A CONCERT FOR PEACE2017-09-01T20:12:09+00:00


For “A Concert for Peace”

Benefit Concert for F.I.S.T. & 911 Veterans


Long Island Voices
Sound Symphony
“A Concert for Peace”
a concert to benefit
F.I.S.T.  and our Long Island veterans
Featuring the choral and orchestral works of
Michael Bussewitz-Quarm, composer and conductor
including the launch of
“Pay the Ferryman for David Aaron” from the Hope for Recovery Choral Consortium
The Songs of Lamiya from The Childhood Refugee Awareness Choral Consortium
 as well as the premiere of Nigra Sum, dedicated to the children of Syria
and the premiere performance of “Pacem Relinquo Vobis”
of Requiem Dies Magna
for Soprano and Tenor Solists, Choir, Orchestra, Organ and Harp
and Sound Symphony’s Performance of Aaron Copland’s Hoedown
Sunday, September 17th, 2017
4:00 pm
Saint Peter’s by-the-Sea
Bay Shore, NY
500 S Country Rd, Bay Shore, NY
To purchase tickets or make a donation, please visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3071172
All proceeds go directly to:
a non-profit organization designed
to organize, support, educate,
guide, and provide resources
to families who are struggling
with a loved one’s addiction.
9-1-1 Veterans, Inc.
a non-profit organization dedicated
to assisting Long Island’s
veterans and helping them
through critical times of need

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A Concert for Peace

Event: “A Concert for Peace”
Venue: St. Peter’s by-the-Sea, Bay Shore, NY
Time: Sunday, September 17th, 4:00
Feature: Requiem Dies Magna  (Bussewitz-Quarm)
“My Name is Lamiya (Don’t Call Me ‘Refugee’” (Safarova/Bussewitz-Quarm)
“I Am Here” (Batcher/Bussewitz-Quarm)
“Pay the Ferryman for David Aaron” (Costell/Bussewitz-Quarm)
“I’m Going to Change the World” (Haiven Sellers)
(additional choral and orchestral works to be announced soon)

Previous Performances and Samples of Selected Works to be Performed

Intention  of Performance

Although the singers that comprise Long Island Voices come from a variety of choruses and choirs drawn from across Long Island, each member brings a unique and valuable set of skills, experiences and talents to the group. Meeting once a week over the summer, the group will rehearse with the intention of offering a quality performance while raising funds for F.I.S.T. and 9-1-1 Veterans. We will give our generously of their time and talents to master the moving and challenging music you will hear in this concert.

Timeline of 2017 Summer Season

May/June: Crowdfunding campaign begins
Late June: Chorus Rehearsals begin
August: Program finalized and submitted, including advertisers and dedications
Late August: Orchestra Rehearsals begin
September 15th: Dress Rehearsal
September 17th: F.I.S.T. and 911 Veterans Benefit Concert: “A Concert for Peace”
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