James Gilchrist & Julie Sherwood are Awen, a folk/rock duo performing original songs influenced by such artists as The Indigo Girls, James Taylor, Pat Benatar, David Gray, The Cardigans, The Alan Parsons Project, The Moody Blues and RUSH.
James and Julie are also seasoned actors, singers and graduates of prestigious Manhattan theater conservatories, The National Shakespeare Conservatory and The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, respectively. For over ten years, James and Julie have toured regionally and internationally, with an artistic repertoire ranging from Shakespeare to musicals to performing James’ original blend of folk/rock music. Julie also holds a Master’s degree in Music Therapy and provides therapy to veterans through the Healing Our Heroes program at the Music Therapy Institute in Westchester, NY.
Since its inception in 2004, the NJ Elks Association’s “Army of Hope” committee has raised over $1.8M to help NJ veterans and their families. Contributions have been raised through Army of Hope picnics, golf-outings, local fund-raisers, and corporate and private donations. Funds raised are restricted to, and may only be given to, those troops and their families from New Jersey.
James and Julie learned about the Army of Hope program when it was reported that its picnic fundraiser on Sept. 11th, 2016 had raised over $100K for NJ veterans and their families. They had been looking for a charity to donate proceeds to from their upcoming Broadway concert at the Center for Spiritual Living, Morristown, and the Army of Hope seemed the perfect choice. With help from Brian Murphy, the Region 2 Chairman of the Army of Hope and a member of the Rutherford Elks Lodge #547, and the support of the Rev. Frankie Timmers (CSLM), the concert provides a way for them to give back to NJ veterans and their families.
Broadway Concert Fundraiser Details
Date & Times: Saturday, November 5th @ 7 pm & Sunday, November 6th @ 1 pm
Venue: Center For Spiritual Living, 331 Mount Kemble Ave., Morristown NJ, 07960
Tickets: May be purchased at the door or by calling 973.539.3114
If you've already purchased a ticket or have purchased an MP3 downloads coupon at the concert, see our MP3 Downloads page to get your music!