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Beaconettes compete to raise funds for charity

The Beaconettes practice for the Figgy Pudding competition. Photo courtesy of the Beaconettes.
The Beaconettes practice for the Figgy Pudding competition. Photo courtesy of the Beaconettes.
This Saturday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Lander Festival Street will include entertainment by the Beaconettes a cappella group. On Friday, December 4 at 6:00 pm, the Beaconettes will also compete in the 23rd Annual Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Competition near Westlake Center. The event is a fundraiser for Pike Market Senior Center and the Downtown Food Bank.

You can cheer on the neighborhood representatives in person on Friday, or vote with your charitable donations online.

The Beaconettes won “Best New Figgy” last year. Team member Betty Jean Williamson tells us, “This year we are going for most creative and adding costumes.” You can see performances by the Beaconettes on their YouTube channel, including “God Bless Our Ferries, Gentlemen” and “O Come, All Commuters.”

Thanks to Betty Jean!

NOT Tonight: An a cappella tribute to the library

Unfortunate update: We were improperly informed. The performance already occurred during the original re-opening. Our apologies for getting anyone’s hopes up. A couple of photos of the event are below:

Beaconettes Performance 1Beaconettes Performance 2

We’ve received notice via Dorothy Orzel about a very special library re-opening celebration event tonight:

The Beaconettes have decided to perform their ode to the Beacon Hill Library outside the building tonight. The Beaconettes are an all women a cappella group — mostly Beacon Hill residents — who have a great talent for writing witty lyrics to classic tunes. They won Best New Group at last year’s Great Figgy Pudding Contest. It just happens that they had recently penned this tribute to that unexpectedly glorious building (and its staff), so the re-opening seemed a perfect occasion to perform for patrons and staff…

The Beaconettes performed at the Beacon Hill Festival at Jefferson Park back in June. Several performances are available on YouTube: God Bless Our Ferries, Gentlemen; Danny Boy; We Three Naked Cyclists; and more.

You are invited to join them at 7pm in front of the Beacon Hill branch library.

Thank you, Dorothy!