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Of Sound Mind: From Darkness into Light is a concert devoted to exploring the universality of trauma, sorrow, and grief, and helping us embrace our common humanity in the struggles we individually and collectively experience. Centering around Aron Accurso’s You Are Enough: A Mental Health Suite, the subjects of these compositions are varied, but feature frank discussions within the framework of the composers’ specific experiences.

The world was united in shared trauma and collective grief by the COVID-19 pandemic. Those of us in the choral world were uniquely impacted. But through our art we are also uniquely able to tell our stories, to unmask our voices, to raise a song for those who have no song to raise, and lead our community to light and hope anew. Other featured composers on the concert include Lelia Adu-Gilmore, Giulio De Carlo, Elaine Hagenberg, Shawn Kirchner, Cecilia McDowall, Corey K. Rubin, and Eric Whitacre.

Saturday, February 18 at 7:30pm at St. Noel Church, 35200 Chardon Rd, Willoughby Hills.

Sunday, February 19 at 3:00pm at the Maltz Performing Arts Center, 1855 Ansel Rd, Cleveland.

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A portion of free-will donations will be directed towards Ghetto Therapy, a free and open to the public therapy program, targeted towards residents living in impoverished communities throughout Cleveland. A pre-concert talk will be presented by Charles Edward McGuire, PhD, from Oberlin College & Conservatory, 30 minutes before each performance. This concert is sponsored in part by Ohio Arts Council and Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

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  • Sun, Feb 19, 2023, 3:00 pm
  • Pre-concert talk with Charles Edward McGuire, PhD at 2:30pm
  • Maltz Performing Arts Center
  • 1855 Ansel Road
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