Free concert to raise awareness of mental health, suicide

Presbyterian Church of Cloquet to host fundraiser Nov. 22

Presbyterian Church of Cloquet
Presbyterian Church of Cloquet will host a mental health and suicide awareness concert Nov. 22. (Pine Journal file)

There will be a free concert at the Presbyterian Church of Cloquet at 47 4th Street, 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22. Free-will donations will be accepted and go to mental health and suicide awareness in Carlton County.

Jim Sheetz, music director at the church, was inspired to organize "On a Clear Day: A Concert of Hope, Strength and Wisdom" after his sister, Diana Carlton, took her life in January 2012 at age 60. She had been diagnosed with anxiety and depression.

“She was artistic and talented,” Sheetz said. “She was a designer.”

The Cloquet High School Choir will sing “You Will Be Found" from the musical "Dear Evan Hansen," the story of a young man with social anxiety disorder. Other performers include the Presbyterian and Zion church choirs and organist Marge Stillwell. Larissa Donnelly and Sheetz, who has performed with Duluth's Lyric Opera of the North, will serve as directors.

The guest speaker is Jo Angell and guest artists are Jen Burleigh-Bentz, Howard Rempel and Jerry Rubino.


“Come listen to a few words and some beautiful music,” Sheetz said.

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