Broadway singer to perform at Woodstock church Sunday

Sandra Turley

Sandra Turley, a Broadway performer and singer, will sing and speak at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 6 p.m. Sunday in Woodstock.

Turley said she has never been to Woodstock, but knows local author Jason Wright, who asked her “to come and speak to friends of faith in the Woodstock area and we are thrilled to make the little road trip this Sunday.”

Turley has performed on Broadway as Cosette in “Les Miserables,” sang for the 2004 Republican National Convention, performed as Ariel in Disney World’s stage production of “The Little Mermaid,” and has released two albums for Shadow Mountain Records, “Sandra Turley: On Broadway and Inside My Soul.”

She has selected a few of her favorite songs to “move us through a night of talking about our connections with each other as friends and with our loving Father in heaven,” she said of her visit to the Woodstock church.

Song selections include “Think of Me” from “Phantom of the Opera,” “For Good” from “Wicked,” as they “lend themselves to reflection on our relationships with each other,” she said.

“As a busy mom of four children, I carefully plan the times that I travel to different places in the country to sing and speak, usually one to two times a month,” she said. “Since we live just a few hours away, this event in Woodstock is extra special because my whole family will not only join me at the event, but also take part in the program.”

She added that her children have also prepared a song called “The Miracle” that helps them express their love of Christ and how they are learning about him.

“Our family is excited to see Woodstock for the first time and to make new friends there,” she added.

Contact staff writer Kaley Toy at 540-465-5137 ext. 176, or ktoy@nvdaily.com