The Bread & Roses fall concert Nov. 19, “Singing Songs of Generosity and Gratitude,” is a mix of inspirational songs, Christmas and Hanukkah favorites and some just for fun.
There are powerful a cappella pieces and accompanied arrangements with instruments ranging from a piano, drum, guitar, flute to a glockenspiel. Selections include Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” “Prayer of the Children,” “Water is Life – Mni Wiconi,” written in tribute to the Standing Rock Sioux tribal members and others protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline, and “When the Song of the Angels is Stilled.”
The concert will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 N. Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb. Doors open at 2 p.m. for an opportunity to bid on some silent auction items, such as a Wine and Chocolate Basket, a Movie Night Out Basket or any number of items donated by chorus members and individuals and businesses in the community.
The concert, directed by Peggy Safford, begins at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary. Free-will donations will be accepted.
Bread & Roses chorus members, who come together from Geneva, St. Charles, Batavia, DeKalb and beyond, donate the proceeds from most concerts to local organizations serving people in need.
The proceeds from this concert will go into the chorus’ own Festival Scholarship Fund to assist chorus members in attending the Sister Singers Choral Festival in Grand Rapids next July. To ensure that all members who would like to go are able to, the proceeds from this and the spring concert will help to offset some of the expenses of participating in this event.
A punch reception will follow the concert, along with a bake sale.
For information, visit www.breadandroseschorus.org or the Bread & Roses Facebook page.