Did you know Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the only federal holiday designated National Day of Service? Each year, communities nationwide join together in service and seize the opportunity to give back. Following this tradition, in honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the young music-makers of Capital Harmony Works will be putting on a concert for a cause.
On Monday, January 16th, Capital Harmony Works will host their 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Concert. This year’s community concert will be hosted at Trinity Church in Princeton, 33 Mercer St., Princeton, NJ, 08540. The show will be held from 6-7 pm. The theme of this year’s performance is We Shall Overcome, a nod to the iconic mantra of the civil rights movement. All proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Arm in Arm, a community organization that provides individuals in need with food, housing services, and more. No tickets are needed for the event, but please come prepared with a monetary donation for Arm in Arm or a non-perishable food item to be donated to the food bank.
In previous years, the concert was free as a gift to the community. This year, however, Capital Harmony Works is inviting audience members to engage in giving and better appreciate the true significance of the holiday. This shift is following the tradition of other El Sistema-inspired organizations. El Sistema is a publicly financed, voluntary sector a music-education program founded in Venezuela in 1975. Today, El Sistema is a membership organization that boasts 140 Member Organizations. These organizations serve almost 20,000 students while supporting over 1,500 Teaching Artists across 35 states. Organizations inspired by El Sistema harness music education as a powerful tool to inspire social change in youth populations.
Capital Harmony Works is a Trenton-based coalition of young singers, musicians, and performers. The group comprises the Trenton Music Makers and the Trenton Children’s Chorus. In February of 2022, these two powerhouse youth music organizations decided to merge and create a powerful coalition of young artists. By getting involved, children can enjoy high-quality music education, cultural enrichment, and build connections. Throughout their time with the organization, Capital Harmony Works hopes to provide their students with a home away from home, a creative outlet, and a supportive environment. By offering these resources, the young participants are better equipped to grow into the next generation of leaders.
If you want to enjoy an evening of music for an incredible cause, you will not want to miss this performance. If you have any questions beforehe show, please feel free to recontactapital Harmony Works at 609-394-8700 for additional details. More information about Capital Harmony Works and how to get your child involved is available on their website here: C.H.W. – Home. In honor of the selfless legacy of Dr. King, may we all take a moment this upcoming holiday to give back to the communities we call home.
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