There are so many ways we hope, and from civil rights marching songs to hymns, from heroic anthems to powerful ballads about love and life and moving forward… song has always been a popular way to express this feeling. We as human beings often sing in times of darkness to bring lightness into our own hearts, and to share that light with others. Pastor Bill invited us to put on this concert dedicated to showing hope in our own way.

Artistic Team

DirectorVanessa M. H. Powers
Music Direction, Arrangement & OrchestrationDavid Philip Norris
Assistant DirectorAnthony Tallarico
VignettesPastor Bill Hugo
Sound Design & TechJames Ehlenz
Jason Zemke
Lighting Design & TechRenee Chizek
James Ehlenz
AV Board OpJason Zemke


PianoDavid Philip Norris
CelloNoah Bergman
ViolinHolly Leaf
Tenor SaxophoneJackie Peterson
Bass & CelloAndrew Wagner
GuitarZach Jansen
FluteEmma Olson
ViolaThomas Plante


Erin BlaseAnne BrownRenee Chizek
Abigail CapaulCharlotte EamesJames Ehlenz
Ben HugoWill HugoJanelle Karlsrud
Anya KlaassenJosh KrauskopfChristine Kullman
Anissa LubbersDavid Philip NorrisGary Peterson
Ricardo RileyAnthony Tallarico