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Sara Thomsen in Concert

“If changes are to come, there are things that must be done. And love is somewhere to begin.”

- T.R. Ritchie (from his song "Somewhere to Begin" sung by Sara Thomsen)

Sara Thomsen at Siena April 28

Vocalist and songwriter Sara Thomsen grew up in a family that loved to sing.  Now, as an adult, Sara has a passion for the struggle for human dignity and ecological sustainability.  Her songs range from welcoming a newborn to protesting unjust policy.

This live concert featuring Sara Thomsen will be preceded by a Silent Auction with many unique, useful, and beautiful items. This live concert is held in conjunction with a silent auction and is our main fundraising event of the year.  Proceeds support Siena Retreat Center’s non-profit mission.  We look forward to seeing you on April 28th!

Sunday, April 28, 2019
Time: 2:00pm
Cost: $20 in advance/$25 on the day of the concert.  (Must be paid in advance to receive reduced cost of $20).

“Thomsen’s soulful voice, poetic lyrics and unforgettable melodies cut through to the heart and the soul of human experience,” proclaims the Minnesota Women’s Press. With a voice rich as the best mid-west soil, Sara Thomsen's songs carry you inward and outward—in, to the particulars of your own life, and out—into the shared humanity of us all. Her performance style is easygoing and full of humor and depth, capturing the audience’s engagement. Sara’s music gently enfolds and unfolds the listener.

Sara is the founder and artistic director of the Echoes of Peace Choir, a non-audition community choir in Duluth, Minnesota, with a repertoire of world music and a membership of 70+ voices. Thomsen founded and directs the Echoes of Peace non-profit to expand and develop the work of examining critical social issues using music and the arts to build and bridge informed, engaged, and caring communities.

Sara grew up surrounded by a family and community that loved to sing.  From listening to her father sing lullabies and onward, Sara’s life has been infused with music. She is a staunch supporter of struggles for human dignity and ecological sustainability. Slowing down enough to see and hear the vibrant wonder of the commonplace is her work and play.  All this can be felt in her music. Whether it is a song welcoming a newborn, protesting a policy, depicting night falling or describing a loved one, her music is alive and pulsing.

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