Grammy and Tony nominee Michael Cavanaugh returns to the Patriots Theater at the Trenton War Memorial on Saturday, October 6, in a greatly anticipated benefit concert for the Foundation of Morris Hall/St. Lawrence, Inc. “The Music of Elton John” will feature John’s greatest hits, including “Rocket Man,” “Tiny Dancer,” “Crocodile Rock,” and, of course, “Philadelphia Freedom.”
An internationally acclaimed performer, Cavanaugh earned Grammy and Tony nominations as the lead in Broadway’s “Movin’ Out.” Music Director Michael Krajewski leads this tribute to Elton John, to be complemented with music by his contemporaries: Paul McCartney, Pete Townshend, and many more. Patrons and sponsors will enjoy a reception with Maestro Krajewski and Michael Cavanaugh in the ballroom of the War Memorial following the concert.
The proceeds from the Philly Pops concert will benefit the Foundation of Morris Hall/St. Lawrence, Inc. The Foundation provides support for the delivery of quality healthcare for uninsured patients and indigent residents on this campus. The Foundation also provides medical equipment for patients and residents of St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center and Morris Hall that is not reimbursed by healthcare insurance.
The Foundation of Morris Hall/St. Lawrence, Inc., also believes in the importance of encouraging and enhancing children’s exposure to the arts and cultural events. Each year the Foundation presents programs in several schools with the Philly Pops Brass Quintet that are designed to expand students’ musical knowledge by demonstrating various instrument sounds, the evolution of different instruments, music from different continents, and an appreciation for the arts. These programs are educational as well as entertaining and enhance the cultural experience of the Philly Pops concert for the students. One lucky student will be selected to be the “Student Guest Conductor” and conduct the orchestra during the concert.
First established in 1904, Morris Hall includes St. Joseph’s Skilled Nursing Center and St. Mary’s, the first licensed assisted living facility in Mercer County. In 2011 Grace Garden Memory Care became part of St. Mary’s. There residents can “age in place” so that as their needs increase, they receive more care and may eventually transition to St. Joseph’s Skilled Nursing Center.
Morris Hall Meadows at Lawrenceville offers a refreshing, contemporary approach to nursing home living, based on THE GREEN HOUSE model developed by Dr. Bill Thomas. This innovative concept in nursing home care, the second of its kind in New Jersey, allows residents to live in actual homes, offering more privacy and comfort than traditional nursing home settings. The Meadows provide another option for those who want a different approach to nursing home life.
St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center is a fully accredited, private, not-for-profit physical rehabilitation hospital, treating both inpatients and outpatients. It offers comprehensive rehabilitation services and therapies, such as Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Vision Rehabilitation, Driving Rehabilitation, Vestibular Rehabilitation and Dysphagia Therapy. A Wheelchair Seating Clinic, Prosthetics, and pain management services are also available.
What can be better than a night out with best that Broadway can bring? Tickets are $35 to $90. Call 215-893-1999 or visit www.ticketphiladelphia.org. Show time: Saturday, October 6, 7:30 p.m.