Following their hugely successful 2011 musical extravaganza, "Hear Our Song," Norwalk, CT's Unity Center for Practical Spirituality is proud to announce a second annual concert, featuring national and local musical celebrities from Broadway, TV, Cabaret and film.
Online PR News – 06-April-2012 – Norwalk, CT – Norwalk, CT - Following the success of their 2011 musical extravaganza, “Hear Our Song,” Norwalk’s Unity Center for Practical Spirituality is proud to announce a second annual concert, to be held at the Norwalk City Hall, Concert Hall at 125 East Ave on Saturday, April 28th, 2012 at 7:30 pm.
The event will once again feature a plethora of talented national and local musical celebrities from Broadway, TV, Cabaret and film. All performers are members and friends of the Unity Center congregation. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will go to the BJ Ryan’s Foundation, which supports the Norwalk Education Foundation, Norwalk Hospital, Whittingham Cancer Center, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and other local causes.
“We are no longer Fairfield County’s best kept secret thanks to last year’s celebrity-filled extravaganza - we’ve established ourselves now and are excited to continue to give this gift to the community, ” says Reverend Shawn Moninger, Unity’s minister.
Participants will again include such Broadway stars as Lucie Arnaz, actress, singer, dancer/performer and her husband Larry Luckinbill, Broadway/film actor and singer.
“"I think Unity Center's “Hear Our Song” concert last year was a welcome surprise to the Fairfield County community,” says Arnaz. “I heard so many of them say, "Who knew there was so much talent floating around out here via the variety of artists associated with Unity?" The caliber of performances was extraordinary and I was very proud to be a part of that show.”
The 2012 line up includes David Friedman; film/theatre composer, lyricist and conductor of scores for Disney blockbusters like ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Aladdin,’ ‘Pocahontas,’ and ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame,’ Norwalk’s own Broadway/Cabaret Performer Raissa Katona Bennett, New York City Cabaret director/performer Scott Coulter, New York City composer/performer Kenneth Gartman, Greenwich and New York City-based singer and performer Christina Connors, Tonja Walker Davidson: star of daytime dramas, Roger Mapes: songwriter/singer, Alexandra Philippas: singer who has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Nancy Timpanaro-Hogan: multi-award winning Cabaret star, Wayne Timpanaro-Hogan: Member of Tristate men's choir and Lennie Watts: multi-award winning Cabaret star. Connors and Coulter will once again host the event.
Unity Center for Practical Spirituality has been located at 3 Main St. in Norwalk since 1991. The Center holds a Sunday Celebration service as well as a wide variety of daytime and evening workshops and classes throughout the week. Reverend Moninger describes Unity’s message as “a spiritual philosophy for positive living."
And Unity members are unabashed in their endorsement of the Center’s teachings. Raissa Katona Bennett says; “What made last year’s concert so successful was that it was a physical manifestation of Unity’s philosophy - that life is joyful and the Universe is always saying, “YES” to you.”
David Friedman notes: "Up until now, Unity Center has been somewhat of a well kept secret in two ways; as a place where ALL are welcome to explore their personal spiritual path in an open and accepting environment, and as a place that many fantastically talented performers from the world of Broadway, cabaret, television and film choose to call their Spiritual Home. Last year's concert was a great success, so I hope people will come down and hear us, stay to meet us afterward, and join us at one of our Sunday Celebration services to see how Unity can enrich their own spiritual lives."
For more information visit www.unitycenterps.org or call 203.866.7004