Danny Gokey at the Wisconsin Club Country Club on October 19th, 2016
The annual benefit for the SHF Milwaukee Area youth and arts program celebrated its fifth gala in style at the elegant WCCC location. Auction items, cocktail hour, wonderful dining, performances by the Sophia’s Heart Choir and the foundation’s founder, Danny Gokey, topped the evening!
The Sophia’s Heart Kids Choir opened the evening’s entertainment by performing covers of pop hits and an original song, too. Danny Gokey sang, “Symptoms”, “Better Than Gold”, “Long Train Running”. The Sophia’s Heart Kids Choir returned to back Danny on, “Hope in Front of Me”, “Better Than I Found It”, “My Life” and more.
The Annual Sophia’s Heart Gala celebration consistently attracts audiences composed of corporate executives, philanthropists, community leaders and donors. Proceeds raised from the gala will support at-risk youth from the Greater Milwaukee area with after school music education and visual and media arts training with possibilities they would not be possible without the donor support.
Donations are always appreciated at sophiasheart.org
My apologies for the quality of my photos and video. The lighting was NOT ideal.
Jan’s postscript: It was so great to see Danny and Leyicet warmly visiting with the guests (not just the VIPs) throughout the evening. After the concert we spent a few minutes with Danny and the band talking about his new music. I let him know how much I like the new songs. Danny told us that his music is evolving; he was very excited for us to hear it all. Danny said he thought I would like it. I told him that I am an easy sell! 😉 He said his sound was developing beyond HIFOM (the album), that it might surprise some and he could lose a few fans. Ed reassured him that we know he has to make his music his own way (and then we laughed together on whether Danny could go any other way than what he felt?!?) He did share some information on his songs that I can’t devulge at this time. But look for TWO duets to be on this new album. And with artists that will stretch his genre of music! Stay tuned: Exciting things ahead!