ABOUT THE SHOW:Wings of Hope Benefit ConcertPresented by Wings of Hope at Steel River Playhouse in Pottstown, PA
Saturday, November 4th6:30 Comedy Preshow featuring actor Matt Kelley /7:00 Show featuring Broken G-String
Sunday, November 5th2:30 Preshow featuring entertainer Jesse Dameron /3:00 show featuring A Cappella Pops and Carrie B
Join us for a musical event featuring the region’s best talent including choral music, dance, and instrumental music with styles from a cappella and Broadway to blues and rock. Some of the notable performances will include acoustic duo Broken G-String, guitarists Russell Ferrara and Adam Iacarino, A Cappella Pops, acoustic artist Carrie B of the band Velvet Tones, and our very own Wings of Hope Chorus.
Wings of Hope is a 501(c) 3 non-profit founded in memory of Barbara R. Dowell. Our mission is uniting families impacted by cancer. This is the 4th Annual Wings of Hope Benefit Concert. The spectacular event unites community and through a night of joyous music those in attendance take a powerful stand against cancer.
Wings of Hope PA will pay tribute to the strength and inspiration of Katrina White (Pottstown), Cara Springer and Kris Bryan (Douglassville) at our 2017 Benefit Concert (Nov.4,5) and Purse Bingo (Nov 18). More info @ WingsofHopeEvents.com
Thank you for your interest in participating in the fourth Wings of Hope Benefit Concert! This will be another memorable show, celebrating those who have lived with cancer and the lives of those who have passed. The mood of this night is one of hope, gratitude and love. The Wings of Hope Benefit Concert is an uplifting event. It truly shows that when we join together the power of music and community can make a difference.
Who can sing in the WOH chorus? Anyone! The music is SATB. If you want to sing, then you can sing with us! There is no pressure for perfection. Make a joyful noise and join this awesome group. We have beginners who just sing in the shower and professional musicians and everything in between. This is all about uniting families impacted by cancer and making a difference.
This year's music is suitable for all ages. Children are welcome to perform alongside of the adults. This is a great way to sing together with your family. We have had young children sing successfully with us before; for supervision purposes, they just need to have a parent singing in the WOH chorus.
THE WOH CHORUS MUSIC
*To Make You Feel My Love (as performed by Garth Brooks/Adele has also covered it)*(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher
All chorus members will have music available for you to borrow and PDFs will be available online. If you are willing to help cover the cost of the music (it's one of our larger expenses) please let us know on the sign up form; due to copyright laws, we will have purchased a hard copy of the music for each participant, even if you only use the PDF version. There will be practice recordings that will be available to you so you can prepare the music on your own prior to that weekend. If you live in or near Boyertown, PA we will be holding some live in-person rehearsals this October.
REHEARSAL SCHEDULEYou do not need to attend every single one. Come as much as you are able.
Sunday Evenings from 8:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. October 1 and 22; Location: Music Studio of Patricia Keith 10 S Reading Ave Boyertown, PA October 8 and 15; Location: Visions Dance Studio 116 Pear St. Boyertown, PA
Saturday, October 21 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Music and Mingle at director, Tricia Keith's, home/music studio: 26 Mourar Drive Spring City, PA 19475 We will rehearse and relax!
Tuesdays, October 17 and 24th from 6 to 7 p.m. Music Studio of Patricia Keith 10 S Reading Ave Boyertown
*Everyone, please hold open Friday, November 3rd. TBA on location/time for this!
CONCERT WEEKEND AT STEEL RIVER PLAYHOUSE. Please commit to the full weekendTech Run: Saturday, Nov 4th from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. followed by a cast lunch (provided, free for all performers)Saturday, November 4th: 6 p.m. Performer Call (6:30 p.m. PreShow begins/ 7 p.m. show)Sunday, November 5th: 12:30 p.m. Rehearsal call for any acts needed. Full cast call is 2 p.m. (2:30 preshow/3 p.m. show)
The position of Wings of Hope Chorus Manager is currently open. The role entails rallying the chorus and general organizational tasks, including emails, attendance, music distribution/collection, general question-answering and overall leadership. We also have openings for section leaders for those with music reading ability who are able to lead the part and assist others in learning their part. (Update: Victoria Salvatore will be the 2017 WOH Chorus Manager.)
Performers do not need a concert ticket, but friends and family will. Please help sell out the audience by spreading the word! Everyone can purchase concert tickets online through Steel River Playhouse's website. (We will let you know when they are available).
Check out our webpage for some history on how Wings of Hope began and the work we've done with the help of incredible people like you. This is the fourth annual Benefit Concert and Wings of Hope has been holding successful fundraisers in three states since 2010 and has already donated over $70,000 dollars to cancer-related causes and families. We are now a US 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization. http://www.WingsofHopeEvents.com
Please take a moment right now and Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WingsofHopeBarbaraDowell and if you'll be singing with us, search "Wings of Hope PA Chapter" and request to join our private planning group. There will be lots of updates on there.
Performers, production staff and crew have the option to dedicate their participation to someone who has battled cancer. If you are dedicating your participation to someone, email the information below AND the photo (or video) of them that you'd like included to Media@WingsofHopeEvents.com. Please indicate whether it is in memory of someone who has passed or in honor of a cancer survivor. List the person's name and if you'd like to include a few words about the person, feel free to do so. SUBMIT BY SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1. PLEASE DO THIS RIGHT AWAY! The videos are always beautiful and treasured and you do not want to miss out on having your loved ones included.
TICKETSAdults: $25 advanced / $30 at door (2 day ticket: $40)Students: $15 advanced / $20 at door (2 day ticket: $25)
General admission seating. Tickets are non-refundable. Ticket prices do not include the $3.50 Ticket Service Fee. These fees will be calculated at check out. Tickets available online at SteelRiver.org. Tickets available at the door if event is not sold out.
Please complete the following form below right away so we can make our behind-the-scenes preparation for this exciting night!
Thank you, thank you, thank you for your interest and willingness to share this experience and to make a difference. This will be an unforgettable evening for performers and audience alike!