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SHERIDAN — St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will host renowned organist Samuel Carabetta in concert Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Carabetta is an organist and choirmaster from Saint John’s Episcopal Church in the Georgetown Parish in Washington, D.C.
Carabetta has association with the Washington Performing Arts Society, one of America’s leading nonprofit, multi-disciplinary presenting organizations. In this capacity, he coordinated the development and launching of WPAS, Music in the Country in Middleburg, Virginia, which provides additional performance opportunities for young artists who appear at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington.
The proceeds for this concert, the cost of which is a suggested donation of $15, will benefit the Foundation for Freedom and Reconciliation in the Middle East.
The FFRME was started by Canon Andrew White, the Episcopal priest of St. George in Bagdad. His foundation works to help relocate displaced Iraqi Christians resettle in Jordan and Turkey. The proceeds go to food, clothing, medical care and basic needs for the displaced refugees.
For additional information, call St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 674-7655.
The church is located at 1 S. Tschirgi St.
A group of local residents have organized a benefit concert to help raise funds to aid the refugee crisis in Europe.
The “Raise Your Voice” benefit concert will feature live music from The Craft Brothers and Sarah Sample on Friday at 7 p.m. Doors will open at the Carriage House Theater at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets for the event are $15 and proceeds will be donated to the International Rescue Committee, which was started in 1933 to support World War II refugees. Not facing the worst refugee crisis since that war, 92 cents of every dollar donated will directly help IRC deliver critical and lifesaving aid, including safe drinking water, sanitation and protection from harm to vulnerable families fleeing to Europe from Syria and other conflict zones.
Tickets for the event are available through the WYO Theater box office, by phone at 672-9084 or online at wyotheater.com.
The Carriage House Theater is located at 419 Delphi Ave.