ONE VOICE ORLANDO Rescheduled for 11/4 at Timucua White House
One Voice Orlando: A Year in Reflection with procession from the site of June 12th 2016 tragedy, film, and music is on for November 4 at 6:00 pm.
The sentiments of America's great musical ambassador from the second half of the 20th century reverberate ever stronger in our contemporary world. Sadly, events from this past month have amplified the original purpose for holding the One Voice Orlando: A Year in Reflection benefit. The event will begin with a procession from the site of the Pulse nightclub tragedy on June 12, 2016, in which 49 people were killed, 58 wounded, and countless others profoundly impacted.
"We feel that the spirit of Maestro Bernstein's words embody all the arts as well as call to our community to bond together with purpose," said Gabriel Preisser, the executive and artistic director of Opera Orlando. "While we remaIn Focused on the impact the June 12, 2016, tragedy has had on the lives of so many in Central Florida, the natural disasters that have taken place in Texas, Mexico, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands will most certainly inform the November 4 benefit presentation. We also feel an urgency to address the horror that has impacted so many as a result of the Las Vegas mass shooting."
The Timucua Arts Foundation will host the event at the Timucua White House, Opera Orlando will provide music, the Global Peace Film Festival will screen relevant films. Ticket sales and additional donations will benefit Proyecto Somos Orlando, both for their efforts supporting June 12 victims and their families as well as the Puerto Rican community stricken by the devastation wrought on the island by Hurricane Maria.
"Several events in the festival had to be cancelled due to the impact of Hurricane Irma in Central Florida," explained Nina Streich, executive director of the Global Peace Film Festival. "We felt strongly that this event still needed to happen. Love the Sinner is an important short documentary that asks vital questions about who we are as a society, specifically focusing on the divide between evangelicals and the LGBTQ community." Jessica Devaney, co-director of the film which explores her personal experiences after the June 12 tragedy, will attend the event and share her perspective.
"No one wanted to let this go," said Christopher Belt, executive director of the Timucua Arts Foundation. "The events of the past month only caused us to redouble our efforts. Whether the evening is viewed in person or streamed online, we are hopeful that everyone will be powerfully moved by the experience."
The flow of the event warrants some explanation.
· 6 p.m.: Meet at Timucua White House
· 6:15 p.m.: Walk or drive from Timucua
· 6:30 p.m.: Arrive at the 1900 block of South Orange Avenue
· 6:45 p.m.: Process back to Timucua
· 7 p.m.: Arrive at Timucua for food and beverages
· 7:30 p.m.: Enjoy film and music
· 8:30 p.m.: Enjoy food and beverages at reception
Saturday Nov. 4 at 7:30 pm (a procession from the 1900 block of South Orange Ave. to Timucua will be held before the presentation at 6:00 pm.) This event was originally scheduled on September 22 but was canceled due to aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
Tickets & Information: $40- fully tax deductible available at www.timucua.com/onevoice. All proceeds benefit the programs of Proyecto Somos Orlando.