Great concert Nov. 28th

Well we have quite a fabulous concert coming up.

It will start with the beauty of the sonorous sounds of cello and piano soaring through the space, complements of Mr. William Stokking and his wife Nancy.

Norma Meyer will follow with a dramatic piano solo. Then Mrs. Stokking will join her for cello, piano duo.

Next, do you like Dancing with the Stars? Well we have dancers Rodney Thomas and Monica Welch who will please you with a lovely ballroom slow dance, possibly a waltz. (don’t worry, they do more in the 2nd half)

Soprano Melissa Perry will delight you with an aria in a glimmering hunter green taffeta confection from Verenique Dress Shop.

And our star Donald Braswell will stun you with his handsomeness and wow you with his high notes.

Last but not least, Katrice Cornett and Highest Praise Gospel singers are prepared to send your ears and your souls through the rafters

….and that is just the first half.

Don’t you want to be there?

Our press release is below with all the details…..please pass this on to your friends and send it to your lists…it’s not a concert to be missed. Help get the word out. Thanks!!

Melissa Perry
mother of Sara Ann Kronrot

Media Alert:

Contact: Barbara Leap


For Immediate Release

“Songs for Sara” Benefit Concert for a Brain Injured Child


America’s Got Talent’s

Donald Braswell

Donald Braswell, 4th place winner in the 2008 season of TV’s “America’s Got Talent,” and William Stokking, retired principal cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, will be featured performers in the “Songs for Sara” benefit concert in Haddon Township, New Jersey. The concert is in support of Sara Ann Kronrot, a five-year-old Collingswood girl with profound cerebral palsy. There will be a pre-concert talk with Mr. Braswell about America’s Got Talent and a large Chinese style auction with big prizes will be drawn at the end of the intermission. Catered after-concert “meet the Artists” reception to follow.

Where: Haddon Township High School, 406 Memorial Ave. Haddon Twp, NJ 08108-3398

Directions: Go to

Note* Do not use mapquest as it will take you to Camden.

When: Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009

Time of pre-concert talk: 6:30 p.m.

Time of concert: 7:30 p.m.

Description of pre-concert talk: Mr. Braswell will give a brief pre-concert talk plus question/answer session for those wishing to learn more about the experience of singing with America’s Got Talent. Future contenders are urged to attend.

Description of concert: Donald Braswell will sing a varied program of pop songs, Broadway tunes, newly composed works from a new CD and classical works. Other performers will be cellist Nancy Stokking, who is William Stokking’s wife; classical pianist Norma Meyer; contralto Katrice Cornett with the Highest Praise Gospel Singers, and ballroom dancers Rodney Thomas and Monica Welch who will present Smooth and Latin dance. Sara Ann’s parents, soprano Melissa Perry and pianist/conductor Hugh Kronrot will perform several solos and duets with Mr. Braswell, all accompanied by Mr. Kronrot. Find more information about the artists at and

Why: Sara Ann’s cerebral palsy prevents her from swallowing, so she must have her throat cleared every five to 15 minutes around the clock. She is unable to hold up her head or trunk. She does, however, speak minimally and is learning to read and write. Sara Ann has been admitted to the hospital 70 times and needs several crucial therapies to continue moving forward, but the family’s insurance doesn’t cover these expensive cutting-edge treatments. Her parents cannot work on a full-time basis because of her 24/7 home health care needs, and they are also struggling with astronomical insurance bills. This fundraiser will help cover Sara’s medical bills and the needed therapies. More information about Sara Ann can be read at and

Tickets: Tickets are $25 per person, $15 for students and seniors The Ritz Theater Box Office in Haddon Township is handling credit and debit card sales for the concert and can be contacted at (856) 858-5230. To purchase tickets by check call (856) 266-1418, e-mail, or send a check (payable to Friends of Sara) to Barbara Leap, P.O. Box 608, Glassboro, NJ 08028.


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