Capital City, Baton Rouge and Sunrise Rotary clubs, joined by the Young Professionals Rotaract Club, in awareness of the increasing violence in Baton Rouge, will host a second annual Peace One Day concert, “Musical Window to the World,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at First United Methodist Church, 930 North Blvd.
The event will feature a concert by the Global Artist Society, offering a repertoire of music appealing to all ages.
An addition to this year’s concert will be Louisiana’s favorite “music for the soul” ? jazz. Jimmy Jules, songwriter, recording artist and founder of Jazz Ensemble St. John Icons, will sing hits including “What a Wonderful World.” He will be accompanied by two Hondurans, pianist Oscar Roddignoli and bassist Josue Ramirez. Also, Unkyoung Kim, playing her 1769 violin, will present passionate Russian music by Tchaikovsky, accompanied by cellist Paul Christopher and pianist Min Jeoung Kim.
Baton Rouge’s own Heritage Choir also will be back with a requested expanded selection of favorite Negro spirituals that they have performed throughout the world.
Outstanding volunteers who work toward peace and non-violence in the Baton Rouge community will be recognized.
All donations and sponsorships will be used for two projects. Locally, a Rotary District Grant will assist the Capital Area Family Violence Intervention Center, which provided more than 14,000 bed-nights last year for battered women and children. Internationally, donations will be multiplied through a Rotary Foundation Global Grant to provide a Community Health Center in a remote area of Swaziland, the smallest country in Africa which has the lowest life expectancy in the world - less than 32 years.
A Swaziland Bazaar and Jazz Fest by St. John Icons will take place in the church gymnasium after the concert. Refreshments will be served.For more information, call (225) 756-4123.