Jazzy vocal group The Manhattan Transfer will perform a benefit concert for the Society of Singers (SOS), which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this...

Jazzy vocal group The Manhattan Transfer will perform a benefit concert for the Society of Singers (SOS), which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, on September 11 at El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, CA.

Tickets are $150 for premium seating, or $100 and $50 for limited seating. The concert will be preceded by a Mirassou wine and hors d’oeuvres reception for $200 per premium ticket. Tickets are available at (818) 995-7100 or by e-mail at sos@singers.org.

The Society of Singers was founded by two former singers, Chairman Emeritus Ginny Mancini and Gilda Maiken Anderson. The pair realized that many of their colleagues went without pensions, unions, medical insurance or places to provide financial help during lean times, and they decided to take action. SOS’s mission is to meet the emergency needs of applicants who have earned their primary living as singers for five years or more.

Tim Hauser founded the Manhattan Transfer in 1969 as a folky group; Janis Siegel, Alan Paul and later Cheryl Bentyne joined Hauser, the only hold over member, and helped transform the group into a jazzy quartet with shades of various other genres of music including R&B, pop, rock, salsa and swing. They are best known for “The Boy from New York City.”