Music with a Mission

Joint Concert with Red Deer Youth and Community Orchestra!

FUNDRAISING CONCERT: featuring two local youth orchestras and youth choir; Red Deer Youth and Community Orchestra, directed by Josh Flynn, and Rosedale Valley String Orchestra, directed by Naomi Delafield. Saturday March 30, 7:30 pm, at First Church of the Nazarene (2 McVicar Street, Red Deer). Free Admission, donations accepted. Proceeds from the concert and silent auction will help provide fresh water to hundreds of families in Kenya, Africa.

This concert will feature both the old classics and new music. Audience members can look forward to not only hearing both youth orchestras together. In between the music, during two intermissions, audience members may wish to bid on several stunning gift baskets donated by local businesses as part of the silent auction.

Our goal is to provide fresh water to hundreds of families in Kenya, Africa

Just imagine if we could provide clean water to each person living in 3rd world countries!  Many of their immediate concerns like hydration, sanitation, infections, illness, meal prep and such would be taken care of instead of spending hours each day searching for water clean enough to drink and cook with. Our goal for this concert: raise  $5000 to dig a shallow well at a school near Kenya, Africa. If additional funds arrive, we may dig two wells.  One shallow well provides enough water for 600 - 800 families, which is at least 3200 people at a very moderate estimate. The cost per person to receive fresh water is about the cost of a chocolate bar for us!  I think we would all choose fresh water over a candy bar if given the choice?! The wells are typically dug on a school compound so the well cannot be claimed as private property, but remain accessible to the surrounding community.  We are grateful to Eric Rajah and A Better World Canada for their continued efforts and we are honoured to be of service in raising these funds with our music.

For more information about the Crystal Clear Water Project, please visit,  Eric Rajah (co-founder) For more information about the concert, please contact Naomi Delafield