Music can bridge cultures and bring people together. This was certainly true when 70+ individuals gathered to support Baritone Ballads from Bach to Broadway, a benefit concert held August 19, 2011. Paul Hillebrand, the featured baritone of the evening, provided an excellent variety of show tunes and classics. Paul is the Director of music at St. Patrick Catholic Community in Scottsdale, who graciously hosted the event. Deborah Offenhauser provided piano accompaniment and wowed the crowd with a Beatles medley.
Major support for the event was provided by Alexander and Rosemary Cudzewicz, who raised over $1,500 that evening to support WTAP programs. Megan O’Connor thanked attendees for supporting such a worthy cause and reminded that, “Each refugee we touch has fled persecution, war, and fear of death. From the day they arrive, they contribute their talents and skills to our economy, educating their children and building a home here.”
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