(Centennial, CO) – If you are like most busy, budget conscious families in Arapahoe County, you are always on the lookout for free family events that won’t break the bank and might even provide an educational opportunity for your children. Treat your family to a free night of extraordinary music at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 8545 E. Dry Creek Rd, in Centennial, Friday, January 19th at 7 pm when Forte Handbell Quartet takes the stage to delight both adults and children playing over 23 octaves of bells and handchimes. The concert is part of their Music with a Mission Concert Series which raises funds and awareness for worthy causes. The concert is free to the community, and a “love offering” will be collected with all funds going to Covenant Cupboard Food Pantry. You and your children will learn more about the wonderful world of handbells and will have the opportunity to help fight hunger in your community.
Based in Colorado Springs, Forté is a nationally recognized, advanced handbell quartet marked by artistry, energy, and dedication to their craft. Formed in 2007, Forté has emerged as a unique performance and educational quartet, quickly developing an elite reputation within the handbell world. They perform a wide variety of styles, including but not limited to Celtic, techno, pop-country, classical, contemporary Christian, and new age, adding original compositions and arrangements to their already-challenging repertoire. They are exciting and entertaining to watch, and you won't believe what four people can do with so many bells.
“The response to our concert series has been phenomenal, mainly because it is a win-win-win situation for everyone involved” says DeeDee Atwood, Good Shepherd’s Contemporary Music Director, and creator of the series. “Between the artists, the mission organizations and the community, everyone walks away from our concerts with an uplifting feeling of gratitude.” The Music with a Mission Concert Series is now in its third season, and has raised over $24,000 for both local, national and international mission organizations.
Covenant Cupboard provides community hunger relief to approximately 100 homes weekly. Their mission is to address the food security needs of seniors, disabled individuals, and the unemployed or underemployed households in the Centennial community in a compassionate, dignified and secure environment.
To find out more about Good Shepherd and the Music with a Mission Concert Series, check out their website at www.gshep.org/music-with-a-mission-concert-series.