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Concert Choir fundraiser to feature Kelly Walker

Event takes place at the Arden Park Hotel on Feb. 18
Kelly Walker

An upcoming gala fundraiser hosted by the Stratford Concert Choir will include a dinner and silent auction, and features a performance from local musician, Kelly Walker.

The event, titled Say It with Music, is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Arden Park Hotel Ballroom starting at 5 p.m.

"Walker will perform a selection of love songs and ballads, some of them original compositions, some of them singalongs, and all of them curated from a lifetime love of music," Stratford Concert Choir said via a news release. 

“We are thrilled that Kelly will be sharing his musical gifts with us,” says event organizer Lynda McGregor in the release. “I love that he has chosen the theme With a Song in My Heart. It’s personal to him but also reflective of everyone in the choir.”

Walker, who embraced music at a very young age, began piano lessons at four, and became an organist and choir director by age 12. Through adulthood, he was a Dominican friar, a parish priest, a motivational speaker and a best-selling author.

"Through all of it, music has been his constant companion and sometimes his vocation," the release explains. "When he left the religious life, he performed and toured with Irish singer and harpist, Mary O’Hara. He is also a recording artist who has graced many stages in Canada and abroad."

Tickets for Say It with Music are $65 and may be purchased online or in person at Blowes Stationery. To reserve a table, contact Irene Moore by phone at 519-273-9084.