The Savannah VOICE Festival has long made community service and improvement a top priority through its outreach and education efforts. In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, Festival organizers and co-founders, Maria Zouves and Sherrill Milnes, believe that focus is more important than ever. In light of the obstacles and complications brought on by the catastrophic storm, SVF leaders are putting together a goodwill concert for the community to enjoy.
The concert – set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 at Christ Church Episcopal, 28 Bull St. in Savannah – is free and will be followed by a short reception featuring cookies and punch for all attendees. Originally, SVF had planned an Autumn VOICES fundraiser that evening, but after the hurricane, Zouves immediately realized the community was in need of encouragement, optimism and hope. She and other festival organizers were pleased to find themselves in a position to deliver those morale boosters in the form of beautiful music.
The SVF is a nonprofit arts organization that brings classical vocal excellence and beauty to the Savannah area every August through a summer celebration of concerts, operas, educational presentations, and community outreach in schools, hospitals and other vital institutions. All donations are tax-deductible and benefit crucial community outreach and education programs.