Coming together as one was the focus of the “You Are The World” Unity Concert held Oct. 8 in Sacred Heart Church, Trenton. The event highlighted the musical talents of a number of individuals and groups from throughout the Mercer County area including the choirs from St. David the King Parish, Princeton Junction, and St. Gregory the Great Academy, Hamilton Square, and the Gospel Choir from Sacred Heart Parish.
PHOTO GALLERY: "You Are The World" Unity Concert
The concert served as a benefit for two charities that provide the basic needs of shelter and food – Better Community Housing of Trenton, Inc., and Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. The concert also paid tribute to Father Brian McCormick, a retired priest of the Diocese, who devoted his priestly ministry to serving the poor in Trenton.
Carol Tewksbury, music minister in St. David the King Parish, Princeton Junction, noted the concert occurred the day after Hamas terrorists began their war against Israel and her parish choir sang about peace and love.
“Of the two concert beneficiaries, Tewksbury said, “those of us who are blessed must give back.
“TASK and Better Community Housing of Trenton Inc. are worthy organizations right in our own backyard,” she said.
“There is joy in singing in community with others for a purpose larger than ourselves, especially when we are trying to help benefit the nearby poor.”
Rupert Peters, director of the Gospel Choir in Sacred Heart Parish, Trenton, and choir members sang two songs during the concert -- "Jesus Christ is the Way" and "The Lord is Blessing Me." Mary Stadnyk photo