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A Music Wish 70 years in the Making

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March 27, 2014

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BENEFITING: Wish of a Lifetime

EVENT DATE: Apr 27, 2014

THE STORY:

Alex is 94 years old, lives in Denver, CO, and has been composing music and writing poetry almost his entire life. As a young boy his estranged father taught him to play the trumpet and several other instruments.  Alex’s love of poetry developed while recovering from a life-threatening hunting accident, when a kind stranger visiting the hospital gave Alex a book of poetry that greatly aided his recovery.  However, not content to simply play music and read poetry, he began creating his own works. An accomplished storyteller, Alex has written 5 books of poetry, 3 novels, a teleplay about the life of Thomas Gray, and 400 short stories, along with hundreds of pieces of music including 42 symphonies.

Like so many of his generation, Alex also selflessly served in WWII as a sharpshooter in the First Infantry Division. He was shot during a fierce battle in Guam near the end of the war, and spent 8 months recovering in an Army hospital. His injuries did not prevent him from pursuing his passion for music, and he went on to become an active musician in churches and big bands for many years.

Alex has sought to hear his music professionally performed for over 70 years, but has been unable to make the necessary connections.  Alex is particularly fond of his composition that is a choral rendition of Thomas Gray’s poem, “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard,” a meditation on death and remembrance of life.  It is a fitting poem for someone who has led such an inspiring and creative life. Join us in granting Alex's wish to hear this piece sung by a professional choir, memorializing his work and sharing with the world the beautiful music that up until now, he has heard only in his head. 

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  • Rachel Ober

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  • the Gan Clan

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  • Ed and Gail Ober

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  • Keith and Mindy Grinolds

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  • Samantha Schreiner

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The Team: $160 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Wish of a Lifetime

Amount Raised

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4% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Rachel Ober

Amount Raised

$40

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Michael Ray

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Karoline K

Karoline K

DONATION: $20

What a wonderful wish, I really hope it comes through 4 years ago

Samantha Schreiner

Samantha Schreiner

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

Keith and Mindy Grinolds

Keith and Mindy Grinolds

DONATION: $20

Thank you! 4 years ago

Ed and Gail Ober

Ed and Gail Ober

DONATION: $20

In memory of Harold Ober. (Great father and grandpa!) 4 years ago

the Gan Clan

the Gan Clan

DONATION: $20

in memory of abba/sabba Hal 4 years ago

Rachel Ober

Rachel Ober

DONATION: $20

4 years ago