The Concert Series with a Big Heart

DeeDee Atwood Concert Series Manager

DeeDee Atwood
Concert Series Manager

I am delighted to announce Good Shepherd’s 2018-2019 Music with a Mission Concert Series lineup! We are now in our fourth year of this ever growing platform for artists and music lovers alike – all while raising funds and awareness for area mission organizations.  As an extension of Good Shepherd's Outreach Program, each concert is free of charge and pairs a musical performance with a local mission organization.  During the intermission portion of the evening, the sponsoring mission makes a brief presentation about their work, and a “love offering” is collected, with all proceeds going to the mission organization. To date we have raised over $28,000 for our mission partners. Our success depends mainly on our very generous donors (our Angel Sponsors) and our many concert attendees, so I invite you to join us in supporting this very important series. Please take a few moments to look through our season. I look forward to seeing you at our concerts.

2018-2019 Season



mark kroos
award winning guitarist

Friday, October 19, 2018 @ 7 pm

To benefit rose andom center

Mark Kroos plays two guitar necks at the same time with a tapping technique that involves both hands fretting the strings.  It creates an explosive and energetic genre that is as entertaining to watch as it is to listen to. In July 2011, Mark won first place in Guitar Player Magazine's International Competition in Nashville and his Dueling Banjos video is a viral hit on social media. The show will include Mark's arrangements of tunes like Linus & Lucy, Canon in D, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, and of course, Dueling Banjos, as well as Mark's original music. Mark incorporates humor, antics and stories with an all around message of grace and unconditional love. 


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central city opera
"love notes"

Friday, november 2, 2018 @ 7 pm

To benefit st. francis center for the homeless

Composers and lyricists have waxed poetic on the subject of love since the beginning of time. We’ve picked a few choice moments from favorite operas and American musicals to illustrate the ups, downs, and all-around magic of love. This delectable pastiche features a romantic duo and dynamic pianist from the Central City Opera Touring Artists: Judeth Shay Comstock, soprano; Jason Baldwin, tenor and Deborah Schmit-Lobis, pianist.  Relive the rollercoaster of love through this eclectic program of songs and duets from opera and musical theatre, including selections from Show Boat, La Bohème, The Last Five Years, and Manon.



mile high banjo society
ragtime & dixieland jazz

Friday, January 11, 2019
7 pm

To benefit st. clare's ministries

Get ready for an evening of music that will put a smile on your face and a little rhythm in your step, as you join The Mile High Banjos, who play the music associated with the 4-string and 5-string banjo. Songs will range from the traditional & Dixieland jazz era, ragtime, bluegrass as well as ballads in the style of the “Last of the Red Hot Mamma” -  Sophie Tucker. There will even be songs from the “Tin Pan Alley” days for you to sing along to. 


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bennie l. williams
spiritual voices

Friday, February 22, 2019 @ 7 pm

To benefit colorado haiti project

Join Ms. Bennie L. Williams, a renowned and nationally recognized director and teacher of music, for this uplifting evening of spirituals performed by her exciting and diverse choir ensemble. Spirituals are songs created by communities of Africans enslaved in North America during the 18th and 19th Centuries. Arising out of dislocation, violence, and loss, the songs express the sorrow and pain of life without freedom and the hope and endurance of humanity unbowed by oppression. The Bennie L Williams Spiritual Voices is a community choir committed to preserving, performing, and celebrating these profound songs that underlie characteristically American music, such as gospel, jazz, blues, R & B, and hip hop.


how you can get involved

The Music with a Mission Concert Series relies on many volunteers and Angel Sponsors to be successful.  We would love to have you join our efforts by volunteering your time, talents or financial contributions to our cause. Contact DeeDee Atwood if you are interested in helping.

Become an Angel Sponsor: 
There are many costs associated with the series including advertising to the community, performance licenses and paying the artists who perform. Consider becoming and Angel Sponsor to help us offset these costs.  There are several levels of donation ranging from $25 up to $500 or more.
Volunteer during the concerts:
We need many volunteers on the night of each concert including ushers, parking lot attendants, and people to make goodies for our receptions. 
Recommend an artist:
Do you know a performer or small ensemble that would be a perfect fit for our series?  We are looking for small to medium size acts who are very professional, and up and coming that may be willing to work for a reduced fee. 

thanks to our angel sponsors who help make this all possible

2018-2019 season at a glance

Friday, October 19, 2018
7 pm
Mark Kroos
Award Winning Guitarist


Friday, November 2, 2018
7 pm
Central City Opera
"Love Notes"

Friday, January 11, 2019
7 pm
Mile High Banjo Society Ragtime & Dixieland Jazz


Friday, February 22, 2019
7 pm
Spiritual Voices
Spiritual Choir