“Voices Uplifted” – Benefitting Voices for Virginia’s Children

Today, a follow-up to last week’s Positive Voices post. (If you subscribe to this blog by email, you’ll want to click through to read it; there was a software problem last week that prevented that post coming to your Inbox.) I want to be sure that my readers in the DC / Virginia / Maryland areas know about this upcoming event at The Barns at Wolf Trap to benefit Voices for Virginia’s Children:

“Voices Uplifted!” will be a celebration of the improbable journey of opera’s Ryan Speedo Green as chronicled by author Daniel Bergner in Sing for Your Life. Green, a bass-baritone who performed in 2013 and 2014 as one of Wolf Trap’s Filene Young Artists, will share his booming voice and inspiring story. His journey from difficult circumstances in rural Virginia to opera’s biggest stages has been written by NY Times journalist Daniel Bergner, who will join him on stage for post-performance conversation. Bergner’s book about Green, Sing for Your Life is published by Little, Brown. Green is certainly an inspiration and a role model for children growing up with economic and emotional challenges he faced. 

Both gentlemen have agreed to headline this event for Voices for Virginia’s Children (Voices) because of the organization’s 20-year track record of improving the lives of Virginia’s children. Green has specifically seen how effective the organization’s advocacy efforts are in speaking up for children often overlooked or marginalized by society. Voices is strictly non-partisan and independent, funded solely through private donations and grants.
“Voices Uplifted!” will be held on Monday, December 12, from 7:00-9:00pm at the Barns at Wolf Trap. The cost of a ticket is $95, and there are sponsorships available. More info available here; registration hereIf there are any questions, please contact Michael Brown, Director of Development with Voices for Virginia’s Children at (804) 649-0184 or michael@vakids.org.  

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