Benefit Concert for those affected by Hurricane Sandy

Benefit Concert for those affected by Hurricane Sandy
Featuring members of The Mystic Chorale
And The Family Folk Chorale
Sunday December 16, 2012, 3:30 pm
First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington

Arlington, MA – A benefit concert to help those adversely affected by Hurricane Sandy will take place on Sunday, December 16th at 3:30 pm at First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington (630 Mass Ave, Arlington at the intersection of Mass Ave and Pleasant Street/Rte. 60). Suggested donation $10 at the door, additional donations are encouraged. Doors open at 3:00 pm.

The fundraiser will bring together two Arlington based choral groups. Each is part of a growing movement of alternative choruses, groups that do not sing the standard classical repertoire. Both groups invite their audiences to sing along as chorus and audience become a living community. The Mystic Chorale directed by Nick Page will celebrate folk songs by Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Holly Near and others. The Family Folk Chorale led by Chris Eastburn will lead us all in beloved Beatles songs, including the children singing a mesmerizing version of John Lennon’s “Imagine.” The fundraiser will end with a rousing Gospel-style rendition of Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” in celebration of the hundredth anniversary of his birth. With a hundred and seventy voices plus a full house of fellow souls, our voices will be heard and through our contributions, change will be made. You don’t have to be a singer to attend, but you may find yourself singing along anyway.

For twenty-two years, the Mystic Chorale has thrilled many thousands with their concert-sings. In addition to their three seasons a year performed in Boston, they have toured to Costa Rica, Ireland, Germany, as well as several trips to New York City. Their founder/director Nick Page is a choral composer with over eighty published works, including premieres at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. More info at

The Family Folk Chorale is a multi-generational chorus with members aged 3-89, who bring together the spirited energy of children, the honesty of teenagers coming of age, and the experience of adulthood and elders as they all come shining through and raise their voices in harmony. More info at

Proceeds from the fundraiser will be donated to Occupy Sandy, a coordinated relief effort to distribute resources and volunteers to help neighborhoods and people affected by Hurricane Sandy. For more information or to volunteer, visit

If would like to make a donation to the Occupy Sandy relief effort, you may either donate on-line at or send a check, made out to Occupy Sandy/AfGJ (addressed to Alliance for Global Justice, 1247 E. St, SE, Washington, DC 2003.) You may use the receipt from your on-line donation for admission to this event.

This benefit concert is co-sponsored by Occupy Arlington and members of First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington. For more information, please email Oakes at

Media Contact:
Mystic Chorale, Inc.
Mindy Benson

(Posted on behalf of Occupy Arlington)