24th Annual Conference
July 28 - August 1, 2021
Presented by the St. Thomas Aquinas Society
Image used with permission of Richard George
2886 S Circle Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
July 29, 2021 (Thurs) at 7:30 PM
Pianist. Composer. Inspirational Speaker.
Born in Toronto, Canada in 1966, Eric Genuis is an acclaimed composer, virtuoso pianist, and inspirational speaker. He has recorded several CDs with the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra of all original music in addition to performing on television and scoring music for independent films. Annually, he performs hundreds of live concerts a year in the US and internationally.
His beautifully creative melodies, exquisitely combined with his own modern style, gives rise to a unique musical experience with universal appeal. When not performing in the private living rooms of the rich and famous or for large venue functions or benefits, Eric shares his gift of music with the less fortunate and suffering of the world, or as he calls them, “the forgotten”. In the same manner as with his other concerts, Eric is accompanied by world-class violinists, cellists, and vocalists. Through Eric’s foundation, Concerts for Hope, they go into rehab centers for PTSD veterans, memory care facilities, inner-city schools, and even prisons.
Visit Eric's website at ericgenuis.com.
July 30, 2021 (Fri) at 8:00 PM
To Give Hope to All The People
"I can’t explain why people have been moved to tears, as my feet slowly apply pressure to the face and neck of my guitar something happens. For as long as I could remember these toes of mine have been like fingers. God somehow has blessed me with music and the desire to persevere."
Originally from Rivas, Nicaragua, Tony was born without arms. He also had a clubbed foot due to the drug, Thalidomide, taken by his mother. At the age of one Tony's family immigrated to the USA so he could have corrective surgery on his left foot.
Tony grew up in a home where mom protected and cared greatly for him. His father encouraged and pushed him to do things on his own. As he had no arms, Tony had to learn to do almost everything with his feet. At the age of sixteen he taught himself how to play the guitar with his toes.
Tony will also be appearing at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Castle Rock, CO on
July 26th at 7:00pm.
Visit Tony's website at tonymelendez.com.
July 31, 2021 (Sat) at 8:00 PM