ELOY — On Saturday, Oct. 26, from 2 to 4:30, the Baha’i community of southern Pinal County will host an event entitled “Musical Celebration of Unity” at Desert Rose Baha’i Institute, 1950 W. William Sears Dr. to honor the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Bab, the forerunner and herald of the Baha’i faith.
“We celebrate the unity in diversity of the human family, taught by Baha’u’llah, the Founder of the Baha’i Faith,” a press release from event organizers said.
The festival will feature the Central Arizona Community Choir, the Imagine Coolidge Elementary School’s Singing Eagles Choir, and The Rule of 3 vocal ensemble. After an intermission, the new film, “Dawn of the Light,” will be shown, followed by refreshments.
The Central Arizona College Community Choir, directed by Stacey Seaman, blends a diverse group of talented singers of different ages and cultures. The choir meets weekly at CAC to rehearse a variety of traditional choral music, as well as performing on campus and in local communities.
Seaman also conducts the Central Arizona Symphony, the Community Wind Ensemble, teaches voice and piano, has been a founding director for the BlackBox Theatre Foundation, and serves on the City of Casa Grande Arts and Humanities Board. Among her other musical activities, she performs in the trio The Rule of 3, with Cheryl Davis and Jennie Lee Voyce. The Rule of 3 will present a unique and entertaining mix of jazz, folk, and classic rock. Ms. Seaman can be reached at 520-494-5399.
The Imagine Coolidge Elementary School’s Singing Eagles Choir, taught and directed by Chris Steward, is composed of students of all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, promoting understanding through the universal language of music. Under Steward’s direction, the choir has received Gold and Silver awards with the World Strides National Music Festival. For more information about the Singing Eagles and the Imagine School’s music program, contact Steward at firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-723-5391.
Dawn of the Light follows the personal search for truth and meaning by eight individuals from different parts of the world, 200 years after the birth of the Bab. Their journeys are explored in light of the remarkable life and teachings of the Bab, which include the equality of men and women, the oneness of the human race, the harmony of science and religion, universal education, integrity and human decency, and respect for the environment.
“In the 1800s, these were radical ideas that drew tens of thousands of heroic followers to this new religion. The present condition of the world calls us to the heroism of service to humanity,” the press release said.
The musical event is free to attend and open to the public. It’s a family-friendly, joyful musical celebration that promotes love, unity, peace and the oneness of humanity, according to the press release
For more information or for directions, send an email to email@example.com or call 520-709-4058.