Arm in Arm: Artists Against Gun Violence
The concert was a great success. We are grateful to the performers for sharing their talents to raise awareness for this important subject. We are also grateful to all who came out on Saturday evening, both congregation members and members of the Greater Springfield community. As a result of these efforts, over $1500 has been raised thus far. On-line donations are being accepted through November 30. You can donate by clicking on the Donate button below.
Pictures of the concert are available on our Arm in Arm Photos page.
Inspired by the students from Parkland, Florida, and dismayed by the ever increasing number of mass shooting incidents, several members of Trinity United Methodist Church in Springfield decided it was time to stop talking and act. As a result of this conversation, Arm in Arm: Artists United Against Gun Violence will be offered at the church in the first of what is hoped to be an ongoing series.
This program of art, music, poetry, and dance will be presented on Saturday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of Trinity United Methodist Church, 361 Sumner Ave., Springfield MA. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
Reservations are not required and there is no entrance fee. A collection will be taken to support organizations working against gun violence.
We decided to take action because research shows that:
Participating artists will include:
Trinity Chamberettes Choir, Becky Rosendahl Isaacson, Director of Music Ministry
Trinity Dance Movement Choir, Amelia Hays-Rivest, Director
Janet Dixon-Metcalf, Flute
Alyssa Guerin, Original Dance
Ken Guerin, Spoken Word
Kirsten Hadden Lipkens, Oboe
Steve Hays, Piano
Haley Hewitt, Celtic Harp
Erin Newcomb-Moore, Violin
Robert Rivest, Mime
Becky Rosendahl Isaacson, Piano
Jane Schneeloch, Original Poetry
Merrill Shepard, Solo Voice and Guitar
Donations by cash or check will be collected the night of the concert. In addition, online donations are warmly accepted as well. To donate online, please visit the link below.
Online giving is open now until November 30. At that time, we will collect all donations made to the concert and distribute them to the 3 organizations we have chosen to support (below). You will be able to get a receipt for your online donation upon completion of the transaction. We thank you in advance for your support!
100% of donations will go to:
Some of our guest artists are pictured below plus the Chamberettes in the top banner: