This concert is about carving out a soft place to land. Whether it’s the part-time second job, a friend’s couch, or a moment of music on our iPhones, it’s what we need to keep going. Often, that’s what keeps us from falling harder and getting back up.
In the DC Metro area, and especially in Fairfax County, where VCS started, we are blessed with resources that allow us many places of “rest.” And because of that, most of us get back up.
Can you imagine having to face the daily fight without the things that allow us to cope?
Two years ago, through his work with Sydney Guillaume — whose Musique we sang in October 2016 — Mike got to know about BLUME Haiti. The US-based nonprofit uses music as a tool to create an opportunity to transform the life trajectory of children in Haiti, awakening potential and developing leadership skills. But in a place that has the temerity to continue existing despite immense odds, the kids lacked basics. As Mike puts it, “The music stands meant taping sheet music to the back of the kid in front of you.”
Haiti has a rich cultural history and heritage that gets completely overshadowed. And just as the country was getting back up on its feet after the 2010 earthquake, Hurricane Matthew plowed through. We can think of no better partnership in this season’s concert for a cause than to partner with BLUME Haiti.
Please join us!
We sing REQUIEM FOR THE LIVING at 7:30 pm, Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Vienna Baptist Church (541 Marshall Road SW, Vienna, VA 22180).
Youth (14 and younger) FREE when accompanying a ticket payer
Tickets are now available online and through the choir.