Greenwich Singer Behind 2nd Annual Musical Extravaganza

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2012 Hear Our Song Flyer

2012 Hear Our Song

Greenwich, CT – Christina Connors, Greenwich and New York City-based singer and performer, will

coordinate Unity Center’s second annual celebrity filled, musical extravaganza, “Hear Our Song,” to be held at the Norwalk City Hall, Concert Hall at 125 East Ave on Saturday, April 28th, 2012 at 7:30 pm.

This concert follows on the heels of Unity’s hugely successful 2011 concert and will again feature a plethora of talented national and local musical celebrities from Broadway, TV, Cabaret and film.  All performers are members and friends of the Unity Center congregation based in Norwalk, CT.  A portion of the evening’s proceeds will go to the BJ Ryan’s Foundation, which supports the Norwalk Education Foundation, Norwalk Hospital, Whittingham Cancer Center, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and other local causes.

“I am still pinching myself over last year’s concert and how it was such a huge success,” says Connors.  “Almost every congregant from Unity Center volunteered for the concert last year.  It really showed us what is possible when we come together in joy and create with our hearts.”

Lucie Arnaz, actress, singer, dancer/performer and her husband Larry Luckinbill, Broadway/film actor and singer were just two of the performers at the 2011 concert.

“I think Unity Center’s “Hear Our Song” concert last year was a welcome surprise to the Fairfield County community,” says Arnaz.  “I heard so many of them say, “Who knew there was so much talent floating around out here via the variety of artists associated with Unity?”  The caliber of performances was extraordinary and I was very proud to be a part of that show.”

The 2012 line up includes Christina Connors, David Friedman; film/theatre composer, lyricist and conductor of scores for Disney blockbusters like ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Aladdin,’ ‘Pocahontas,’ ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ and more, Norwalk’s own Broadway/Cabaret Performer Raissa Katona-Bennett, New York City Cabaret director/performer Scott Coulter, New York City

composer/performer

Kenneth Gartman, Tonja Walker Davidson: star of daytime dramas, Roger Mapes: songwriter/singer, Alexandra Philippas: singer who has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Nancy Timpanaro-Hogan: multi-award winning Cabaret star, Wayne Timpanaro-Hogan: Member of Tristate men’s choir and Lennie Watts: multi-award winning Cabaret star.  Connors and Coulter will again host the event.

Unity Center for Practical Spirituality has been located at 3 Main St. in Norwalk since 1991.  The Center holds a Sunday Celebration service as well as a wide variety of daytime and evening workshops and classes throughout the week. Reverend Shawn Moninger, Unity’s minister, describes the church’s message as “a spiritual philosophy for positive living.”

“We’re promoting a new way of thinking,” he explains.  “That people are good and have always been good.”

And Unity members are unabashed in their endorsement of the Center’s teachings.  David Friedman notes: “Up until now, Unity Center has been somewhat of a well kept secret in two ways; as a place where ALL are welcome to explore their personal spiritual path in an open and accepting environment, and as a place that many fantastically talented performers from the world of Broadway, cabaret, television and film choose to call their Spiritual Home.  Last year’s concert was a great success, so I hope people will come down and hear us, stay to meet us afterward, and join us at one of our Sunday Celebration services to see how Unity can enrich their own spiritual lives.”

The entire congregation is excited about their upcoming event and happy to be able to share their musical talents while giving back to the community.

“ I’m so excited to see how this year’s concert unfolds. What an amazing journey!” says Connors.


For more information visit www.unitycenterps.org or call 203.866.7004