The Pihcintu Chorus is a multi-national refugee and immigrant girls’ chorus based in Portland, Maine. It was started by songwriter Con Fullam as a way to help restart the young lives of kids who had seen too much of war, famine, and refugee camps. These amazing young people have performed all over the United States, including the White House and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. There are lots of videos on YouTube if you’re curious, but hearing them in person and meeting them afterward is nothing short of inspiring. They are fabulous!
Linda Ashe-Ford and Family Ministries are organizing special pre-concert activities for kids and their families in the Great Hall. We certainly hope our St. Paul’s kids will be involved, but we are also reaching out beyond our parish walls. The vision for these crucial 45 minutes with the kids will be a conversation about how they can be open and welcoming to our guests who come from a variety of different countries, ones very different from ours.
There will be a reception following the concert, at which you can meet and talk with the members of the group. We hope you can join us for a very special and unforgettable afternoon. A free-will offering will be taken, all of which will benefit the Pihcintu Chorus.
When: Saturday, September 29
2:30 p.m.-3:15 p.m.: Pre-concert for kids of all ages with their parents
3:30 p.m.: Concert in the church, followed by a reception in the Great Hall