Singer dares to forgive

Surrey concert marks Gina Williams’ return to stage as a concert pianist.

Gina Williams

Gina Williams

A Surrey songwriter will let go of a painful past and returning to her abandoned career as a classical pianist when she hits the stage next weekend.

Gina Williams presents The Dare Concert at the Bell Centre for the Performing Arts on Oct. 20.

“For years I trained to become a concert pianist but somewhere down this path my dreams were snuffed … by prejudice, judgment and my own fear,” explained Williams. “By the time I finished my master’s degree in piano performance, I vowed I would never play as a classical pianist again.”

Williams has performed worldwide and composed the anthem Glory for Grenada’s 25th Anniversary of Independence. As well as singing, composing and producing albums and concerts, Williams has acted on film and television. She played the role of a singer in the Russian film Love is the Best Medicine, where she wrote and performed the theme song You Are Not Alone.

Partial proceeds from The Dare will benefit the Metro Vancouver Dream Centre Society, the BC Cancer Society and ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency) Canada. Sponsorship packages are available. Email thedare2012@gmail.com for details.

Tickets for the concert are $27 for adults or $22 each for groups of 10. Reserve by calling 604-507-6355.

Surrey North Delta Leader