Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Concert to Benefit Haitian Children

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Concert to Benefit Haitian Children

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BRADENTON - A high school senior is hoping an inspirational concert will help him complete a quest he began last year.

Caleb Francois, an International Baccalaureate student at Southeast High, organized a walkathon in November and raised $2,112 to build a well at a home for orphans in St. Marc, Haiti - but that was short of the $9,000 needed.

Pianist and vocalist Brian Gurl, who splits his time between Venice and North Carolina, said he and vocalist Marilyn Freemon of Bradenton are planning a special lineup to perform Saturday afternoon at the concert at Happy Gospel Church.

Among the numbers will be "Amazing Grace," "How Great Thou Art,""You Raise Me Up," "Climb Every Mountain, "Over the Rainbow," "Reach Out and Touch" and a few tailored especially for the project in Haiti. …

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