This past Monday, New York Polyphony took part in summer music series Beacon Hill Concerts in the Poconos. Aside from being an opportunity to create music in an intimate space and indulge in 5-voice textures with special guest artist Eric Brenner, the concert marked our first appearance as Donor Artists for the organization Sing for Hope.
Sing for Hope is a charitable organization that mobilizes more than 600 professional artists – from classical musicians to photographers to Broadway performers – in volunteer service programs that benefit schools, hospitals, and communities. In our case, they helped us turn a small concert in the mountains of Pennsylvania into an event for Pakistani flood relief where the proceeds of our CD sales were donated to the organization Oxfam International. (Read about Oxfam here.)
The humanitarian situation in Pakistan is growing more dire by the day. The worst flooding the country has seen in 80 years has killed hundreds and displaced 20 million people. Oxfam has already helped bring relief to an estimated 182,000 people in the north of Pakistan. But they are still short of reaching their goal of providing clean water, sanitation kits and hygiene supplies to the estimated 14 million people affected.
If you would like to help Oxfam reach its goal of $6 million, please consider making a donation.