Thursday, October 14, 2010
Resounding Harmony choir raises money for North Texas Food Bank
They will collect donations at their November 10 concert.
DALLAS On November 10, 2010, Dallas’ original philanthropic chorus Resounding Harmony will once again take the stage at the Meyerson Symphony Center to bring awareness to the presence of hunger in the North Texas area. Working with the North Texas Food Bank for the third year in a row, the chorus hopes to make a significant dent in feeding the hungry in North Texas this holiday season with their concert, A Suppertime Celebration.
“In the 28-year history of NTFB, never has the need been greater,” said Jan Pruitt, president and CEO since 1997. “In fact every month, on average, the number of people served by our food pantries alone would fill the new Cowboys Stadium two-and-half times.” Last year, the chorus raised enough funds for more than 100,000 meals and hopes to surpass that with this concert and other efforts.
In the capable hands of well-known Dallas conductor Dr. Timothy Seelig, the music will span back generations with songs around the supper table that will remind the audience of experiences with family and friends and food through the years. The food and home related songs, running the gamut from the church suppers and family reunions of our childhood to the sometimes hectic “supper on the run” that we see today, the chorus will bring new awareness to the need for helping North Texas’ hungry here in the Dallas area.
Concert repertoire includes “Nobody Knows (the Trouble I’ve Seen),” a soulful arrangement of a familiar old spiritual that paints, in rich harmony, the despair one feels in times of trouble. “Gloria Fanfare” contrasts with magic in syncopation – music so glorious it sets the spirit free with joy. Rutter’s “Home is That Special Kind of Feeling” continues the sense and hope that better times are on the way. Along with John Lennon’s “Imagine,” Dolly Parton’s crystal “Light of a Clear Blue Morning” will grab your heart and not let go. The food/home theme sweeps on with the Broadway-like “Batch of Cookies,” written on the premise that there is almost nothing a warm cookie can’t fix. And with apologies to George Frederick Handel (or would he be proud?), the concert continues with a Texas twist on the familiar “Hallelujah Chorus,” aptly titled “Jalepeno Chorus.” Expect peals of laughter to ripple throughout.
Donations can be made online by clicking the Virtual Food Bank icon on the chorus website. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring non-perishable food to the lobby of the Meyerson on the evening of November 10, where the food will be collected by chorus members for the food bank.
Source: Resounding Harmony
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