Pihcintu Multinational Girls Choir will perform at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Vienna Union Hall. Andrew Kelly photo/UNHCR

The Vienna Union Hall Association is set to host the Pihcintu Multinational Girls Choir, a group of refugee girls and young women, at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Vienna Union Hall, 5 Vienna Mountain Road.

The group’s eclectic repertoire includes traditional folk music, spirituals and carols, as well as songs written expressly by and for the group, according to a news release from the association.

Pihcintu, a Passamaquoddy word meaning “When she sings, her voice carries farm” is the name of this chorus with members 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 in the country for generations.

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 event is sponsored by the Vienna Fire Department. Most proceeds will be donated to the group, and donations are critical to helping with the ability of this group to survive. A meet and greet will be offered after the show.

The cost is $10 for adults or $5 for students and children.

Tickets are available at viennaunionhall.org and at the door.

For more information, email viennaunionhall@gmail.com or call 207-293-4321.


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