Prep students, music teacher to be part of ADL 'Show of Unity'
Prep musicians will join a number of area choirs from schools and churches for a concert as part of the Anti-Defamation League's "VOICES: A Show of Unity" performance at the Klein Memorial Auditorium on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 5 p.m. Music teacher Dan Horstmann will conduct the combined choir.
VOICES is a fundraising benefit and community gathering designed to bring people together, foster dialogue and build mutual respect. The music is just one part of the evening, as there will also be comedy, dance, video and storytelling designed to inspire and unify. "The Daily Show" host and stand-up comedian Trevor Noah will headline the event, along with performances from Double Up Dance Studio, Pivot Ministries and a performance medley by Fairfield County Clergy, among others.
The combined choirs — which includes the Prep students — will be singing “America the Beautiful” and “RESPECT” by Aretha Franklin. VOICES will be under the artistic direction of Sarah Green, who asked Hortsmann to conduct the choir part of the evening.
"This is a wonderful and unique opportunity to support a great cause and perform in a wonderful space," Hortsmann said.
Tickets are $300, with the purchase including a tax-deductible donation to the ADL in Connecticut.
"One-third of event tickets will be provided at no charge to representatives from community non-profit groups, veterans, interfaith leaders, students and educators, and members of law enforcement - all of whom are active partners in ADL’s mission of securing 'justice and fair treatment to all.'" the ADL said in a press release. "This year’s partners include: NAACP, Urban League, GLSEN, Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants and CONECT among others.
For more information, visit the Klein Memorial Auditorium's website.
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