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Sing Fires of Justice Concert on October 2 raising funds for Pathways to Education

Church and community musicians are invited to be part of the choral workshop

Sep 24/11

This year, Sing Fires of Justice, an annual ecumenical music and hymn festival, supports Pathways to Education in a public event to be held Sunday, October 2, 2011, 7:30 p.m. at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Kitchener.

Church and community musicians are welcome to be part of the choral workshop and rehearsal which takes place on Saturday, October 1, 9:30am-noon. Contact Corinne Dutton at cdutton@bellnet.ca to register to sing.

Sing Fires of Justice is jointly sponsored by the Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, Laurier Centre for Music in the Community, and the Royal College of Canadian Organists. The event draws attention to local and global justice issues through word and song. Past projects have included Out of the Cold, Project Ploughshares, and Kairos.

The public event features a massed community choir led by Dr. Gerard Yun. The Laurier Singers led by Lee Willingham, and the Laurier Chapel Choir led by Elvera Froese will perform, and the global choir Inshallah, led by Debbie Lou Ludolph are also featured.

Pathways to Education Canada is a charitable organization created to reduce poverty and its effects by lowering the high school dropout rate and increasing access to post-secondary education among disadvantaged youth in Canada. The Pathways to Education Program has proven to be less expensive and more cost-effective than most other programs available to disadvantaged youth. Ultimately, this translates into enormous savings in health care, correctional and social service expenditures. As part of the October event, Pathways participants will give impact narratives, informing and challenge those in attendance.

Sing Fires of Justice is free to the public. All are welcome. An offering will be given to support Pathways to Education, Kitchener.

For further information, please contact Dr. Lee Willingham 519-884-0710 ext 3621/ lwillingham@wlu.ca or Debbie Lou Ludolph 519-884-0710 ext 4132/ deborah.ludolph@gmail.com

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