I recently had the awesome privilege of performing down in Naples, Florida with a terrific performer, Paul Todd, who is very well known in this area. It was a honor to sing with him, and such a joy to get on stage, sing fourof my original songs, and sing some beloved Broadway and classic songs as well.
I normally am limited to the piano bench when I give concerts, as I am a one-woman show. But this time, I got to get up and just sing, accompanied by Paul Todd on his seven (yes, you read that right) keyboards. He's such a fabulous performer: he has seven keyboards in a U-shape around him, and just rocks out. Every keyboard is programmed to a different instrument, so he literally has a full orchestra surrounding him. We sang Time to Say Goodbye (Con Te Partiro), one of my favorites, as well as All I Ask of You, Ave Maria, Panis Angelicus, Shout to the Lord for a little praise and worship, America the Beautiful in honor of our amazing nation, and other favorite pieces.
The night was to benefit 3 local pro-life charity centers: the Collier Pregnancy Centers, Inc., Providence House, and Sonlight Home. We had over 600 people come (a packed house!), and raised over $16,000 for the centers! God is so faithful, and I pray that these centers will continue to be able to minister to women who find themselves pregnant with no one to turn to for help. The unborn in this world so desperately need our prayers and our work to spread the culture of life.
We are hoping to hold another concert next year, maybe make it an annual event. I will keep you all posted!
Much love and peace to you,