Music brings people together in a deep and meaningful way — and, in the case of the Dallas Street Choir, a most unusual one as well.
The Dallas Street Choir is comprised entirely of the homeless or those very near to it. The group began at Stewpot, a Dallas resource center for the homeless and those at risk. Originally a once a year endeavor, director Jonathan Palant added the stirring Street Requiem to encourage the audience to engage in finding solutions to the severe epidemic of homelessness that plagues half a million Americans.
Joined by Mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, ecumenical choir Credo, and the Richland College Chamber Singers, the group performed on January 25th to a sold-out crowd. And from all reports, the result was nothing less than awe-inspiring with nary a dry eye in the house. Surely those in attendance left the performance wondering what they could do to help the homeless.
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