Concert for Haiti at Vassar College

Hundreds of voices and instruments will resound with support for Haiti in the Vassar College Chapel on Saturday, April 24, 2010. “Harmony and Hope: A Musical Bridge to  Haiti,” will feature performances by ten musical ensembles drawn from Vassar College as well as from the Hudson Valley community. The concert will benefit the rebuilding of the Holy Trinity Music School in Port-au-Prince. “During the recent earthquake in Haiti, the Holy Trinity Music School, part of the historic Holy Trinity Cathedral complex in Port-au-Prince, was completely destroyed. The Salle St. Cécile, Haiti’s only concert hall, along with all of the school’s instruments and musical facilities, were lost,” noted Kathryn Libin, associate professor of music and chair of the Department of Music at Vassar. “Our goal with this concert is to help Haiti to restore this essential part of its musical culture and, through the healing power of music, to recover from its many losses. Please join us in this musical celebration.”

Sponsored by the Vassar College Department of Music and the Vassar Haiti Project, the benefit concert will begin at 7:00pm in the Vassar Chapel. Tickets are $10 for students; $20 for general admission (minimum donation). Donations of $50 and above will include admission to a post-concert President’s Reception. Tickets will be available in advance at the College Center Information Desk, located on the first floor of Vassar’s historic Main Building or for further information, contact the Vassar Haiti Project (845) 797-2123 or haitiproject@vassar.edu.

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