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Hello musical friends,

On Sunday November 23rd from 5:45 - 9PM will be our main fund raiser at Bodles Opera House in Chester NY.

You're invited to attend a special concert to lift your spirits and make a difference in the life of a child. Please pass this information on to people who love music & children. The concert will feature the area's finest musicians and singers who have generously donated their time for this event. They include:

Claudia Cummings - opera and Broadway star who made the song "Climb Every Mountain" from the Sound of Music one of Broadway's most memorable songs. Claudia has also formed her own Opera company: operacompanyofthehighlands.org

Steve Margoshes - Steve composed the music to the Broadway show "Fame" and he is an  incredible pianist. Steve will play his own set and accompany Julie Ziavras: stevemargoshes.com/steveMargoshes.html

Julie Ziavras - Julie can go from singing Puccini to Joan Baez (she sounds better than Joan). And I hope she'll give us a taste of both at this concert. She is one of the most talented musicians/singers I've ever met (and I've heard many) kenandjulie.com

Marji Zintz - a singer who can touch your heart like no one else. Marji has a special vocal quality that goes straight to your heart. She covers Joni Mitchell better than Joni. http://www.myspace.com/marjizintz

John Sheehan - unquestionably the finest finger picking guitarist this side of the Mississippi. John also has some classically influenced originals that I hope he'll share with us. johnsheehan.net

Joanne Barclay - Great Highland Bagpiper will share with us the magical sounds of one of the world's oldest instruments.

Wayne Fugate - a master mandolinist

How much would you pay for this concert? Because we want and expect a full house we are accepting reservations for only only $10 a ticket. Tickets will be $20 at the door. The date is Sunday evening November 23rd, 2008 at Bodles Opera House in downtown Chester NY. Doors open at 5:45 for Silent Auction, Dinner & Drinks. Music from 7-9PM. To reserve seats (only 150 seats available) please call Bodles at 845-469-4595. www.Bodles.com

We are sponsoring this event in conjunction with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Orange County (http://www.mentorachild.org/) and we will split all ticket sales and funds from the silent auction and gift baskets with them.

If you'd like to contribute something to the silent auction or the gift baskets please contact Barry@MusicForHumanity.org or call 845-469-0900. The silent auction items will be limited to 10-15 pieces with a clear value of at least $100. Gift basket items will be part of 1-3 gift baskets. All donations will be acknowledged. Thank you for your generosity.  Tickets will only be $10 because we'd like to fill Bodles that evening.

Below is information about a recent benefit concert that was a great success.
This was the first MFH musician sponsored benefit concert!
Organized by an esteemed performer of the Opera World, Kristopher Irmiter.

This concert benefited York County Habitat in Rock Hill, SC and Music For Humanity.