A benefit concert for the orphaned, abandoned and desperately poor children of Linjiang, China will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 14 at New Hope Presbyterian Church in Castle Rock.
Emily Spear, an accomplished classical soprano with a Master of Music from New England Conservatory, with Aaron Likness accompanying on piano, will perform pieces from Bellini's La Sonnambula, Mozart's Sonata in C Major, and Bernstein's I Hate Music!, among others.
Ms. Spear has performed roles in The Medium, The Pirates of Penzance, Hansel and Gretel and many other operas. An active recitalist, she has performed numerous new music premiers including the New England premier of Steve Reich's Daniel Variations, and the world premier of selections from Mohammed Fairouz's Bonsai Journal.
Mr. Likness is an enthusiastic advocate of modern and contemporary music whose repertoire ranges from Bach to Boulez. He has appeared in solo and ensemble performances throughout the Boston area and in live broadcasts from WGBH Boston's Fraser Studio. Likness also studied at the New England Conservatory where he won the John Cage Award for his contributions to the Boston new music scene.
All proceeds of the concert will go to Threshold Ministries which operates an orphanage known as Hope House located on the Yalu River, the border between China and North Korea. The ministry also delivers food, help and hope to desperately poor families in the region around Linjiang City, a remote and mountainous area. For more on Threshold, click here.
The concert is sponsored by Threshold and by Elizabeth Presbyterian Church. EPC is now the home church of Cindy Reynolds who founded Threshold. The church also provides office space, administrative and financial support of the ministry.
New Hope Presbyterian Church, where the concert will be held is located one mile west of I-25 (exit 184) on the corner of Meadows Parkway and Prairie Hawk Drive.
The suggested donation for the concert is $10 per person.
To see a video trailer about the concert click here
Threshold is one of the many outreach ministries supported by EPC. For more on the church's missions click here.
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