Sugar Hill Choir and Gwinnett Community Band Present a Free Community Concert on April 23 and 24
"What a Wonderful World" Performance Includes Ukrainian Peace Dedication
By: Sugar Hill Georgia Stake
The concert will be held at 7 p.m. on April 23 and 24 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is located at 4833 Suwanee Dam Road, adjacent to North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee, Ga. No ticket is necessary for the free concert performed by nearly 100 singers and musicians.
"There is something powerful in being able to come together again to be reminded through music of all the good and beauty in our world," said Burke Hunsaker, first counselor in the Sugar Hill Stake Presidency that oversees seven area congregations. "We are grateful to partner once again with our friends in the Gwinnett Community Band and invite all to come and celebrate God's gift of life through music and song."
Thrilled to be together for the first time since 2019, the choir and band will perform a variety of familiar and contemporary selections that celebrate the beauty all around us: the beauty of relationships, of nature, of hard work, and of life, family and home. The evening will include a special tribute to Ukraine and will feature the song, "Let There Be Peace on Earth," to those suffering around the world.
"Our choir adds our voices to the message released by the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 'Our minds and hearts have been turned toward all our brothers and sisters involved in armed conflict at this time. We continue to pray for peace and pray that the conflict will end quickly, that the controversies will end peacefully and that peace will prevail among nations and within our own hearts,'" reflected Choir Director Jim Carter of Gainesville.
About the Sugar Hill Choir
Established in 2005 and recognized by local media as one of the top community choirs, the 60-voice Sugar Hill Choir of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has performed for dozens of metro- Atlanta community events and festivals. The all-volunteer choir performs for free and draws members from Cobb, Dawson, Fulton, Forsyth, Hall, Gwinnett and Walton Counties, with cities being represented including Buford, Cumming, Dacula, Dawsonville, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Grayson, Hamilton Mill, Marietta, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Loganville, Oakwood, Roswell, Sugar Hill and Suwanee. For more information, www.sugarhillchoir.org.
About the Gwinnett Community Band
The Gwinnett Community Band (GCB) is a non-profit group of adult musicians from throughout the greater Atlanta area. Established in 1984, the band performs quality music for public enrichment and provides ongoing performance opportunities for enthusiastic adult amateur musicians. Nationally, the GCB has given memorable performances in St. Louis, Mo., and Gainesville, Fla. In the Atlanta area, the band has entertained thousands of people at The Gwinnett Civic Center, The Atlanta Botanical Garden, The World Congress Center, among other venues. Visit www.gwinnettband.com for more information.
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Sugar Hill Georgia Stake