On Sunday, December 11, 2022, Group 11 held its 47th Annual Benefit Concert at Christ and St. Stephen’s Church in Manhattan. This was the first time we had held an in-person event since 2019. Although our 2021 and 2022 virtual concerts were highly successful, attracting viewers from across the country and around the world, it felt great to see those who have faithfully attended our concerts through the years and listen to and watch performers in real time once again. We were fortunate to have Marcia Eckert come back as our producer.
The performers who graciously offered to share their talent with us were Mary Barto on flute, Marcia Eckert on piano, Oren Fader on guitar, Herdís Gudmundsdóttir on violin, Liam Kaplan on piano, and soprano Sara Paar. They performed works by Henry Purcell, Louise Talma, Maurice Ravel, Jacques Ibert, Astor Piazzolla and Gabriel Fauré. During the intermission, letters on Group 11 prisoner cases were signed and information on Amnesty was given out.
You can see a video of the concert here and look at the program here.