David Johnson Chorus sings for Damesworth
Posted: Thursday, November 24, 2011 8:01 pm
When 15-year-old Drake Damesworth of Gleason walked back into the welcoming doors of the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Ga., this past weekend, he wasn’t alone. He had with him his parents (his mom is a David Johnson Chorus soprano) and about 30 very special DJC “aunts and uncles” who couldn’t wait to sing for the folks who played a key role in his miraculous recovery from a near-fatal spinal injury more than a year ago. “This weekend we stormed Atlanta with Christmas music! We were eager to meet the staff at Shepherds and let them know how grateful we are for the work they do,” said DJC Director David Johnson. DJC sang at the Shepherd Center, the local VA Hospital, a local senior adult center and at the Snellville Church of Christ, which was so supportive of Damesworth and his parents, Alan and Andrea, during his months of treatment and rehabilitation. “I am a big believer in the concepts of returning the favor and paying it forward. These beliefs are woven into the fabric of DJC and are reflected in our performances at children’s hospitals, VA hospitals, schools and facilities such as the Shepherd Center,” Johnson said. The chorus will bring that same Christmas spirit to Dresden Saturday at 7 p.m. The concert, “Come Celebrate Christmas,” will be at the Dresden Elementary School. Tickets for adults are $10. Children and students will be admitted free. A reception will follow. For more information, contact general manager Gail Dyer at 514-0167 or follow DJC on Facebook and its website, www.davidjohnsonchorus.com.