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'the Listening Room' at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park Presents: "A Night of Light" with Annie Sander and Shawn Christopher

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Cori Cooper

On Friday, August 1st at 8:00pm, two local Christian artists, Annie Sander and Shawn Christopher, will perform in 'the Listening Room' at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake, IL. These artists combine their passion for R&B Soul and Contemporary Christian music to inspire all music lovers. These Chicago artists also share a single focus; the eradication of human trafficking both domestically and abroad. "A Night of Light" is an intimate evening of music where the artists will combine their passion of music to motivate others towards awareness and action. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. To reserve your tickets today, visit or call 815-455-8000.

Annie Sander, originally from the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, has been a front vocalist for popular Chicago gigging bands, recorded corporate jingles across the U.S., and has been a worship leader and vocal director for over thirteen years at both Willow Creek Community Church and The Compass Church in Naperville, Illinois. Annie's ministry career has provided her unique opportunities to lead worship alongside award-winning Christian artists, such as Darlene Zchech and Tommy Walker. In 2008, Annie accomplished one of her greatest personal goals by recording her first solo, entitled "Brighter Day". Her debut album gained the attention of a Chicago Christian promoter, which connected her to perform with many notable artists, such as: Jeremy Camp on his "Unplugged" tour, Rebecca St. James on her "Passion and Purity" tour, as well as record with Grammy-winner, Richard Marx.

Prior to Shawn Christopher's extensive involvement in Willow Creek Church, she has had an incredible music career that began in 1982. Shawn has recorded No. 1 Billboard hits, such as "Don't Lose the Magic" and "Sweet Freedom", which led to her touring the world with the likes Chaka Khan. The Christian Broadcasting Network has covered Shawn's music career and story, which can be read here: Shawn is passionate about issues within the compassion and justice ministry, specifically human trafficking. Her foundation, "We Need Your Light", is a ministry that partners with churches and non-profit organizations to help raise funds and awareness to stop human trafficking.

Come to 'the Listening Room' on August 1st at 8:00pm to hear the music of Annie Sander and Shawn Christopher. Tickets are $15 in advance and can be purchased at or by contacting the Box Office and asking for Roger (815)-455-8000. If online sales have not sold out, tickets can also be purchased at the door for $20. Lakeside encourages people to purchase tickets in advance. If you purchase tickets at the door on 8/1, however, please arrive by 7:30pm. A cash bar is also available during the concert. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit 'the Listening Room' is located within Lakeside Legacy Arts Park at 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake, IL. Lakeside Legacy is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, and is also home to the Historic Dole Mansion.

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