Seattle Men’s Chorus presents benefit concert for CADA on Saturday, April 5

Posted in Member News, Music

March 17, 2014

The Seattle Men’s Chorus will swoop audiences away at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 5—into the wonderful, musical world of Broadway darling, Stephen Schwartz. Mr. Schwartz is the genius behind the music of “Wicked,” “Pippin,” “Godspell” and more. The Chorus will sing many of his popular Broadway smash-hits, plus some additional rarely-performed tunes. It’s a wickedly fun homage to a modern master!

The performance will be held at South Whidbey High School’s Performing Arts Center.

Proceeds from the concert help support Citizens Against Domestic & Sexual Abuse (CADA) on Whidbey Island. CADA has served victims of domestic and sexual violence since 1979. Last year staff members provided services to 1,084 women, men and children and 1,557 bed nights at Marjie’s House, their emergency shelter. Services include a 24-hour hotline and free, confidential assistance for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, elder abuse, rape, sexual harassment, stalking, child abuse, child sexual abuse or neglect and other forms of interpersonal violence.

In an effort to achieve their vision of ending violence in the community, staff members work with youth to change their behaviors and attitudes. Working in partnership with Island County schools, the CADA Youth & Community Educators endeavor to provide school presentations on safety, healthy relationships, bullying, cyber-bullying, dating relationships and other forms of violence in middle and high schools. In 2013, presentations were made to 2,691 Island County youth.

The singers are led by a talented group of individuals from diverse backgrounds. The men combine with Seattle Women’s Chorus to become the largest and most influential choral organization in the state of Washington and the largest community chorus in America. This will be Seattle Men’s Chorus’ first performance outside the Seattle Metro area in 2014. Members of Seattle Women’s Chorus and Diverse Harmony will join in on this exclusive Whidbey Island event!

Windermere Real Estate/South Whidbey is a sponsor of this concert and will be hosting a Pre-Show event. For more information about this pre-event, please contact the CADA office at (360) 675-7057.

Tickets for the concert are $35 and are available at the following ticket outlets: Useless Bay Coffee and Moonraker Books in Langley, Pickles Deli in Clinton, bayleaf in Coupeville and Wind & Tide Bookshop and the CADA Office in Oak Harbor. For more information about CADA, click on www.cadacanhelp.org/.

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