Teaming with HomeTowne Television and Central Presbyterian Church in Summit, NJ, a Hurricane Relief Concert entitled, “No One Is Alone: A Concert of Hope,” was held on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. The was no admission charged for the event, but donations for the cause collected at the door and via the mail have already exceeded two thousand dollars.
Many of the performers will be familiar to those who have attended Pipes of Christmas concerts over the years, though there will be some new faces, too, including one of New Jersey’s leading gospel groups, Rev. Stefanie Minatee and the Jubilation Gospel Choir.
Given the magnitude of devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the concert came together quickly, and the lineup was impressive. Performing in the program were, vocalists Gillian Hassert and Wayne Mallette, pipers from the Rampant Lion Pipe Band, The Shot of Scotch Highland Dancers, guitarist/composer Steve Gibb, Glenfiddich Scottish fiddler champion, Calum Pasqua, Gaelic singer, John Grimaldi and pianist Mark Yolleck, and Rev Stef and the Jubilation choir.
The concert was broadcast live on Sunday, September 10 via HomeTowne Television over Comcast and Verizon cable platforms in Central New Jersey and to an international audience on the web at hometownetv.org/content/httv-live.
Additional screenings helped expand the program’s reach. Plans are now underway to post the program to YouTube as well.
Organizers are also asking that those who could not attend consider donating at www.redcross.org or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10.