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World renowned violinist to perform in Sunnyside

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   World renowned violinist Jaime Jorge will perform at a free concert at the Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church on Saturday, Dec. 18.

The Sunnyside Seventh-Day Adventist Church invites community members to attend a free Christian concert featuring Jaime Jorge, a world-class violinist, on Saturday, Dec.18, at 10:30 a.m.

The concert will feature music ranging from favorite hymns to contemporary praise songs with a Christmas theme.

Jorge has played in a multitude of settings, from high school auditoriums to Carnegie Hall. He has played in North, Central and South America, Europe, Australia, Asia and the Soviet Union.

Jorge has released seven albums, five of which have won the prestigious Angel Award for "Instrumental Religious Album of the Year."

Besides being an accomplished musician, Jorge has an inspiring story to share.

Born and raised in communist Cuba, he was offered many opportunities - including offers to study in Moscow with some of the greatest musicians of the time - if only he and his family would renounce their belief in God. They refused.

When Jorge was 10, his family was given the opportunity to leave the country. In 1996, he left his sophomore year of medical school and a promising medical career to devote himself full-time to music ministry.

The Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church at 1875 Lincoln Ave. will host the free concert, which is designed for people of all ages and denominations. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Following the concert there will be a free vegetarian potluck.

For more information call 509-830-2046.

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