American Sign Language Interpreters for Vocal Concerts

Timucua Arts Foundation is proud to announce a new series of vocal music performances interpreted in American Sign Language for the deaf and hard of hearing. The series features two concerts by contemporary Jazz vocalists, one classical voice recital, and a performance by the Helena collective, a contemporary vocal ensemble. The series is made possible in part by an Accessibility grant from United Arts of Central Florida.

“This won’t be the first time that a performance has been ASL interpreted at Timucua, but it is the first time we have looked ahead tried to build a series for the deaf and hard of hearing,” says Timucua Executive Director Chris Belt. “I’m excited to open our doors to a new audience, and to add depth to the experience for everyone.”

The series kicks off on March 15th with progressive Jazz vocalist Kristina Koller, who is no stranger to working with ASL interpreters. “This is amazing,” says Koller. “A fan of mine from Arizona made a music video and put sign language to my original song ‘Hold On.’” 

Each concert will be preceded by a 6:30PM social event where deaf and hard of hearing audience members can socialize, tour the venue, and view the current visual art exhibition. Admission to all events is free, with donations encouraged. Guests are also encouraged to bring food and wine to share.

Sunday, March 15th
Performer: Kristina Koller
Visual artist: Jason Hunt
6:30PM deaf social
7:00PM doors
7:30pm show

Sunday, April 19th
Performer: Virginia Schenck
Visual Artist: Charles Everett
6:30PM deaf social
7:00PM doors
7:30pm show

Sunday, August 2nd
Performer: Zoe McCrae
Visual Artist: TBD
6:30PM deaf social
7:00PM doors
7:30pm show

Sunday, August 30th
Performer: The Helena Collective
Visual Artist: TBD
6:30PM deaf social
7:00PM doors
7:30pm show

One Reply to “American Sign Language Interpreters for Vocal Concerts”

  1. march be there at church because im low vision i need closer vision because background make i can’t see wrll hard fot me try focus to interpreting close vision small make clear sign slow

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