Friday, July 23, 2010

"Livin' Is Easy" Recital to benefit Omega House July 27

HOUGHTON -- The fourth annual "Livin' Is Easy" Benefit Recital will be presented at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hancock (1000 W. Quincy) at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27, 2010. The proceeds of the "Under the Moon" concert will benefit Omega House. The public is cordially invited to attend this benefit concert for a suggested donation of $5 per person.

The recital includes vocal selections of solos and duets from Broadway, opera, popular and art songs. In keeping with this year’s theme, "Under the Moon," some of the songs will mention the moon, the stars or other nocturnal features. 

Each year the recital opens with the theme song, "Summertime." It will be performed this year by two jazz artists -- saxophonist Paul Keranen and pianist Ole Kristensen. The vocal-piano duo of Karin Schlenker and David Bezotte will help light the night with a medley of three torch songs. Night-related songs include "Casta Diva" from Norma, Baby Doe’s "Silver Aria," "The Last Night of the World" from Miss Saigon, and "Stars" from Les Miserables.

Other vocalists performing include Ann and Gregory Campbell, Ruth Robertson, Copper Country Chords, Chris Schwartz, Erin Kauppila, Danielle Teter, Jacob Laitinen, Lara Neves, Barry Pegg, Roger Kieckhafer and Katie Zutter. Musicians include Lynne Lanczy, David Bezotte, Paul Keranen and Ole Kristensen. Again this year, the artists are donating their time so that all proceeds go to Omega House.

Light refreshments will be served after the concert. No child care will be provided. 

Omega House, located in Houghton, is the only hospice home in the Upper Peninsula. For more information about Omega House or the Benefit Concert, call Sandy Lewin at Omega House, 906-482-4438.

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