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Music

Geneva food bank to benefit from women's choral program

Members of the Bread & Roses women’s chorus will raise their voices to benefit the Northern Illinois Food Bank in Geneva at 3 p.m. May 11 in DeKalb. Chorus members come together from Geneva, St. Charles, Batavia and beyond.

The “Sharing Songs” concert will feature music the chorus has performed or discovered at Sister Singers Network festivals, a news release stated. Bread & Roses delivers messages of diversity, peace and justice, protection of the environment, women’s empowerment and acceptance for all.

By participating in festival events with other women’s choruses from around the country, Bread & Roses shares its songs with hundreds of women and finds new and exciting music to bring back to their audiences.

“We are all richer for the experience,” Bread & Roses Director Peggy Safford stated in the release.

The 10 Bread & Roses members that comprise FUUsion lend their voices to worship services at the Unitarian Universalist Society in Geneva. UUSG members volunteer monthly at the Food Bank, and during the church’s recent Day of Service, 89 volunteers came together to package 20,000 pounds of food.

“Every donation makes a real difference in the lives of our hungry neighbors,” Northern Illinois Food Bank states on its website.

The performance will take place in Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb. Admission is free, with donations going to the food bank.

For more information, visit www.breadandroseschorus.org.

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