On Sunday, March 14, 2021, in commemoration of International Women’s Month, five community choirs will join together to present a benefit concert on behalf of SafeHouse Denver. The re-imagined event will take place as a livestream event at 4:00 pm. The program is free to attend, but donations are appreciated and encouraged. To watch the broadcast go to: www.coloradohebrewchorale.org/2020/11/12/sing-out-for-safehouse-2021
Kol Nashim, the women’s choir of the Colorado Hebrew Chorale, has a dual mission of preserving, promoting, and celebrating Jewish music, while also concertizing to raise funds and awareness on behalf of domestic violence survivors locally and in Israel. For more on Kol Nashim, go to www.coloradohebrewchorale.org.
In 2017 Leah Peer, Kol Nashim Founder and Music Director, conceived of the idea of a collaborative concert to benefit SafeHouse. Now a biennial event, the upcoming 2021 event features Kol Nashim, Colorado Hebrew Chorale, Denver Children’s Choir Fourteeners, Denver Chorale, and Denver Women’s Chorus.
Each choir will present a song chosen for its ability to inspire and empower. Kol Nashim will present the world premiere of a piece by Denver composer Nili Abrahamsson. Baruch She’asani Isha (Women’s Song) sets to music a poem written in 1969 by Israeli poet Esther Raab. The Hebrew text is in the voice of a grown woman who rejoices in being a woman and reflects upon the girl who still lives in her heart.
Even though Sing Out for SafeHouse will not be in-person this year, the community and healing connection will continue to uplift. Music heals, and on Sunday, March 14, hundreds of choir members will raise their voices on behalf of domestic violence survivors and that is healing itself.
Financial support for this event has been received from SCFD (the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District) and the Rose Community Foundation. 100% of the donations received will support survivors of domestic violence at SafeHouse Denver, and will be matched by an anonymous donor. https://www.coloradogives.org/singout2020
SafeHouse Denver is the only agency in the City and County of Denver that provides a full continuum of care for survivors of domestic violence and their children. The agency’s core services include: a 24-Hour Crisis and Information Line; an Emergency Shelter; a Non-Residential Counseling and Advocacy Center; an Extended Stay Program; and Community Education. All services are provided at no cost to the survivor and are made possible through the generosity of a caring community.
For more information about the concert, contact Leah Peer at KNinfo@coloradohebrewchorale.org
Need help for yourself or someone you know? Don’t wait, call the SafeHouse Denver Crisis and Information Line at 303-318-9989.