Voices from the Heart prepares to take off for South Africa this summer on a musical and humanitarian tour. “Cape Town, here we come!” exudes Director Joanne Connolly, “But before we go, we will sing a stateside concert with 200 women's voices on Saturday, June 2 at 4:00 and 7:30 p.m. at South Church, 292 State Street in Portsmouth. Connolly and the women of Voices from the Heart will take the audience on a musical adventure of South African and American Gospel music. “This amazing journey to South Africa has been two years in the planning. We have set up concerts with South African choral groups, commissioned South African Xhosa composer, Bongani Magatyana, to write a piece just for Voices, and raised money for our South African humanitarian cause, “Music Works,” an organization that works with under-served children in the Cape Town area, giving them musical performance experiences and music therapy,” shares Connolly. To donate or to find out more about Voices' South African plans, you can visit voicesfromtheheart.org. “Because South African audiences will be looking for deeply American music from Voices during our tour, we will perform some great gospel pieces we’ll also perform for the Portsmouth audiences”, explains Connolly. Joining Voices in our June 2nd concert will be Matt Jenson on piano with his trio, Winston Maccow on bass and Zeke Martin on percussion, to make the singing soar; and Randy Armstrong and the djembe goblet drums to ramp up the African beat! This concert is sure to lift spirits and get you dancing in the aisle. Don't miss Voices from the Heart’s “Walkin' in the Light!” Tickets are available now in RiverRun Bookstore at 32 Daniel Street, Portsmouth; and on line at brownpapertickets.com or at the Voices’ website, voicesfromtheheart.org. Seats will go quickly for the 4:00 and 7:30 shows, $12 in advance, and $15 at the door. Get yours soon! Please call Joanne Connolly at (207) 451-9346 with any questions.