Harmony, Hope & Healing to Perform with Atlanta Homeward Choir in Fight Against Homelessness

December 7, 2018

For the longest night of the year, Harmony, Hope & Healing is teaming up to shed light on homelessness across the country.

Our Small Forces partner Harmony, Hope & Healing is collaborating with the Atlanta Homeward Choir to perform at Old St. Patrick’s Church for the Chicago Homeless Persons Memorial. Both choirs help homeless persons heal on their journey to housed using the power of music. By building a positive community for homeless persons, the choirs hope to empower the individuals they serve.

This is a highly anticipated collaboration that’s gained much community support. Spirit Airlines provided plane tickets free of charge to help bring 12 men from the Atlanta Homeward Choir to Chicago, while The Crowne Plaza Chicago is providing hotel accommodations throughout their stay. With all of this preparation, the choirs encourage community members to attend a performance in honor of those suffering from homelessness.

Together, the choirs will perform two shows on December 18th. The first will take place at noon in the Daley Center Plaza, featuring Christmas songs and classic favorites. Then, the choirs will move to Old St. Pat’s church for the Homeless Person’s Memorial at 6 pm. The memorial is being put on by Ignatian Spirituality Project, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, Harmony, Hope & Healing, Old St. Patrick’s Church, and Franciscan Outreach.

So, how did these two life-changing choirs come together? It all started at a street choir conference earlier this year, when Harmony, Hope & Healing’s Marge Nykaza met the Atlanta Homeward Choir’s Dónal Noonan. The choir directors knew immediately that they wanted to collaborate. And now, with the support of so many community members, leaders, and corporations, they’re making a joyful noise in solidarity with homeless persons across the country.

You can help support this important cause by attending one of their December 18th performances.

Tuesday, December 18th 2018

Noon Performance

Richard Daley Center Plaza (indoors)

50 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602

Evening Performance (Prelude at 6, Concert at 6:30)

Old St. Patrick’s Catholic Church

700 West Adams, Chicago, IL 60661

For more information, visit the websites of Harmony, Hope & Healing and the Atlanta Homeward Choir.

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