“Like a Bridge over Troubled Water” Barbershop Harmony show will include songs of hope and joy
The Pittsburgh North Hills Harmony Line Chorus will present “Like a Bridge over Troubled Water: Songs of hope and joy,” a show to benefit North Hills Community Outreach, at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 8 in St. John’s Lutheran Church of Highland, 311 Cumberland Road, McCandless.
A chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, the Pittsburgh North Hills Harmony line Chorus (NHHLC) was formed in 1963 and has approximately 32 members.
North Hills Community Outreach (NHCO) is a nonprofit serving local people in crisis, hardship and poverty. Since 1987, the organization has served nearly 80,000 families in need with multiple programs ranging from disaster relief and emergency food and utility help to long-term self-sufficiency programs including budgeting, education assistance, employment and transportation. The agency recently assisted hundreds of local families affected by summer flooding.
“The chorus carefully chose the show’s title in the spring, before the flooding,” Sharon Wolf, NHCO executive director, noted. “‘Like a Bridge over Troubled Water’ reflects what NHCO means to many families…we are there in times of trouble and crisis.” However, she said, “Due to the July floods that have affected so many families in our service area, the title and the song now have a secondary meaning and even deeper connection.”
NHCO has a long history off assisting local people affected by flooding. The 31-year-old nonprofit, which assists local families in crisis, hardship and poverty, was established in 1987 as a direct result of devastating local flooding in 1986. The nonprofit was a leader in local flood relief efforts in 2004, 2007 and 2018.
Admission to the concert is a free-will financial donation to support NHCO’s multiple programs, or nonperishable food for NHCO’s three food pantries. For more information about the concert, please contact chorus member Tom Beecher at 412-486-2550.
In fiscal year 2016-17, In 2016-17, NHCO assisted 3,692 families in need toward stability and self-sufficiency by providing $1,102,235 in funds, goods and services as well as information, support and advocacy. NHCO offers more than 20 programs ranging from emergency services to long-term solutions that help families regain self-sufficiency. For more information, please visit www.nhco.org or call 412-487-6316 option 1.