Midland University - Fremont, Ne

Flood Relief Benefit Concert

Flood Relief Benefit Concert

Apr 4th , 2019

The Midland University Choir will join forces with the Pathfinder Chorus, Fremont Middle School, and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church as part of a local Flood Relief Benefit Concert to provide much-needed aid to local flood victims in the Fremont, Nebraska area.

Participating vocal ensembles will hold performances beginning at seven o’clock, Sunday, April 14 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Fremont. A free-will offering will be collected during the event.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for students and adults alike to show their support and commitment to helping those displaced by the flood,” said Jim Logue, the Director of Choral Music at Midland University. “Nearly everyone in the Fremont community has been, or knows someone who has been impacted, and for many in our community, the recovery is still ongoing. Not only will there be wonderful singing, but students will share individual stories of how the disaster as directly affected them.”

Fremont Middle School will also have multiple vocal ensembles performing at the concert. "The flood has so heavily impacted our students and staff at Fremont Public Schools,” said Jennifer Grenier, Vocal Music Teacher at Fremont Middle School. “We are incredibly proud to see our community come together during this time. Many of our students and teachers have willingly donated their time and physical labor towards helping others in need."

The Pathfinder Chorus has never balked at an opportunity to provide service to the community through singing. "While the Pathfinder Chorus is made up of individuals from many towns in our great state, we have always considered Fremont our home,” said Greg Johnson, Music Vice President, and Associate Director for Pathfinder Chorus. “This community has helped us to become one of the top Barbershop Choruses in the world, and we consider it an honor to be asked to help with this endeavor."

Without hesitation, Father Nolte, and the St. Patrick’s Church community opened their facilities and enthusiastically supported the event.

Monetary gifts received at the benefit concert will go towards the Fremont Area United Way flood relief efforts.