Past Events

Praise Celebration 2019: A City On Fire

The Unity Performing Arts Foundation sponsored fundraising concert “A City on Fire” was a major success.  We witnessed the largest Praise Celebration concert audience to date.  Thank you, Fort Wayne! We are also appreciative to those of you who traveled from distant cities to come experience the Voices of Unity Youth Choir. ...
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Johnny Appleseed Festival | September 15, 2018

UNITY students volunteered at the St. John Lutheran Church booth at the Johnny Appleseed festival to sell pies. The festival traditionally features food, crafts, and historical demonstrations commemorating the times of John Chapman. It is always held in the third full weekend of September, at Johnny Appleseed Park.

UNITY Cookout | August 26, 2018

UNITY Cookout We had a great time on Sunday, August 26 during out UNITY Cookout at Lions Park! Staff, parents, students, board, volunteers, and friends joined us for some delicious food and fun including basketball, kickball, dancing, music, water balloons, a giant inflatable slide, and cotton candy. Thanks to everyone who...
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Senior Day 2018 | June 30, 2018

Our Class of 2018 high school seniors took part in morning sessions at Purdue University Fort Wayne on topics covering money, time and schedule management, accountability, communication, finding scholarships, relationships in college, financial literacy, and partying on campus. They concluded the evening with a limo ride for a delicious dinner...
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Expression Creative Writing Recital: Ignite | May 20, 2018

Expression students were ON FIRE during their inaugural 2018 Spring Recital entitled “Ignite”. Powerful pieces performed and written by young people between the ages of 13 and 19 set the audience ablaze with their expressive renditions on Inspiration and Reflection. Learn more about our Expression Creative Writing Program here: Artistic...
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Great American Cleanup | April 21, 2018

On Saturday, April 21, 15 UNITY students, 4 parents, and 5 staff participated in the Great American Cleanup by working at the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission. They cleaned the dining area, windows, parking lot, raked the lawns, swept the sidewalks, picked up trash, and organizing the kitchen storage. Click here...
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Ivy Tech Open House | April 17, 2018

On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, we celebrated another significant milestone in the life of Unity Performing Arts Foundation. Since the start of UNITY in 2000, we have been on the campus of Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), sharing the campus facility as a Company In Residence. That has been...
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Empowerment Camp 2018 | April 6-8, 2018

We had such a fun weekend at Camp Lutherhaven that took place on April 6-8! Thank you to all of the parents, volunteers, staff members, and speakers. We had some great sessions including self-defense, self-care, learning selflessness, and self-employment with 48 of our students. Click here to view more photos

Praise Celebration 2018: Grateful

I want to express my gratitude to all of the citizens of our city who took the time to come out and support these incredible young champions in their Praise Celebration 2018 Concert. When we pay attention to young people when they are doing something positive and exceptional we give...
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Sacred Choral Music Festival | October 15, 2017

The Voices of Unity participated in IPFW’s second annual Sacred Choral Music Festival on Sunday, October 22nd. Eleven choirs expressed their own unique sacred music style during their individual performances. The program ended with the merging of close to 353 voices singing “Build on a Rock” by Marc Hafso. Thank...
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IPFW Symphonic Band & Wind Ensemble | October 5, 2017

Great job Marshall White on being the guest narrator for A Lincoln Portrait (1942 by Aaron Copland) during IPFW Bands Symphonic Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble on Thursday, October 5, 2017.   Lincoln Portrait (also known as A Lincoln Portrait) is a classical orchestral work written by the American composer Aaron Copland. The work...
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