Chamber Singers hosts benefit concert for All Hands and Hearts organization


Eythun Wyatt

Chamber Singers practice a piece for their upcoming benefit concert they will be hosting. The concert is scheduled on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Beach Schmidt Performing Arts Center. They are donating all proceeds to the All Hands and Hearts organization.

Hays High Chamber Singers hosted a benefit concert at 7 p.m. on Oct. 8 at Beach Schmidt Performing Arts Center. The chosen nonprofit organization benefited by this concert was All Hands and Hearts. 

All Hands and Hearts is a nonprofit organization that works to provide immediate relief for natural disasters across the world. They mainly work to help schools rebuild after natural disasters. They have helped more than 100,000 students get back to school and impacted more than 1,000,000 lives.  

 The concert featured a performance by the Chamber Singers, Chamber and Concert Orchestra, Concert Choir and Chorale.   

The Chamber Singers performed “Thunder,” which was previously performed at the Homecoming assembly, along with “Love’s Tempest and Requiem.”  

Chamber Orchestra performed “Rondo in Blue,” “Capriccio” and “Aspire.” 

Concert Orchestra performed “Flight,” “Fantasia” on an original theme, “Fire in the Forge” and did “The Black Sea” as a conjoined number with the Chamber Orchestra. 

Concert Choir performed “Barso Re,” “After the Storm” and “Louisiana 1927.” 

Chorale performed “The Famine Song.” 

The Vocal Ensembles concluded the concert with a conjoined performance of “The Storm is Passing Over.”

I’m hoping to raise some money for an important organization that serves people in need,” Chamber Singers Director Alex Underwood said. “I’m hoping to help students understand that the arts can be used for more than just making pretty sounds or as simple entertainment – that their work can have a tangible impact on our world.”