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Concert To Help Heartside Neighborhood

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Soprano Diane Penning

Soprano Diane Penning

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Co-sponsored by MAJIC (Musical Arts for Justice in the Community) and the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids,  Diane Penning  will present a concert of sacred music with works from the collaborative project/CD Sacred Space featuring the compositions and arrangements of Grand Rapids based film and sacred music composer Nick Palmer. The concert will be presented at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 250 Commerce, SW ( link to map ) at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 2011

Penning, who  has performed with orchestras around the country, is equally at home in classical repertoire and pops.   Her lyric coloratura vocal versatility is impressive, moving with ease between formal oratories and musical theater work.

Palmer has written a number of psalm settings, choral meditations and other liturgical pieces; he also writes concert music for orchestra, chorus and chamber ensembles. Additionally, he records underscores for short film, documentaries and commercials. He serves as Director of Music for the Cathedral of Saint Andrew in Grand Rapids and as organist for the diocese.  With these two seasoned professionals in performance together on stage, the audience will not be disappointed.

There is no admission fee, but 100% of the at-the-door donations from the 2010-2011 MAJIC Series will be donated to agencies and ministries in the Heartside neighborhood to help the poor and homeless.

Musical Arts for Justice in the Community (MAJIC) is a grassroots ministry of  Bethlehem Lutheran Church that presents local and regional musicians who play public concerts to raise money for social justice organizations throughout the greater Grand Rapids area.

submitted by:Rosemary Steers, Communications Specialist  || Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids


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