Sunday, July 19, 2015

July 21 Summer Concert, "being alive," to benefit Omega House

Poster for "being alive," the 2015 Omega House Concert, to be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, at Saints Peter and Paul Lutheran Church in Houghton. (Poster courtesy Ruth Robertson)

HOUGHTON -- The 9th Annual Omega House Summer Concert, "being alive," will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at Saints Peter and Paul Lutheran Church in Houghton. The public is invited to enjoy this annual summer concert of local musicians and singers who blend their talents through jazz, light opera, folk and popular music to benefit Omega House, a peaceful non-profit hospice home in Houghton.*

This year the Omega House Concert will feature as special guests the Noteworthy women's chorus and tenor D’mitri Williams.

Williams will open the program with "Being Alive" from Company, by Stephen Sondheim. Noteworthy, directed by Joan Petrelius, will be the closing act, performing some of their favorites -- including "White Wings," "The River," and "Breaking up is Hard to Do."

The Noteworthy women's chorus, directed by Joan Petrelius (far left) performs at the 2014 Omega House Concert at Saints Peter and Paul Lutheran Church in Houghton. The lively, popular group will return this year to perform for the July 21 Omega House Concert, which will again be held at Saints Peter and Paul. (Keweenaw Now file photo)

Other performers include Barbara Lide, mezzo-soprano; Kate van Susante, Mollie Trewartha, Becky Barnard, Andrew Barnard and Alex Frazier; Courtney Clisch, soprano; Karin Schlenker, mezzo-soprano; Ruth Robertson, soprano, and Carol Waisanen, alto; Dollcie Webb, soprano; Roger Kieckhafer, baritone and Lara Neves, soprano; David Owens, musician and song leader; Emilie Krznarich, soprano; Kiersten Birondo, soprano; Jared Anderson, tenor; Liz Grugin, soprano; Wynter Bethel, soprano and Cheyenne Kaufman, mezzo-soprano.

Following the intermission David Owens will lead the audience in sing-along favorites, including "Zip-a-dee Doo-dah," "In the Good Old Summer Time," "That’s Amore" and more! Lyrics will be provided in the program.

Accompanists will include Alex Frazier, Lara Neves, Charles Young, Jared Anderson and Trisha Kuzmic.

A $10 donation at the door is suggested. Saints Peter and Paul Lutheran Church is located at 1010 Madeleine St. in Houghton.

* Omega House is a peaceful, homelike environment in Houghton for terminally ill people. Omega House provides end-of-life care that emphasizes compassion, independence, respect and dignity. In cooperation with local hospice programs, Omega House provides residents with exceptional care and attention 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information about Omega House visit their Web site.

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