Week Long Music Camp for Refugee Teens and Children
A week-long music camp for
refugee children and teens in the Toledo area from June
25-29 at Trinity Church downtown. The 36 young people
currently signed up will receive some American music and tap
dance instruction, including learning the song God Bless
America, which was written by a refugee, and also a new song
by Toledo composer Craig Thompson called Sharing A Dream,
inspired by the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
There will be a short,
free performance to which the public is invited, on Friday
June 29 at 7pm. All donations will be accepted to help
refugee families in the Toledo area, including pledges of
US Together Toledo is the
US government refugee resettlement agency here in Toledo.
Over the past four years, this agency has helped 237
individuals to resettle in the area. Toledo is proud to be
a welcoming community.
Trinity is a progressive,
inclusive and creative Christian community helping to
rejuvenate the heart of Toledo downtown.
Sara Jobin is best known
as the Resident Conductor of the Toledo Symphony, but she is
musical director for this event as a personal project. This
event is not aﬃliated
with the Symphony.
Craig Thompson, Toledo
composer, was recently recognized by the Songwriter's Guild
of America for his talent and is to be featured on their
homepage. One of his recent compositions, Sharing A Dream,
features gospel soloists and children's chorus, and will be
recorded on video at the performance. This song was
inspired by the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and is
being performed as part of the 50th year anniversary
commemoration of Dr. King's death.
Helle Wahhaba Larsen,
Danish actress and tap dance enthusiast, is volunteering her
services for the week and will be directing the theatrical
element of the performance.
There may be more elements
to the collaboration but they will be publicized only after
they are conﬁrmed. Volunteers and donations are welcome!
CONTACT: Heather Meyer,
outreach coordinator at Trinity Church: 419-243-1231