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Fairfield Theatre Co. To Host Benefit Concert For Newtown

The Fairfield Theatre Company commissioned this video by Fairfield native Christopher Robin in the wake of the Newtown elementary school shooting.
The Fairfield Theatre Company commissioned this video by Fairfield native Christopher Robin in the wake of the Newtown elementary school shooting. Video Credit: Fairfield Theatre Company

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A group of Fairfielders are planning to hold a concert next week to benefit the families of the victims in the Sandy Hook school shooting .

“So many in our community are asking, ‘What can we do?’ in the wake of unspeakable tragedy in Newtown,” said Valorie Luther, one of the event’s organizers. “As an answer to that question, some of the region’s most talented young musicians, vocalists and bands are coming together to help all of us make a difference.”

Cameron Luther got the idea while watching his brother Niles practice the cello for a concert with the Fairfield Warde High School orchestra. The concert will feature young musicians, singers and other performers from local high schools such as Niles, as well as professionals.

The Fairfield Theatre Company will host the concert, which is scheduled for next Saturday, Jan. 5. It also commissioned a video to honor the victims of the shooting. Fairfield native Christopher Robin and two friends performed a version of “Circle Be Unbroken” in their memory. (Click the video above to see their performance.)

“Music helps dissolve the perplexities of life,” marketing director Trevor Sylvestro wrote on the Fairfield Theatre Company website. “It's the literature of the heart that makes sense of our lives when we want to be silent. Music becomes a catalyst for feelings, a way for us to understand things with our hearts that our mind cannot comprehend.”

Tickets are $10 each and are available online here . The event’s organizers are also accepting donations for the fund without ticket purchases. All proceeds will go to the families of the Sandy Hook School shooting victims.

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