Two Langley residents will go to West Timor

Concert on Friday raises money for mission trip to West Timor

Classical music concert Friday features an array of young talent. Funds raised will assist with travel to West Timor.

A 20-year-old Langley woman, Esther Souman, is organizing a classical concert in hopes to raise money for a mission trip to West Timor where a team of young people will build classrooms and teach.

The concert is called “Cakes and Classics” and takes place at the Langley Canadian Reformed Church on Friday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m.

This will be Souman’s third trip to West Timor.

The teams come from both Australia and Canada, and are called “Wings to Work,” In Canada, team members typically come from the Canadian Reformed churches. Two members are from Langley this time, she said.

Every time a team goes to West Timor, it focuses on a new project — usually a building project, said Souman.

This year’s team is raising funds to build a classroom for a newly set-up elementary and high school.

“We also hope to teach English while we are there and hold some medical and hygiene seminars,” she said. This year many from the group are high school students from the Ontario area.

The semi-formal evening promises to be very enjoyable, with many from Souman’s own family playing in the concert.

Those providing the concert are: Frank Ezinga, an organist in the Langley Canadian Reformed Church, Annette Souman (Souman’s mother) is on flute, Karin Deddens (soprano), who is a voice major at Kwantlen Polytechnic University;

Andrea Pedro (piano), a music major studying piano performance with Jane Heyes at Kwantlen;  and Judith Souman (her sister) on viola, a music major studying viola with Nikita Pogrebnoi, also at Kwantlen.

They will be playing pieces by Brahms, Bach, Liszt, Mozart, Albinoni, Andrew Lloyd Webber and many others.

The LCRC is at 21804 52 Ave. Admission is by donation and includes refreshments at the intermission.

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