UNF to present ‘Seeking Refuge’ benefit concert


The University of North Florida School of Music Choral Department is presenting benefit concert “Seeking Refuge” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 6, at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, located at 38 Cathedral Place.

The UNF Choral Department has created an ensemble comprised of refugees from various countries, including Burma, Congo and Eritrea, who have resettled in Jacksonville and will perform alongside the UNF Chorale as well as The Osprey TREBLE.

“The goal of the benefit concert is to create awareness about the large population of refugees that are in Jacksonville and to spread awareness about their needs as well as to raise funds to support the efforts of the infrastructures in place to help them,” said Dr. Cara Tasher, director of Choral Studies at UNF.

The concert is free; however, donations are encouraged. Proceeds will benefit the three main organizations in Jacksonville that assist refugees: Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services and World Relief.

For more information about this event, contact Kolanda Douglas, UNF School of Music marketing coordinator, at (904) 620-2864.