Singing City Concert, Sunday, Oct 21, 3pm

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 (holly@oldfirstucc.org) or the church office (admin@oldfirstucc.org) 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.'”