Broad Bay Church is privileged to host a concert titled, Enriched by Music, Strengthened by Hope, to benefit New Hope for Women on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. The musical performance will feature the Musicians of Palaver Strings, with Peipei Song, pianist. Concert-goers will be treated to works by Schubert and Mendelssohn performed by a dedicated and diverse group of young musicians from the Boston area (with a Maine connection!). The Palaver Strings, who took part in the recent Bay Chamber Screen Door Summer Music Festival in Camden, are dedicated to performing concert hall music in community settings; the group uses music to aid in discussion of social issues, promote education and healing, and inspire peers and community to support the arts.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and, as part of the Oct. 7 program, the memorial project called An Empty Place at the Table will be on exhibit during the concert reception. Each empty place setting represents a victim of domestic violence in our area.
This concert is a fundraiser for New Hope for Women, which offers support to women, men, and children in Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Waldo counties affected by domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. New Hope for Women provides a hotline, emergency shelter, transition housing, support groups, education, and other resources to assist our communities in creating a safer and healthier future.