Concert benefiting Ugandan orphans set Sunday

PORT TOWNSEND — Pianist Lisa Lanza brings together the cream of Port Townsend’s young musicians and some of their equally talented elders for a Memorial Day weekend concert Sunday to perform for the benefit of Ugandan AIDS orphans.

The 12th annual show will be at the First Presbyterian Church at 1111 Franklin St. in Port Townsend, which co-sponsors this historically sold-out musical event with Grace Lutheran Church.

“Sharing Music, Enriching Lives” will be at 4 p.m. Sunday. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. Pre-concert music will be performed at 3:45 p.m. by “Lambs in the Fold,” Jeni Little, Don Fristoe, Hank Snelgrove and John Snelgrove.

A $15 to $20 donation, cash or check, is suggested. Masks are recommended but not required.

A history of the Ugandan orphans project and support of its children may be found on the Grace Lutheran Church website, www.gracelutheranpt.org, under the heading Mission.

The concert offers a variety of music from Chopin, Puccini and Mozart to Brazilian Choro, featuring musicians Lisa Lanza and Madelyn Kowalski, Matthew Daline and Jennifer Chung, Jason Victor Serinus, Julian Catford and Gwen Franz, Sarah Moran and Gregg Lewis.

Young performers include string and piano students from the studios of Matthew Daline and Jennifer Chung and local children and adult choirs.

The concert supports 28 AIDS orphans sponsored by Grace Lutheran Church who are totally dependent on the generosity of Port Townsend-area residents to support their education.

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