Press release from Kimberly Hughes:
Local composer Annelinde Metzner and former opera soprano Kimberly Hughes have created a concert called Feminine Faces of God. It will be offered July 22 (which is the Feast Day of Mary Magdalene) at 2 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church in Black Mountain, NC.
The afternoon will benefit, in part, the new Hope for Tomorrow Women’s and Children’s shelter being built by the Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry. You can read WLOS’s coverage of Hope for Tomorrow here.
There are no tickets for the concert; it’s by donation only, at the door. However we are asking attendees two things:
1 – to get there early because there’s a lot of interest in this concert, and we want you to have a seat!
2 – to be as generous as possible for this extremely needed Women’s and Children’s Home, if you at all can. We are asking for a suggested donation of $15-$150 and beyond.
Annelinde has written some achingly gorgeous songs, including one about Mary Magdalene titled “Magdala, Tower,” one called “Madonna of the Hills,” inspired by a painting of Mother Mary found in a church in Boone, and a duet piece in praise of our planet, called “We Have a Beautiful Mother.”
Joining Kimberly and Annelinde will be Jennifer Worthen, soprano, Rita Hayes, flute, Isabel Castellvi, cello, and Maggie Moon, sacred dance. Jennifer and Kimberly will also sing inspirational duets written by the young folk duo, Ma Muse.
The Venerable Archdeacon Kristi Neal of St. James Episcopal will speak, as well as the Director of the Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry, Cheryl Wilson.