Boston-area Musicians to Inspire Hope

Charity Concert at Club Passim will benefit The Home for Little Wanderers

BOSTON, MA — Boston-area musicians will participate in a benefit concert at Club Passim, 47 Palmer Street in Cambridge, Sunday, May 31, 7 p.m. to raise money for The Home for Little Wanderers, the nation’s oldest child and family service agency. The concert is being organized by Strike a Chord Concerts for Charity, which has raised more than $12,000 through seven concerts in two years for Boston-area area non-profits. Club Passim will donate proceeds from the event to The Home. Tickets will be $13/$15 and can be purchased by calling 617-492-7679.

"In the current economic climate, support from groups like Strike a Chord Concerts for Charity is valued more than ever," said Lisa Rowan-Gillis, Vice President of Development and Public Relations. "Money raised from this concert will provide critical support and services to thousands of children at risk and their families in The Home’s programs across Eastern Massachusetts. We are pleased that Strike a Chord has chosen The Home for Little Wanderers this year and thank them for their support."

Featured musicians for the May 31 concert include Dan Cloutier of Upton (www.dancloutiermusic.com and www.myspace.com/dancloutiermusic), Susan Levine of Newburyport (www.susanjlevine.com and www.myspace.com/susanjlevine), Oen Kennedy of Holliston (www.myspace.com/oenkennedy), Thea Hopkins of Somerville (www.theahopkins.com and www.myspace.com/theahopkins), Craig Sonnenfeld of Brookline (www.craigsonnenfeld.com and www.myspace.com/craigsonnenfeld), Kim Jennings of Worcester (www.kimjenningsmusic.com and www.myspace.com/kimberleyjennings), and Joe Fredette (www.myspace.com/joefredette). Award-winning educator and poet Lawrence Johnson of Sharon will start off the evening with an original poem. Samples of musicians’ songs can be heard at www.myspace.com/strikeachordmusicians.

About Strike a Chord Concerts for Charity
Strike a Chord Concerts for Charity is an ongoing effort to support nonprofit organizations by raising money and awareness through concerts supported by Boston-area musicians. More than $12,000 has been raised through seven concerts in two years for: The Gulf 2 Fund, based in Holliston, which sends weekly care packages to local troops serving in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as School on Wheels (www.sowma.org), which provides educational advocacy and resources to children experiencing homelessness. The second Strike a Chord benefit for School on Wheels is being planned for October. More than 30 musicians from Greater Boston have donated their time, talents, and resources in helping to make the Strike a Chord benefits successful. For more information, visit www.myspace.com/strikeachordmusicians.

About Club Passim
Passim Folk Music and Cultural Center is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to the cultivation and preservation of folk music.  Through its diverse programming Club Passim, the Passim School of Music, the Passim Archives, and Culture for Kids; Passim Center reaches out to people of all ages, backgrounds, and communities. For more than 50 years in the heart of Harvard Square, the Passim Center has been a cornerstone of the arts community of New England, fostering both performers and audiences alike. For more information, visit http://www.clubpassim.org/.

 

 

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