‘A Night at the Opera’ to benefit homeless

Friends Association for Care & Protection of Children will be hosting its second annual “A Night at the Opera” concert on Map 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. to benefit the families and children at Friends Association in West Chester.

Friends Association’s Executive Director Catherine Friedman will sing a selection of arias at 'A Night at the Opera.'

The evening will feature arias from operas performed by Friends Association’s executive director Catherine Friedman, soprano accompanied by piano. A graduate of Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Friedman has a master’s degree in music and voice performance. She has been a drama teacher at Hofstra University and has worked at the New York City Opera.

The concert will be held at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in West Chester and will be followed by a dessert reception. Suggested donations to reserve tickets are $25 per person. Tickets are available online at the Friends Association’s website, www.friendsassoc.org. Donations will also be accepted at the door on event night for those wishing to attend the concert.

Those who prefer to donate at the event should select the “I will donate at the door” option online to ensure their seats are reserved. For those who cannot attend but want to support the homeless families with children served by Friends Association, donations are also being accepted through the Friends Association’s website.

For further information, including becoming a program advertiser or event sponsor, contact Jack Luke, director of development at j.luke@friendsassoc.org or 610-431-3598, ext. 205.

The Friends Association promotes the independence of families with children by providing shelter, programs and services that prevent and end homelessness in Chester County. In 2014, Friends Association saved over 80 families and 170 children from homelessness.



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