V and I both love early music and it was a lovely, relaxing way to spend an evening together, away from our worries and also give back to our community. They sang a variety of holiday music so it also helped me ease into the holiday spirit.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
A Feast of Music
Last night, V and I put aside the toils of everyday and went out for a feast of the soul. We attended a holiday concert by Musick's Feast. They are a professional vocal ensemble with a focus on early music (primarily 15th century last night). They sing without accompaniment so it is just their voices blending in intricate harmonies. They have a two-fold purpose: They aim to provide high quality music and they are fighting hunger at the same time. They have actually organized into a non-profit organization, all their time is donated and 100% of all door receipts go to fighting hunger. According to their brochure, over the past 7 years that they have been doing this, they have donated $36,000 to feed the hungry. They have sent money to Heifer International, Church World Service, The Salvation Army and Mercy Corps. More locally, they have contributed to the local Table to Table Food Rescue and the local food banks and free lunch programs. Last night's proceeds were to be divided between the Salvation Army and our local Crisis Center food bank.