Friday, February 26, 2010

SCSU ensembles to play for Haiti


NEW HAVEN - The community of Southern Connecticut State University is rallying together to support the relief effort in Haiti and a concert to benefit the cause will be held at 7 p.m. March 3 in Engleman C-112.


As a part of this large-scale effort, the SCSU Music Department and honor-service society Zeta Delta Epsilon will present a benefit concert for Haitian relief as part of the campus commitment to “365 days of Haiti relief,” SCSU said in a statement.

The March 3 concert features student performers and Southern ensembles, including the Jazz Standards Ensemble, University Choir, Blues Ensemble and Latin Jazz Ensemble.
The public is invited to drop in at any time to make a donation and listen to the SCSU ensembles, the statement said.

Suggested donation is $5 for students and $10 for faculty, staff and general public. Refreshments and T-shirts will be available at the event for purchase. All proceeds from will be added to the campus fund for Haitian relief set up by the Office of Student Life.

The SCSU Haiti Relief Committee will continue to organize fundraisers on Southern’s campus to address humanitarian needs of that country. "Zeta Delta Epsilon strives to advance the spirit of service and fellowship and promote and recognize scholarship and service within the student body," the statement said.
For more information about the Haiti Relief Committee, call Aaron Washington at 203-392-5885. For more information about the March 3 concert, call David Chevan in the Music Department at (203)392-6630.

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