Master Chorus Eastside announces relief concert

March 22, 2011

By Staff

Master Chorus Eastside is lending a hand to disaster victims in Japan.

The organization — and its many members from Issaquah and Sammamish — plans a fund drive for the earthquake-stricken nation as part of the Bach “St. John Passion” concert at 3 p.m. March 27. The concert is at the Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Learn more at the chorus’ website, www.masterchoruseastside.org.

Proceeds from the concert support relief efforts by Federal Way-based World Vision, a faith-based nonprofit organization.

World Vision is working around the clock in a hard-hit coastal community, Minami Sanriku.

“These needs I’m seeing in my own country are as bad as anything I’ve seen globally,” World Vision Relief Manager Kenjiro Ban said. “Priority needs include supplies for babies and small children, and next steps will include setting up child-friendly spaces, which are safe places for children where they can be protected, have structure and playtime, and begin to deal with the stress of the traumatic events they’ve just experienced.”

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