From: yorkregion.com, December 2012
International heavy hitters and local celebrities in the entertainment world will be “singing for our kids in need” in Georgina Dec. 8.
Acclaimed pop/singer-songwriter Jann Klose will headline a benefit concert for the Give A Miracle a Chance Foundation that supports children with cerebral palsy at the Stephen Leacock Theatre in Keswick.
The German-born singer/actor, who was raised in Kenya and South Africa, has been seen and heard in Broadway’s Jekyll & Hyde, as well as touring companies of The Who’s Tommy and Jesus Christ Superstar.
Other performers include The Elwins, Missy Knott, Soroja, Neil Chapman and Tami J. Wilde.
The concert is all about fun and this event promises to offer a little of everything, including rock and roll, country, jazz, blues and hip hop, says Lynn Marles, the foundation’s executive director.
Net proceeds from the concert will go toward the foundation and financially supporting much-needed therapies.
A long-term objective of bringing a therapy centre to northern York Region, however, has always been a key aspect of Ms Marles’ tireless promotion work on behalf of the foundation.
“The goal is to bring a special needs therapy centre in our community close to home for our kids,” says Ms Marles. “They can get help that is close to their own back yard and allow us to continue to provide the financial support for our kids.”
Along with an eclectic line-up of entertainers, the evening will feature dinner, draws, door prizes and a live auction featuring an electric guitar signed by all concert performers.