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December 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFree
Marshall University’s schools of music and medicine have teamed up to host a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church, 513 10th St. in Huntington, featuring the Marshall Wind Symphony and Recovery Point Choir.
Titled “Concert Hope,” the concept was inspired by the musical composition “AMP,” composed by Dr. Scott McAllister in memory of a close friend who died of an overdose. McAllister, who will be in attendance at the concert, will introduce the piece and share his friend’s story.
The concert will also feature the world premiere of a piece by Marshall University student Jason Morgan commissioned specifically for this event in honor of the City of Huntington. In addition, the Recovery Point Choir, an ensemble of men from Recovery Point Huntington, will perform the song “Trust the Process,” for which they wrote the music and lyrics as a collective about their journeys toward recovery. The men, under the direction of Marshall University Assistant Professor Dr. Briana Nannen, have been working in a music class once a week.
Speakers throughout the concert will create awareness to substance use disorder, share their stories and highlight the work taking place in Huntington. The concert will conclude with the Marshall Wind Symphony, conducted by Dalton, performing David Maslanka’s monumental work, Symphony No. 4.
The concert is free and open to the public, but donations will be accepted at the door. All proceeds will benefit Project Hope for Women & Children, Marshall Health’s residential treatment facility in Huntington for women with substance use disorder.