Sponsored by Women’s Voices Chorus, the Summer Community Chorus is a non-auditioned group of sopranos and altos committed to the local arts scene and charitable outreach. This year they sing to benefit the Augustine Literacy Project (www.augustineproject.org). Founded in 1994 in Chapel Hill, the ALP has trained more than one thousand volunteers to provide long-term, one-on-one instruction to low-income students with reading difficulties. Whether these challenges are due to poverty alone or coupled with learning or language differences, the project’s motto holds true: “Tutor one child, change two lives.”
Come learn more about this incredible organization doing important work in our community, and then enjoy quality music directed by Allan Friedman and accompanied by Deborah Hollis. With songs featuring famous and infamous lovers from the world of literature, this free, one-hour program has something for every listener—from classic compositions by Georges Bizet, George and Ira Gershwin, and Duke Ellington to contemporary works by Eleanor Daley, Joan Szymko, and Rene Clausen. Children welcome.