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Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto

115 Simpson Avenue

Toronto, ON M4K 1A1

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Hi there! My name is Tim Bartsch. I have been living with HIV for more than 21 years now. Not until this year did I have the consent of the professor who infected me to tell this story.

This fundraising concert is a dream come true for me because, after 12+ years of trying, I finally have a band to back my songs and the opportunity to record my rock opera 'Southern Time's overture album, 'Lost in Love'.

This is what monies raised from this fundraising concert will make possible ~ the recording of the band here in Toronto, and then the Ugandan backup singers when we all meet in Amsterdam in July to perform and present at the World AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018).

The lineup for the 'Southern Time Band' for June 30th includes: 'T' (aka Tim Bartsch) - lead singer, electric piano; Kobena Aquaa-Harrison - guitars, percussion; Bryant Didier - upright bass; Adam Warner - drums; and jazz legend Earle Davis - trumpet, synthesizer.

HIV is not the disease it used to be. People living with it are now living full and productive lives, and are in serodiscordant (where one person is positive and the other is negative) relationships because of U=U (undetectable viral load = untransmittable), and other scientific advances, yet the STIGMA from having HIV still remains and hurts. Oh God, does it hurt.

This is where projects like mine come in -- to show the world that people living with HIV are not victims, are not criminals, that we are capable, responsible and living life to its extreme fullest.

If you've ever wanted to 'make the world a better place', AND enjoy an evening of excellent musicians performing the highest caliber of music in a 'jazzy-classical art rock style', please join us for this life-changing event!

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