It's the busy Christmas season, but there is a group of 30 singers who are already rehearsing for a big event in January. The biennial charity concert, "Will Sing for Food" is a combination of songs with talented, experienced singers and musicians with an altruistic side- all proceeds will help fund The Long Island Council of Churches food pantries. This year, there is a special fund for Hurricane Sandy victims.
Andy Morreale, one of the directors
said, "Our performers consists of high
schoolers, adults and college students who are home for the holidays. We have a
fun- filled night planned which will even involve audience participation. Our
program is filled with a variety of songs from different genres from folk to
rock, bluegrass to pop. Our opening number is a song called 'Care' by Kid Rock."
Two churches are sponsoring the concert this year. The
first night, Friday, January 4th, the Board of Outreach at Garden City
Community Church will host the concert. Reserve seat tickets can be bought by
e-mailing WillSingForFood@me.com or calling the church office at 516.746.1700. It
is located at 245 Stewart Avenue, corner of Whitehall Boulevard.
The second night, Saturday, January 5th, the Worship,
Arts and Music, in combination with the Board of Session at the First
Presbyterian Church of Freeport will host the concert. Reserve tickets can be
bought by calling the church office at 516.379.1114. The church is located at
178 South Ocean Avenue.
Tickets for both venues are $20 each. Come to enjoy the
music and help support those in need.