A journey for your emotions

Music from the heart: Concettina Gangemi and Father Greg Burke ahead of the concert at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish. Picture: Simon Bennett
Music from the heart: Concettina Gangemi and Father Greg Burke ahead of the concert at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish. Picture: Simon Bennett

A concert depicting a journey told by voices and instruments comes with a warning "that it may evoke emotions".

The Journey, a Lenten Concert will feature music composed by Samuel Barber, Frederick Handel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Brian Boniwell and Franz Schubert among others.

Concettina Gangemi, of Eagle Vale, is the organiser and also a singer in the concert.

She came up with the idea of The Journey and says it's a story sure to move people.

"It will be an opportunity to reflect and meditate and an opportunity to present beautiful, sacred music," she said.

The songs will be performed by Gangemi, John Charadia, Jen Charadia, Qestra Mulqueeny, Natalia Raspopova and Jessica Day.

A percentage of money raised will go to the Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Parish and to the Australian Pastoral Musicians Network.

"The concert is open to everyone and it's a good opportunity for us to raise money for the church and also for a good non-profit organisation," Gangemi said.

"Lent is a time to reflect on our life journey in preparation for Easter which is an important Catholic Christian celebration.

"Lent goes for 40 days and it recalls the time when Jesus prayed and fasted for 40 days."

The concert will be performed at Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Parish, 193 St Andrews Road, Varroville on Sunday, March 18 at 3pm. Bookings: Connie, 0426 541 628 or lentenjourney@hotmail.com.