For the past 25 years, talented volunteer musicians of Northeast Ohio, known as the Good Tidings Benefit Choir, have come together to raise funds for the Geauga Hunger Task Force. The need for local food pantries has increased dramatically, particularly in visits from the senior population. Last year, food pantries served 4,256 Geauga County families in need. With 7 weeks remaining in the year, the Geauga Hunger Task Force has already provided food to more families than in 2013.
The Task Force is supported by generous food and monetary donations from the community. Due to federal cuts, the local food banks have had to work harder to keep our neighbors fed. The Good Tidings Benefit Choir will be performing many Christmas selections including a portion of GF Handel’s “Messiah.” Pilgrim Brass will perform at both concerts, “10 or 4,” a southern gospel group on Saturday; and an Appalachian string group, “The Sounds of the Little River,” on Sunday.
The performances will be December 6, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. and December 7, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Regina Mundi Chapel, located at the Notre Dame Education Center, 13000 Auburn Road in Chardon, Ohio, home of the Sisters of Notre Dame. There is no charge for the performances but a goodwill offering will be taken. Reservations are not necessary.
The choir is under the direction of Robert Boles, Aubrey Woods, and accompanied by Joy Leirer and Kaitlin Emmert on violin. The fine soloists this season will be Robert Boles, Chris Condon, Laura Christian, Sara Hamrick, Pat Heinz, Colleen Juhasz, Charles Moosbrugger, Kathy Muzik, Katie Paskey, and Aubrey Woods. The attendees will also be invited to join in the Hallelujah Chorus.
The Geauga Hunger Task Force is a volunteer organization established in 1977 whose mission is to ensure that no resident of Geauga County goes hungry. This is accomplished by seven food pantries located throughout the county that provide emergency food. Please consider attending this wonderful event and extending your neighbors a loving hand.