Bread & Roses benefit concert to be followed by Geneva Steeple Walk
|Bread & Roses (Submitted photo)|
Bread & Roses women’s chorus, directed by Peggy Safford, will present a holiday concert titled “Feliz Dias Festivos!” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, in Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb.
The chorus membership includes Geneva, St. Charles and other area residents, including Lynn Fisher McCanne and her group FUUsion, which also provides music for selected Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva services.
The concert will feature an interlude of dance performed by Los Rayitos del Sol, a children’s dance troupe sponsored by Conexion Comunidad. Proceeds from the concert will benefit Conexion Comunidad.
The music will celebrate the holiday season with selections that transport the audience to Africa, Spain and Jamaica, as well as the snowy woods of Robert Frost’s early America. More than half the songs are performed a cappella; a number are accompanied by instrumental musicians including bass and handbells.
A free-will donation will be accepted at the door, and a reception follows the concert.
The members of Bread & Roses say they use their voices to inspire and delight, delivering messages of peace, justice, women’s empowerment and acceptance for all. They also put their words into action by donating the proceeds from concerts to local organizations serving people in need.
Bread & Roses also will perform at the popular Steeple Walk, featuring different artists at four Geneva churches Sunday afternoon, Dec. 9. For details on Steeple Walk, visit www.genevadowntown.org/geneva_illinois_festivals_events/cultural_arts_commission/steeple-walk/#more-4820.
To learn more about the chorus, visit www.breadandroseschorus.org or visit Facebook.
A DeKalb County nonprofit organization, Conexion Comunidad serves more than 500 clients a year. It provides information, education, resources and services to the Latino community and promotes Latino heritage, community awareness, intercultural understanding and leadership development for adults and children. It receives no federal or state support, and more than 80 percent of its revenues come from contributions and foundational support for its classes, services and advocacy activities.