Repairing the Breach - Indiana
Here is a SET LIST with all the songs that we or Paulette Meier sang at this concert.
This was a virtual concert held on Saturday, June 5 where we will sought to "repair the breaches" within our nation, our city, and our families - from the ravages of the virus, racism, fear, and the many breaches that divide us from each other.
It was a singalong concert led by Annie Patterson & Peter Blood, the creators of the best-selling songbooks Rise Up Singing and Rise Again.
"Rise Up Singing is the best, most exhilarating and glorious history of the United States: a singing history. It is more than a lovely songbook - it is a play-work-fight-freedom hymnal." - Studs Terkel, author of Working.
We were joined for this concert by guest artist, Paulette Meier. Paulette is Quaker singer songwriter with a special gift of writing and performing powerful songs about peace & spirituality. She is particularly known for her two albums of sacred chants using quotations from early Quaker writers: "Timeless Quaker Wisdom in Plainsong" and "Wellsprings of Life: Quaker Wisdom in Chant".
"Through haunting melodies & stirring harmonies, Paulette’s vibrant chants transport me again & again into the realms of deep comfort & peace described by Quaker mystics." - Anne Bernard (contemplative writer & minister)
This concert was a benefit for the Mullen Outreach Fund of West Richmond Friends Church, named for Tom Mullen, a beloved Quaker, author, and Earlham College professor who died in 2009. For years, the congregation has had a fund that provides matching grants for a variety of service & justice-related projects - from sponsoring a student in Palestine to helping peace-building efforts in Kenya and projects serving the poor in Richmond IN. This concert will help the church provide these funds in support of such witness & service projects in the future.
Performers:Annie Patterson & Peter Blood