Wednesday, June 19, 2019

International Opera Singers and Pianist to Perform Benefit Concert for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

All I Ask of You
music from The Flying Dutchman, Aida and The Phantom of the Opera

WHEN: Sunday, June 23, at 4pm
WHERE:
Pennington United Methodist Church, 60 South Main St., Pennington
ADMISSION: free-will offering
All proceeds from the free will offering at the door will be donated to AFSP.

Soprano Sarai Cole, bass-baritone Kevin Misslich and pianist Lynda Saponara have joined forces to present All I Ask of You, an afternoon of operatic arias and duets to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

Pastor Dan Casselberry’s passion for the cause, combined with a desire to host musical events at his church has brought this exciting benefit concert to fruition. "AFSP is a great organization doing groundbreaking work for suicide prevention and helping survivors, and we’re happy to support them with this concert,” says Casselberry. These internationally performing artists will showcase their skills with the dramatic operatic repertoire of Wagner, Verdi, Puccini, and more.

According to Saponara, “Kevin, Sarai and I are passionate about this cause and we’re eager to raise awareness while performing music that we love. We’re hoping that this event will bring the community together to facilitate conversation and alleviate the stigma associated with mental health issues.”