Michael Fait (left) and Ray Chadwick of the Rachel Walker Trio will be in concert for Operation Smile next week.

Williams Lake concert to raise funds for Operation Smile

Jessie Rajala Chapin, the Rachel Walker Trio, and The Wittenbergs will be in concert next week to help raise funds for Operation Smile.

Jessie Rajala Chapin, the Rachel Walker Trio, and The Wittenbergs will be in concert at the Alliance Church in Williams Lake next week to help raise funds for Operation Smile.

The fundraising concert will be held Friday, Sept. 7 from 7:30 to about 9:30 p.m. at the Alliance Church at 261 Third Avenue South just past the Paradise Cinemas.

Admission is by donation and there will be free refreshments and home baking provided, says Ken McKellar. A raffle will also be held.

All of the performers will be presenting their own original music, says Rachel Walker.

The Rachel Walker Trio consisting of Ray Chadwick, Rachel Walker, and Michael Fait was formed six years ago. The band creates light, lively, and effervescent music and has put out two albums — The Best of Zest, Volume 1 and The Best of Zest, Volume 2.

“We are really excited to be playing for such a worthy cause,” says Walker.

Jessie Rajala Chapin and her family recently returned from service in Afghanistan. Chapin teaches voice, performs and writes music and is the retired conductor of Quintet Plus choir.

The Wittenbergs are a youth gospel band formed in 2008 and comprised of brothers Isaac Steward on acoustic guitar/lead vocals, Jesse Steward on bass guitar, Jacob Steward on acoustic/electric guitar and vocals, and Seth Steward on drums and percussion.

Operation Smile provides restorative operations for children in developing countries born with cleft lip/palate.

“$240 puts a smile on one child’s face,” McKellar says. For more on Operation Smile go to www.operationsmile.org/canada

 

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