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Spirit Movers Touch Hearts at May 30th Concert

When intent is good, when we believe in the power of community, we can accomplish little miracles, special moments together.

Volunteers organized a “Friendship and Song” concert at L’Arche Daybreak on Sunday, May 30th, 2010. We had an audience of 130, bringing over 60 new people to experience Daybreak for the first time.

Members of the Spirit Movers, and special musical guests after the concert

Members of the Spirit Movers, and special musical guests after the concert

Martha Cowie played the harp, followed by Carl MacMillan’s  ‘Story of Daybreak’.

Emily Carruthers, soprano, sang several songs including an aria from Puccini’s opera “Gianni Schicchi”.  Tom Doherty, tenor, brought tears to people’s eyes with “Bring him Home” from Les Miserables. Emily and Tom sang two duets from “The Phantom of the Opera”.  John Jull, pianist, and Norman Hathaway, violinist played several selections from Kreisler and Paganini that left everyone longing for more.  John had everyone enraptured by his Bach’s ‘Minuet and Gigue, Partita No 1, and the Spirit Movers’ final dances didn’t leave a dry eye in the audience.

The concert was a fundraiser to help complete the vision of L’Arche Daybreak to expand its Day Programs to accommodate more people with intellectual disabilities in the near future.

L’Arche Daybreak is grateful for the help and commitment from all the volunteers: the artists, organizers, bakers and servers. Let’s keep on with more special events to celebrate this amazing place.

The Concert Committee

June 2, 2010