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Superb Holiday Concert at Niagara Catholic features Miss Marsha and Richie Derwald

High energy and with a voice that rocks the house, Miss Marsha puts on a scintillating show.

High energy and with a voice that rocks the house, Miss Marsha puts on a scintillating show.

Niagara Catholic High School will present an evening of musical entertainment as Miss Marsha McWilson and Richie Derwald, backed by the rhythmically tight Beautiful Music Band, perform a benefit concert on Saturday, December 10.
Showtime is at 6 pm at the High School at 520 66th St. in Niagara Falls.
As for the performers, Miss Marsha is expected to belt out her soul stirring renditions of hits made famous by Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight and Tina Turner.

Miss Marsha McWilson brings her elegance and style to Niagara Catholic for a benefit concert Sat. Dec. 10 at 6 pm.

And, as those who have heard her know, Miss Marsha has an incredibly elastic, passionate voice.
When she brings her voice down to her thick and weighty bottom range, her slightly smoky voice is resonant and powerful – room filling.
When she ascends into the belting range, hers is a voice so authentic and pure that few in the audience fail to get goose bumps or chills up and down their spines.
In the higher ranges, while Miss Marsha’s voice becomes lighter, she can sing complex vocal runs and hold notes for lengths of time with ease.

When Richie Derwald assumes the persona of the aging Elvis, he can make you alternately laugh with delight at the aptness of the impersonation and cry at the lonesome tones of the aging King, who too soon was gone at the age of only 42.

Also on the program is singer, comedian, impersonator, and actor Richie Derwald, with his high energy and rather dazzling tour de force performance of the songs of great baritones and tenors.
His legendary ‘worn velveteen’ interpretations of Frank Sinatra songs are show stoppers.
So is his full-throated, robust baritone sound – of Tom Jones, or his cool and ‘gravelly voiced’ Neil Diamond.
And when he hits that indefinable quality of yearning that was heard in the evocative voice of Elvis Presley, Derwald seemingly becomes Elvis for his growing audiences.
In keeping with the season, this top talent vocal soul and pop concert will also feature a selection of beautiful holiday songs, fun and inspiring and, of course, infused by the love of the season, and of the host’s gracious hospitality with guests being served complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres.
All are welcome.
During intermissions, attendees will undoubtedly enjoy a chance to meet and greet the teachers and administrators, the parents and the students of Niagara Catholic Junior and Senior High School.
The show is for the benefit of this highly-rated and reputed school with its excellent standards of academics combined with its superb efforts at inculcating in its students the clean and healthy, life affirming concepts of virtuous living in conformity with the teachings of Jesus Christ.
This show will likely be one of the treats of the 2016 holiday season.
Tickets are $20 pre-sale (online via or $25 at the door.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the school and contribute further to the education of its students.
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