“A Night of Joy and Jazz with Eboni Fondren” is part of the Adventures in Faith events taking place this week on the OU campus.
The concert is expected to conclude with audience members joining the jazz musicians to sing holiday songs, which will be filmed and recorded, Trish Dowd Kelne, director of the Winter Center, said. The Winter Center is a nonprofit community organization that partners with the Fredrikson Center on several community outreach projects.
CDs of the holiday songs are to be sent to caregivers and home-bound community members as part of a series of videos to uplift and offer comfort, Kelne said. A video in the series can be seen at the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6XFNJkuFWo&feature=youtu.be
During the evening’s concert, OU’s Fredrikson Center also plans to accept freewill donations to support Colorado flood victims. All funds will be directed to those suffering from the effects of the floods and every donation will make a difference, Kelne said.
Adventures in Faith, started in the 1970s by Dr. Roger Fredrikson, is an annual event that brings a team of alumni who are established in their vocational or volunteer fields and united by a strong faith commitment to spend three days on campus in Ottawa, according to the university’s website. The presenters make in-class, group and chapel presentations on blending vocation with avocation, university officials said.
Wednesday’s concert is open to the public.