The Destino concert on Thurs, March 14 at Grace Mennonite Church was an exceptional display of talent, as well as showmanship. The four young stars - Roy, Joey, Rosemary and Terance - delighted crowds with everything from various Italian numbers to a contemporary piece they'd learned in the car on the way from the Winnipeg International Airport to Steinbach. Gospel singer Terance gave a heartfelt introduction to a medley including "Great is Thy Faithfulness," "His Eye is on the Sparrow," and "Amazing Grace." He said he hoped it blessed the crowd like it blesses his group each time they sing it together. You could see smiles and tears as the crowd took in these familiar numbers. Applause erupted after the four members of Destino finished the medley with unaccompanied four-part harmony. Throughout the night, it must be said that Roy Tan, also known as "Roy Pod" truly lived up to his reputation as a virtuosic pianist. Rosemary Siemens also brought rich accompaniment expressed with the $15,000 bow she received as a gift and the 300 year old violin which she carries from concert to concert in a dazzling case covered in sparkles.

Destino also performed some familiar contemporary numbers: "You Raise Me Up" and "Yesterday." "A Mother's Love" touched hearts and ushered in their final, closing number "New York, New York" - performed for the first time by Destino on our Steinbach stage.

Thanks to Destino for this amazing performance and for staying around after the show for photos and autographs. Thank you to all the volunteers and sponsors who made this concert possible, and to all our community members who came out. For more on Destino, visit their website www.destino4.com

Submitted by Shannon Neufeld, Marketing Coordinator

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The Steinbach Arts Council, an umbrella organization for performing and visual arts groups, enriches the lives of our community through development of local artists and musicians and exposure to professional art forms. The Steinbach Cultural Arts Centre is a home for all these groups and their programs. It’s purpose is to create an environment where all arts disciplines can work together under one roof and share their resources and their talents with each other, and the entire Arts Community!

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