Island singers turn out in support of Vashon Lutheran Church
August 14, 2012 · Updated 11:52 AM
Several talented musicians are coming together for a special fundraiser at 7 p.m. Sunday at Vashon Lutheran Church.
The event, organized by musical maestro and teacher Marita Ericksen, will present duets by several of her friends, including Joe Farmer, Julea Gardener, Lauri Hennessey, Elizabeth Nye, Matt Eggleston and Dick Paulsen. They’ll be joined by several others — John Ericksen, Gary Koch, Kathleen Rindge, Shawn Sipe, Steve Steffens and Evan Stults — to present a choral transcription of Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings.”
And if all that weren’t enough, there will also be show tunes, sung by Ericksen’s students, Bright Shannon, Annika McFarlin, Tessa Paw and Ian DeGraaf.
The program, an eclectic mix of secular and sacred, classical and contemporary pieces, is a fundraiser for the Lutheran church, where Ericksen’s husband was the minister for several years. A free-will offering will be collected.