Friday, November 14, 2008

Autism Benefit Concert

Friends of GIANT Steps is hosting a holiday concert on Friday, November 21st. All the proceeds go towards enhancing the GIANT Steps Ausitsm Preschool program. This is the preschool my oldest son attended. It's absolutely incredible! If you live in the Provo, UT area - be sure to check out more info about this wonderful family-friendly event.

Here's the official press release:

TWO OF UTAH’S PREMIERE PERFORMING GROUPS TO BE FEATURED IN LOCAL CHARITY CONCERT
Proceeds to Go to GIANT Steps Autism Preschool

Noteworthy and the Utah Valley Handbell Ringers will be the featured performers at "A Family Holiday Charity Concert" on Friday, November 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Provo Tabernacle. All proceeds will go directly to the GIANT Steps autism preschool in Orem.

Founded in 2004, Noteworthy is a nine-voice, all-female contemporary a capella ensemble based out of Provo, Utah. The group performs for thousands each year in Utah, the west, and throughout the United States. Additionally, Noteworthy has taken home numerous awards for its unique arrangements, choreography, and vocal percussion.

The Utah Valley Handbell Ringers was formed in 1993 by director Karen Eskew-Wyllie. Choir members volunteer their time and perform with 56 bells cast in bronze or aluminum, each tuned to a single note.

The concert – organized by Friends of GIANT Steps (FOGS), a nonprofit organization comprised mostly of parents of current or past students in the GIANT Steps program – is intended to be a family-friendly event.

"I couldn't be more excited about the upcoming Christmas concert," said Annie Campbell, president of FOGS and mother of two children with autism. "It's not very often that we go to a concert that children will enjoy as well as parents. It only makes it better that all proceeds go directly toward helping children with autism."

Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $10 per person ages 12 and older, $5 per person ages 3-11, $25 per family (up to two adults and three children), and $7 with student ID. Children ages two and under are free.

Refreshments will be available for purchase during intermission.

2 comments:

Josi said...

Sounds like a great concert, I love bell choirs. I wish I lived in the area, but I hope they get a good turnout.

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Josi - I love bell choirs, too. When I attended the Methodist church growing up, I was in the children's Bell Choir. It was so much fun! I've heard that Noteworthy is really good too. :) I hope you're enjoying your holidays!

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