Laura Rocklin will unveil her choral arrangement of the Heather Pick song, "Circle of Support" during a performance of "Sing for the Cure" June 12 in the Oley Speaks Auditorium at the Canal Winchester Education Center, 100 Washington St.

Laura Rocklin will unveil her choral arrangement of the Heather Pick song, "Circle of Support" during a performance of "Sing for the Cure" June 12 in the Oley Speaks Auditorium at the Canal Winchester Education Center, 100 Washington St.

Rocklin, music director at David Lutheran Church, and Charlotte Bougher, Gender Road Christian Church's music director, have pooled their talents and choir members together to perform the cantata at 8 p.m. The show is scheduled to coincide with the Canal Winchester Relay For Life on June 12.

"This music, it touches everybody," Bougher said. "There's no way you live in this world and don't have some contact with cancer. You can't simply be a bystander."

Rocklin said the performance isn't a concert; it's a "song cycle" with dialogue between songs that range from jazz, lullabies and ballads.

"It's an education," Bougher said.

"It's an experience," Rocklin added. "You will certainly leave different than when you came in."

Rocklin said song themes vary throughout "Sing for the Cure."

"It covers every viewpoint you can imagine," she said. "But it leaves you with hope."

Some songs can conjure depressing memories, Bougher said.

"Although sometimes it's painful, it's helpful," she said.

"Oh, my goodness," Rocklin said. "Be prepared. I'm just telling people, 'Make sure you bring some tissues.' But it's not all depressing."

"Valse Caprice," one selection from the cantata, touches on the ironies of acceptance with cancer treatment with lines such as "convincing myself being bald is exotic."

The community choir also will perform the world premiere of the choral arrangement of Heather Pick's "Circle of Support" song.

Rocklin received permission to create an arrangement of the song from the producer of 10TV anchor Heather Pick's solo album about her fight with cancer. Pick died last year.

"She took it and made it into a choir number," Bougher said. "It's pretty awesome."

Tickets for the show are $8. They can be purchased at David Lutheran Church, 300 Groveport Road; Gender Road Christian Church, 5336 Gender Road; and Shade on the Canal, 19 S. High St.

The show will last about an hour, leaving time for attendees to see the luminary lighting of the Relay For Life event in Canal Winchester, Rocklin said.

All proceeds from the concert will benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

The auditorium holds about 680 people.

"Our goal is to fill that auditorium," Rocklin said.

ebrooks@thisweeknews.com