SSC’s Chase Away the Winter Blues Raises Funds for Arts Scholarships and Outreach

Jon Gabriel of Cohasset, Marie Bohane, Tim Bradl of Hingham, Francis Gabriel of Cohasset, Chris Bohane, Lisa Bradl, Jeff Bellows, Rudy Vale, and Gerald Jones of Hingham

South Shore Conservatory  (SSC) announces that its 11th annual Chase Away the Winter Blues gala on Saturday, January 28, raised over $230,000, making it the most successful Blues event to date. The River Club in Scituate, a new venue for the event, drew a sold-out crowd of over 230 guests. Guests were welcomed with cocktails and a sumptuous raw bar, donated by Legal C Bar and Derby Street Shoppes in Hingham.  During dinner, guests

Gordon and Motoko Deane of Cohasset, SSC Presidenct Kathy Czerny of Marshfield, Nancy and Chris Oddleifson of Cohasset

were treated to performances by current and alumni vocal students, who were past recipients of merit scholarships while studying at South Shore Conservatory. Guests also watched the premier of a video featuring SSC’s Creative Arts Therapy program and Community Partnerships program, specifically ImagineARTS, an arts and literacy outreach program in Brockton public schools. The evening continued with an exciting and successful live auction followed by dancing and music by In the House band.   Proceeds from the gala benefit Community Partnerships and Creative Arts Therapy programs, as well as SSC’s scholarship fund.

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SSC Director of Creative Arts Therapies Eve Montague of Pembroke and Lauren Pimpare of Cohasset

About South Shore Conservatory

South Shore Conservatory, (SSC) has been providing access to and enriching the lives of South Shore residents through music and the arts for over 45 years. Recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, SSC is the largest, not-for-profit, community school for the arts in Massachusetts, serving over 3500 students of all ages and abilities at its two beautiful campuses and in partnership with schools, and social service and community agencies throughout the South Shore. Students

Westerbeke Scholarship recipients Nick Cox of Bridgewater, Andrew Smith of Marshfield, Nick Alessi of Weymouth, Dalton Letorney and Dylan Letorney of Duxbury with SSC VP of Education Lorna Jane Norris of Dorchester (center)

participate in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and drama, with performance playing an important role in overall education. With more than 100 exceptional musicians on faculty, SSC offers 30 professionally produced concerts annually.  Through innovative partnerships, SSC’s Creative Arts Therapies department supports the mental, emotional, and physical health of some of our community’s underserved members, and the ImagineARTS program strengthens pre-reading skills for young learners in Brockton Schools through integrated music and dramatic play. SSC’s campuses are located at One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, (781-749-7565) and 64 St. George Street, Duxbury (781-934-2731). SSC programs are

Caitriona Ni Dhuchon of Hingham with Jerry and Mary Steinke of Duxbury

supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. For more information call us, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram or visit

In keeping with SSC’s inclusive mission to provide access to quality education in the arts for all, the Conservatory offers programs for all segments of the population to enjoy, regardless of age, ability, geography, and financial means.  Furthermore, South Shore Conservatory admits students and families of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  

Images by Lisa Abitbol.


Andrew Hertig, Jane Carr, Margery and Gordon Carr of Hingham
Bill and Kathy Dixon with Kent and Betsy Paige of Duxbury
Dan Ludden, Lizanne Kindler, Linda and Gerald Jones, Charlene and Philip Sullivan of Hingham
Westerbeke Scholarship winners Nick Cox of Bridgewater, Andrew Smith of Marshfield and Dalton Letorney of Duxbury
Regan Peterman of Duxbury
Sally Argiro, Jane Carr and Alison Argiro of Hingham
Derek Spence of Scituate and SSC President Kathy Czerny of Marshfield
Derek Spence of Scituate