January 23, 2010 10:49:00 PM
The Miracles, a choir of musically-gifted adults with intellectual disabilities, will perform at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 820 Evergreen St., in Starkville Sunday, Jan. 31, at 10 a.m.
The choir is made up of 24 men and women who live at The Baddour Center, a community for adults with intellectual disability, located in Senatobia. The Miracles travel 15,000 miles and perform 80 concerts in over 40 different venues annually. Their mission is to praise God through music, bridge attitude barriers that may exist towards persons with intellectual disabilities, and share the mission of The Baddour Center.
The Miracles have performed nationwide, including at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and most recently for Focus on The Family in Colorado Springs, Colo., while maintaining a full roster of performances at Mid-South churches.
For Baddour Center residents, being part of the choir offers the opportunity to be treated as a professional musician. Members are compelling examples of how individuals with challenges can triumph, educating the public, refuting stigmas and spreading joy.
For more information about The Miracles'' performance, contact Aldersgate UMC Church at 662-323-4657.
To learn more about The Baddour Center, contact Cassie Smith at 1-888-4BADDOUR, ext. 1-231, or visit www.baddour.org.