Sunday, January 9, 2011

HAITI BENEFIT CONCERT SET FOR JANUARY 30. 2011

The Second Annual “Sending Our Love to Haiti”
Benefit Concert
Featuring an All-Star Cast from Broadway, the Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center
Live at Bergen PAC

WHEN: Sunday January 30, 2011 at 7:30 PMWHERE: 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood
http://www.bergenpac.orgtickets/
TICKETS:
$89,$79, $49, $29. Tickets for the event go on sale December 15 at the Bergen PAC box office or at Ticketmaster.
VIP Tickets: $250.00 (Includes Admission to VIP reception prior to Concert)


Hope Heart2_final On the heels of the devastating earthquake in Haiti last January, the “Sending Our Love to Haiti” inaugural event last February raised over $100,000 with donations going to Haiti relief funds for Church World Service, United Jewish Appeal North Jersey and Catholic Charities, along with Hospital Sacre Coeur in Milot, Reformation Hope Orphanage and Project Hope Orphanage in Les Cayes Haiti. The concert last year was sponsored by an interfaith movement of over 25 houses of worship throughout Bergen County, led by The Presbyterian Church at Tenafly (PCAT) and Temple Sinai of Bergen County, who will lead the efforts again this year. 

Last year’s show featured from Broadway over twenty stars including Beth Leavel (Tony Award Winning actress);  Judy McLane, (currently starring in Mama Mia); Craig Schulman ( Phantom of the Opera, Les Meserables and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.); Norm Lewis (King Triton in Little Mermaid); Bergen County’s own Page Simonuvich, (Finian’s Rainbow). The stage was also graced with stars from the New York Philharmonic: world renowned principal clarinetist, Mark Nuccio and assistant concertmistress and violinist, Michelle Kim, along with John Hancock, now in his 10th season with the Metropolitan Opera. The cast for this year’s show will be announced in the coming weeks.

Reverend Dr. Eileen Lindner the Pastor at PCAT and Co-Chair of the Organization stated, “Once again we are extremely pleased to be partnering with Temple Sinai in this important endeavor and we look forward to working with all of the Houses of Worship throughout North Jersey as we build our interfaith coalition to sponsor this year’s event.” 

Rabbi Millstein, Co-Chair from Temple Sinai, stated “Last year at our inaugural event we made a promise that we would not forget the children and their families suffering in Haiti from the aftermath of the earthquake or even more recently the hurricane and cholera epidemic. This year’s benefit concert is our commitment to that promise.”