Music for the Caring Soul
Benefit for the American Cancer Society

On Sunday, July 31, 2005 Matt performed a benefit concert for the America Cancer Society and the Forest Lake Relay For Life. The concert was held at Hosanna Lutheran Church in Forest Lake Minnesota.

Special guests that evening included vocalist Katy Gross, pianist Heidi Sapa, and violinst Clare Maturen. Throughout the evening, the audience also joined in singing numbers, and during "The Washington Post March" a group of audience members led by Judy Marleau marched throughout the church.

It was a great evening of music enjoyed by all who attended.

Plans are already being made for next year's concert, so check back in the spring of '06!

Matt Haider and Friends

Pearl Hartman celebrating her 91st birthday

Audience Member Pearl Hartman celebrated her 91st birthday at the concert when the crowd sang Happy Birthday to her.

Matt Haider performing his solo pieces

Matt performing some of his solo pieces.

Matt Haider and pianist Heidi Sapa

Matt and pianist Heidi Sapa before they begin a piece.

The finale, God Bless America

The finale of the evening was God Bless America, performed by all the musicians with audience participation.