Our Lady of Lourdes, 4640 N. Ashland, is presenting a free online concert to raise money for their soup kitchen entitled, "Awakening." The online concert will take place at 7PM on February 12 on the OLOL YouTube page.
The main event is Rachmaninov’s Concerto No. 2 which will be played by Pastor Michael Shanahan. There will also be a premiere of a new piece by Colombian composer Julian Molina Abad, composed to support the “Awakening” theme of the program, performed by orchestral members who pre-recorded their respective parts to be mastered together by the conductor.
There’s even a number performed with the music director of St. Agatha’s (west side) in a little tribute to Sam Cooke and his time spent as a member of The Soul Stirrers in the beginnings of his career.
OLOL felt it was important to continue on with the project despite the pandemic—the soup kitchen team of volunteers continued to safely provide meals for so many every week, even during the lockdown—they are truly some of the heroes among us.
Again, this is a free concert for a great cause that helps OLOL serve some of the most vulnerable in our community. They've already very nearly reached their goal of $50,000 and currently have a matching challenge for up to $2,500, which is incredibly exciting!