Unity to present 'wholehearted' concert

Bring your body, soul and heart (and don't forget your sweet tooth) to a wholehearted concert that is sure to please all ages. Inspired by Brene Brown's book "Daring Greatly," our fabulous four divas will connect their hearts to yours through music that uplifts, enchants and frees you to be greater for it.

The songs' words will inspire you to be brave, open to new possibilities, and release the past with love. No shouting or preaching; sit back, relax and enjoy the songbirds as they sing for you in the "Wholehearted Divas" concert on Saturday, Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m. at Unity Spiritual Center. 

The soundscape of music will be a mix of some of the best-loved hits from Broadway, Disney, pop music, and inspirational tunes. You may even decide to live a bit braver and hum along to "Let It Go" from the movie "Frozen," or "A Change in Me" from "Beauty and the Beast." If not feeling so brave, you may enjoy easy listening to the classic "Open a New Window" from the film "Mame," based on the Broadway play, based on the novel, and sung in the movie by Lucille Ball! You'll delight in the divas' version of "For Good" from the play "Wicked." 

The musicians are donating their time, inspired by the dream of earning enough to start saving towards a new soundboard for Unity's music program. Intermission will offer a display of a different kind of talent, sweet treats and delightful desserts. 

And now for the musicians – Ashley Rudd has a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from Baldwin Wallace. She was a member of the Singing Angels, performed in Cleveland's local theatres, and was a soloist at USC for 10 years. Roberta McLaughlin has 20 years of singing at USC, most recently in "Jacque Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris." Erin Donovan has been singing in theatre since the age of 6. Her most recent performance was in Cleveland's ensemble for “Mary Poppins." Jerry Cergol has a bachelor’s degree in pipe organ from Baldwin Wallace. He's been playing keyboards at USC for 54 years! He played professionally in Cleveland in the '70s, while supporting a family of six kids. Bonnie Chase has a music minor in piano from Indiana University, and has been the music director at USC for 16 years. 

Tickets are available for a suggested love offering of $10 for adults, $5 for children. Decadent desserts included in the ticket price. 100 percent of proceeds support the purchase of a digital soundboard. Unity Spiritual Center is located at 23855 Detroit Road. Call 440-835-0400 with questions.

Sharon Fedor

I am Secretary on the Board of Trustees of Unity Spiritual Center. I enjoy writing about USC's event. Everyone is welcome at Sunday services, or our numerous classes, and worshops!

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Volume 7, Issue 21, Posted 10:09 AM, 11.03.2015