Pihcintu Multicultural Chorus Submitted photo

The Pihcintu Multicultural Chorus plans to share their transformative stories at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Vienna Union Hall, 5 Vienna Mountain Road in Vienna.

War-torn villages, bloodshed, refugee camps, famine, and political turmoil were devastating realities for many of these young singers before being embraced by the warmth, companionship and harmony that Pihcintu provides. The power of survival eases but never erases the memory of unthinkable atrocities, physical danger and personal tragedy. Portland, Maine, an ever-expanding international resettlement community, was fertile ground to bring together children from diverse backgrounds to sing as one, according to a news release from Tim Davis, event organizer.

Con Fullam, award-winning producer, musician, and songwriter, combined his passion for music with a deep concern for the effect of world issues on children — creating The Chorus with the help of countless supporting souls from all walks of life. This unique chorus of young women from Cambodia, China, Congo, El Salvador, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, Viet Nam, British West Indies, and Zambia, along with children whose families have been here for generations, have formed a powerful and permanent bond.

Through the healing power of music, these vulnerable, yet brave, young women have learned to trust, hope and laugh again. The children and their music are transformative. Being in their presence is a life-enhancing experience and they touch the hearts of all who hear them.
Several generous donors in Vienna have pledged support to cover the costs of this concert and a majority of the ticket sales will go to supporting the important work of this chorus.

A donation of $5-$25 is requested.

For more information, email Davis at viennaunionhall@gmail.com.


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