphony Orchestra to perform in Chatham.
He continues to be involved with various community music events including Theatre Kent and high school musicals.
Hansen also is owner of Chatham Music Academy as well as a piano instructor there.
He holds Bachelor and Master degrees in music from Wayne State University and has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. There will be a free will offering (suggested donation of $10 per adult).