Benefit Recital featuring:
Kayla Jones, pianist
May 28, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Gussman Concert Hall
Lorton Performing Arts Center
University of Tulsa Campus
550 S. Gary Place Tulsa, OK 74104
The program will include works by Beethoven, Bach/Busoni, and Ernesto Lecuona. The recital is free and open to the public, with donations being accepted. All donations are tax deductible and will go to support the Parish of Sts. Peter and Paul for the completion of their construction of a chapel dedicated to St. Toribio Romo.
About the Artist:
Kayla Jones is a Catholic woman, wife, homeschooling mother, and classical pianist from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Prior to her marriage in 2006, she was studying to be a concert pianist. She has tutored under many excellent teachers, including Mr. Elwyn Ratliff in Tulsa, and Dr. Roger Price of the University of Tulsa, with whom she has studied for over 10 years. She also spent a year studying with the internationally acclaimed Portuguese pianist Sequeira Costa at the University of Kansas. She has won awards and recognition through many competitions and masterclasses in Oklahoma and surrounding states throughout high school and college. Discerning a vocation to marriage and family life, Kayla chose not to pursue a career as a concert pianist, and now stays home to nurture, raise, and educate her children. She seeks for opportunities to use her musical gifts for the glory of God and the edification of the Church. She served as music director of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church for a few years, and now teaches a small number of piano students from home.
About the Chapel:
The parish of Sts. Peter and Paul has been collecting funds for several years to build a chapel in honor of St. Toribio Romo, patron saint of immigrants, and one of the priests martyred by the Mexican government during the 1920’s persecution of the Catholic faith in Mexico known as the Christeros War. This chapel is intended to make St. Toribio Romo more widely known, and to provide support and sanctuary for the many immigrants who have flocked to this diocese for their spiritual needs. This year, as rising construction costs have increased the amount of money necessary for the completion of the chapel, Kayla is offering this concert as a way to help the parish raise additional funds.