March 20 New York City Concert To Benefit IOCC Haiti Relief Efforts

February 25, 2010  []

NEW YORK, NY [OCA] — In an effort help the orphaned, the sick, the suffering and the homeless of Haiti, the Cathedral of the Holy Virgin Protection, 59 East Second St., New York, NY, will host a benefit concert on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.

All proceeds from the concert will be sent to International Orthodox Christian Charities [IOCC], the Baltimore-based pan-Orthodox humanitarian agency.

Vespers with special petitions for the Haitian people and the relief workers will precede the concert.

The concert will feature the world premier of a new Passion Cantata, incorporating hymns of the Crucifixion from Great and Holy Friday. The cantata, based on ancient Russian and Georgian chant and sung a cappella in English, is the work of Robert Sirico, who composed it specifically for the occasion.

A select chamber choir, formed for the occasion, will perform under the direction of musician Nicholas Reeves.

A $20.00 donation — all of which will be sent to IOCC — is suggested.

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