Tree of Life Choir Is Going to Romania/Transylvania!

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March 31, 2016

Dear Members and Friends of Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation,

It’s been sixteen months since the Adult Choir started planning a pilgrimage to Romania. Now, we are only nine weeks away from a 13 hour flight on Lufthansa Airlines that will take us to Bucharest for the start of our adventure.  After a short stay in the Romanian capital, we will load 23 choir members and 5 guests into a bus and travel to Transylvania to explore and experience the historic roots of Unitarianism, and connect with our co-religionists through the universal language of music. During our eleven day trip, we will perform our one hour concert at four different Unitarian churches.

A trip like this is expensive; well over $3,000 per person, with a total budget of over $100,000. Though many choir members are able to afford this trip, there are some who cannot. We held four different fundraising activities to assure that everyone wanting to go to Romania could go. Thanks to you, the members and friends of our congregation, we succeeded in reaching and exceeding our fundraising goal of $15,000. Everyone wanting to go, can and will go. I don’t know how we could have done this without you. Thank you so much!

Final preparations for the pilgrimage are taking place and we hope that you, the members and friends of our congregation, can attend at least one of three concerts that will be held prior to our leaving for Romania. By the way, if you find yourself in Romania between June 7 and 17, you are more than welcome to attend one of our four concerts.

Below, is our concert schedule. We hope see you at one or more of the performances.

Thank you again for your support of the Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation Adult Choir.

Tom Steffens, Music Director

 

Romanian Road Tour 2016

United States Schedule

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb

May 15 at 4:00pm

Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin

May 19 at 7:30pm

Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation

May 30 at 7:00pm

Romania/Transylvania Schedule

Brasso Unitarian Church in Brasoz/Brasso

June 11 at 7:00pm

Sepsiszentgyorgy Unitarian Church

June 12 at 11am Service, followed by Mini-Concert

Bolyai Square Unitarian Church in Targu Mures/Marosvasarhely

June 15 at 7:00pm

1st Unitarian in Cluj/Kolozsvar

June 16 at 7:00pm

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