Sunday, March 25, 2018 – Voices Creating Change Collaborative Concert
FREE to the public, donations appreciated; ALL proceeds go to Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance
--3pm – Pre-Concert Presentation
--4pm – Collaborative Concert + Silent Auction
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church | 925 84th Street | Omaha, NE 68114
The Omaha Children’s Choir believes that through music, we will give voice to the important work of the Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance. With a mission that is youth-focused like our own, Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance works to improve children’s lives by assessing homes, educating families, making informed referrals, and connecting clients to home repair services to reduce health and safety risks. In addition to its several programs and initiatives, OHKA also focus on local policy issues and advocate for the creation of a safe national infrastructure that supports healthy homes for every child. Musical selections for the collaborative concert will highlight the themes of love, family, and healthy living that are inherent to their mission. The Omaha Children’s Choir is also proud to be performing Andrea Ramsey’s But a Flint Holds Fire which was written as a response to the Flint Water Crisis. Utilizing spoken text from students affected by the poisoned water in Flint, this powerful piece will be just one of many works to be featured on the concert.
About Voices Creating Change
Through utilizing the power of people, art, and collaboration, the Omaha Children’s Choir tells the stories of organizations doing life-changing work in the local community. Knowing that music plays an important role in building awareness and empathy, we intentionally select and perform music that works to open up a space for tough conversations about the issues of our time. To recognize and support the work of the chosen beneficiary, the Omaha Children’s Choir donates 100% of our Voices Creating Change proceeds to said beneficiary. Only in its second year of existence, the semi-annual Voices Creating Change series is making a huge impact in the Omaha community. In the past two years, the Omaha Children’s Choir has raised over $4,500 for Magdalene Omaha and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands, respectively.
Interested in becoming the next Voices Creating Change beneficiary? Online applications go live on Sunday, October 15, 2017, or the date of the last Voices Creating Change concert. Applications for the 2019 Voices Creating Change beneficiary can be found through the following link: www.omahachildrenschoir.org/voices-creating-change/. Applications will open the day of our spring 2018 concert (March 25) and close at the beginning of May. Nonprofit organizations may apply themselves and community members may nominate their favorite nonprofit. After applications close, the Voices Creating Change committee reads, discusses, selects, and notifies all applicants in the pool of their choice. Questions about anything related to Voices Creating Change? Email firstname.lastname@example.org!
About the Omaha Children’s Choir
Founded in 2015, Omaha Children’s Choir exists to provide all children with an appreciation and understanding of our city’s diversity and inspire social change through the power of choral music.
For more information, contact Kaitlin Beck, Director of Marketing and Development: email@example.com