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Washington Adventist University to Host Thursday Evening Concert with Laura Morena

Takoma Park, MD (June 14, 2017) Washington Adventist University (WAU) will host a concert on Thursday, June 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church on campus. The free concert, which is open to the public, will feature music by Laura Morena. She released her first solo album, “Manhã,” in 2010 and her first DVD and second album, “Mais Perto,” in 2015.

Morena is a pastor at Highland View Church in Hagerstown, along with her husband, Cesar Grassioto. They will both be on campus from June 15-17 to participate as speakers in WAU’s Summer Symposium on Preaching and Urban Ministry.

Morena grew up in Brazil within a family of musicians, and she began singing at age 6. She took her passion for music with her to college in São Paulo, Brazil, where she majored in music and literature. In 2014, Morena married Grassioto, a native of São Paulo. He earned his Master of Ministry degree at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, and is currently working on his Doctorate of Ministry with an emphasis on millennials. He will lead a devotional as part of the concert.

Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church is located at 7700 Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, and free parking is available in lots across Flower Avenue and behind the church along Greenwood Avenue.

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Washington Adventist University is Montgomery County’s only four-year private college. Part of the Seventh-day Adventist system of higher education, Washington Adventist University has been educating college students since 1904 on a 19-acre campus in suburban Takoma Park, close to the nation’s capital. Approximately 1,100 students of all faiths participate in the university’s nine graduate and 42 undergraduate programs. The 2016 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked Washington Adventist University among the best regional colleges in the north.

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