Singing City Choir’s Fall Concert – Street Requiem
Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 3pm in the Sanctuary
With Corinn Altomare, mezzo-soprano, and Colin Doyle, tenor.
Ticket: $25; $10 for students; church members receive a ticket price discount -contact Holly (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the church office (email@example.com) for more info-
www.singingcity.org or 267-519-5322
“Singing City will perform the Philadelphia premiere of Street Requiem. This 50-minute cantata, written in 2014 by Australian composers Kathleen McGuire, Andy Payne, and Jonathon Welch, features a powerful variety of musical styles, ranging from gospel to South African freedom music. It was written to bring a sense of peace, remembrance and hope to communities struggling with homelessness.
Special guests Rabbi David Straus and Rev. Rebecca Fitzpatrick will lead the choir and audience in a remembrance of those who have lost their lives on the streets. A collection of clothing and other items will benefit the Bethesda Project, a local organization that serves the homeless in Philadelphia.
The work of Shoot from Within Photography will be on display – selected photos from “Perseverance with Dignity,” a series of images depicting homeless people in Philadelphia. Of this series, photographer Chris Brown says ‘I wanted to catch the soul of the person through their eyes. I don’t want someone to say, ‘I pity them.’ My photographs aren’t about pity. They’re about empathy.'”