Grammy® Award Winning Singer Songwriter Joanne Shenandoah will be performing at 7:00pm on October 5 at Asbury First UMC (1050 East Avenue, Rochester, NY). The event benefits 15 different local animal organizations.
For this event Shenandoah, an Oneida Iroquois, will be joined on stage by her sister, Diane, and her daughter, Leah, a recent graduate ofRlT. Shenandoah is one of America’s most celebrated and critically acclaimed musicians. Her music has been used in soundtracks on the likes ofHBO, PBS and The Discovery ChanneL
Shenandoah has been able to channel her love of pop, folk and classical into her ancestrally-inspired music. She has captured the hearts and souls of audiences all over the world, praised for her work of peace and hope.
An evening with Shenandoah is a cultural and celebratory experience combining original inspirational compositions with the stories behind the music. She takes time to explain the songs sung in her native language, heightening the audience’s experience. “People will walk away from this event with a renewed hope and energy from the healing gift of music,” Shenandoah says, “”for our planet, those yet unborn and those who continue to care for the animals which bring such joy and happiness.”
Benefiting not-for-profit organizations include Pitty Love Rescue, Inc., Four-Legged Friends Animal Adoptions, Inc., Caring Hearts for RTT Homeless Cats, Animal Service League, Inc., Nuts for Mutts Rescue, Inc., Rochester Hope for Pets, Greece Residents Assisting Stray Pets (GRASP), PAWS (Providing Animal Welfare Services) of Rochester, Rescued Treasures Pet Adoptions, Habitat for Cats – all of Rochester – and Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester (Fairport), the Humane Society of Wayne County (Lyons), Barn Cat Outreach (Springwater), the Humane Society of Livingston County (Avon) and SusieQ Dog ResQ (Conesus).
Shenandoah, a supporter of Women’s Rights, World Peace, Child Advocacy and Environmental Responsibility also feels Animal Welfare is an integral part of the world in which we live. “It is said that we all have a place here upon the earth and each comes with them – including animals – a responsibility, “Shenandoah says. “It is said within Iroquois culture that we are to respect one another and the natural world:’
This event will bring music lovers, animal lovers and Native American culture together for one extraordinary evening. Event attendees also will be able to browse the information tables for the participating animal organizations and learn more about ways to help the homeless animals.
Tickets are available from any of participating organizations for a $20 donation per person, and 100% of the ticket price will go directly to that organization. To reserve tickets online visit the event’s official web page: http://www.thisoldcat.com/js/JoanneShenandoah.html
For more information call (585) 369-4687.