AT THE INN: MAKING ROOM
December 3, 2018 7:30 Libby Gardner Concert Hall
“the little match girl passion” by David Lang – the story of a little girl who is cast out at Christmas time and after struggling to live, lighting match after match, finally joyfully joins her grandmother in heaven.
Choruses from Handel’s “Messiah” – the first performance of this musical account of the suffering and transcendence of Jesus Christ was presented as a fundraiser for orphans in Dublin.
This is the second year Utah Chamber Artists has partnered with The INN Between, a hospice for the homeless who are severely ill and dying. We have called our Christmas Concert “At the INN: Making Room”, with our community outreach partner in mind. The story of Mary and Joseph being told there was no room for them is one we tell every Christmas. Utah Chamber Artists is asking our audiences to make room in their own holiday celebrations to assist others in need by contributing to this important organization.
Kim Correa, the Executive Director and founder of the Inn Between explains:
“The INN Between is a surrogate home, it’s a house for people who are medically frail, who don’t have anywhere else to go to recover from an illness or to undergo cancer treatments, or to experience the end of life with dignity.” Of those who were referred by physicians to The INN Between for care, 180 were treated, 92% were reunited with estranged family, 56 deaths with dignity, rather than dying on the streets.
Utah Chamber Artists is contributing a percentage of our Christmas ticket sales to The INN Between, one of sponsors MOUNTAIN WEST SMALL BUSINESS FINANCIAL is making a generous contribution, and we are asking our audiences to consider those who are hungry and cold. The music we will share at our concert asks us to consider, to pause from our own celebrations, and think of giving to those in desperate circumstances experiencing sadness and pain.
To learn more about the specific individuals helped by the INN Between, donate or volunteer, please visit https://tibhospice.org/ or call 801-410-8314