The 2nd Annual HOPE Rises Concert is coming to The Grunin Center on June 1
The event, starring Chris Pinnella, will benefit HOPE Sheds Light and The HOPE Center.
By: HOPE Sheds Light
"HOPE Sheds Light is so excited to join forces with The HOPE Center for the second year in a row to help meet the critical needs of our most vulnerable neighbors," said Pamela Capaci, CEO of HOPE Sheds Light. "We invite the entire community to join us in experiencing some of the most powerful, melodic and inspiring songs ever written."
Nationally acclaimed vocalist Chris Pinnella of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra will provide the entertainment for the evening as he premiers "Illuminate."
Songs in the set will vary, featuring the orchestra cranking on all cylinders, with the high energy, jazz/funk inspired, 'Machine' to Led Zeppelin's 'Kashmir' and the Rolling Stones classic, 'No Expectations'. While others, like Pinnella's stripped down version of Springsteen's 'If I Should Fall Behind' begins a-cappella in four-part harmony and features each of his three supremely talented back-up singers in all their vocal glory. His arrangement of Billy Joel's 'And So It Goes', just utilizing string quartet and voice, is hauntingly sublime and the singer's interpretation of the Leonard Cohen classic 'Hallelujah' brings the audience to their feet. Expect to hear songs by The Beatles, Elton John, Coldplay and more in a way you've never heard before.
Ticketmaster writes, "Pinnella has been compared to vocal superstars Josh Groban and Michael Buble, but there is no doubt about the fact that Pinnella has a style that is completely his own. His strikingly rich baritone and stage charisma is unmatched."
The 2nd Annual HOPE Rises Concert featuring Chris Pinnella will be held at The Grunin Center on Saturday, June 1 at 8 pm. General admission tickets are $50 for this Gala Event. VIP Meet and Greet tickets are available for $100. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Box Ofﬁce at 732-255-0500 or visit https://sforce.co/
ABOUT HOPE SHEDS LIGHT
HOPE Sheds Light is a non-profit organization in Toms River, NJ, whose mission is to raise awareness and educate individuals, families and the community about the impact of addiction by having the courage to share personal experiences and offer strength, wisdom, hope and resources that lead to positive community change and long-term recovery. To learn more, visit http://www.HOPEShedsLight.org.
ABOUT THE HOPE CENTER
The HOPE Center-House of Hope of Ocean County, Inc. is located at 253 Chestnut Street in Toms River. Within a place of hope and faith, The HOPE Center's mission is to serve individuals and families in crisis with dignity and compassion, providing for their basic human needs, and striving to empower each person to achieve his or her greatest level of self-sufficiency. To learn more, visit http://www.HouseOfHopeOcean.org.
ABOUT CHRIS PINNELLA
Chris Pinnella is a veteran of the stage and has been in numerous Broadway National Tours, as well as Off-Broadway and regional productions, and is most recently touring and recording with the multi-platinum selling arena rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra as one of the group's lead singers. Additionally, Chris has worked alongside icon Julie Andrews, and headlined at theatres throughout North America and prestigious New York City venues: Feinstein's/