YOU! THANK YOU!
RAISED A LITTLE OVER $10,000
ALSO RAISED THE ROOF! SOME GREAT MUSIC
AND GREAT SPIRIT.
from concert) The
One and Only Love Give
Me the Faith Basin Street Blues
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KATRINA BENEFIT CONCERT
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The First Unitarian Church of Worcester will be raising money for the American
Red Cross with a Benefit Concert on October 1, at 7:30 p.m. at 90 Main Street.
The church is urging the entire community to come together and open their hearts
and wallets for those who need our help. The concert will feature an eclectic
mix of jazz, spirituals and contemplative music. Performers will include soloists
and the Festival Choir of First Unitarian, Bruce Hopkins (trumpet), Jeffrey Wood
(organ), David Blodgett (guitar), Bob Gordon (percussion), Noel Cary (clarinet
and sax), Jerry Bellows (piano), and Will Sherwood, ChM, AAGO (piano and director).
Suggested Donation: $20
Please join us. Open to the public.
Sponsors are suggesting a donation of $20, but "everyone who wants
to help in any amount should come," according to Rev. Barbara Merritt,
Senior Minister at First Unitarian Church. "Our goal is to raise
at least $10,000 for the Red Cross on this one evening. As a bonus, donors
will receive some Mardi Gras beads."
First Unitarian Church raised over $7,000 at its Sunday service last
week for Katrina relief efforts being administered by Unitarian Universalist
agencies. "In worship we raised some money, some of which was specifically
to help Unitarian Universalist churches in Louisiana, who have been hard
hit by Katrina. But now we want to raise a lot more money for the Red Cross,
who is helping everyone in need," said Rev. Tom Schade, Associate
Minister at the church.
"We have chosen music which is uplifting, heartwarming and inspirational
for this concert; music touches the soul and can help us make a connection
with those who are suffering. Music can also inspire us to help those
in need get back on their feet," says Will Sherwood, Director of Music
at First Unitarian.