Benefit Concert To Assist School In Haiti

By  //  April 28, 2013

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Event Set For Sunday, April 28

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Hojoon Choi knows something about organizing concerts.

Hojoon Choi and the Capriccioso String Quartet will perform a benefit concert for St. Sacrement School in Haiti on Sunday, April 28 at the Scott Center at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy on Sunda. (Image courtesy of Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy)

Hojoon Choi and the Capriccioso String Quartet will perform a benefit concert for St. Sacrement School in Haiti on Sunday, April 28 at the Scott Center at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy on Sunda. (Image courtesy of Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy)

The 17-year old junior at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy organized two benefits in his home country of Korea before coming to the United States.

The young cellist has been playing since age 3 and is a member of the Capriccioso String Quartet, which will perform a benefit concert Sunday, April 28 for St. Sacrement School in Haiti.

About 45 minutes west of Port au Prince, St. Sacrement is located in Fond Parisiens, the site of a large post-earthquake displacement and recovery center. The 45-year old school has 150 students between kindergarten and sixth grade.

The concert to benefit St. Sacrement will include the Brevard Children’s Chorus ensemble and is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28 at the Scott Center for Worship and Performing Arts at 5625 Holy Trinity Drive in Melbourne.

Capriccioso String Quartet members will each perform an individual piece before playing the four movement “American String Quartet” in F major by Antonín Dvořák. Written in 1893 and influenced by American folk music, it is one of the most popular quartets in the chamber music repertoire.

Quartet members include Hojoon Choi on cello, Rachel Ho and Evan Ristow on violin and Abby Jones on viola.

Hojoon (Joon) Choi explained why organizing the benefit concert was important to him.

“Haiti is still recovering from the earthquakes, even though it has been three years since the disaster,” said Choi.  “I thought they might need our help, especially since this is a school for little kids, who are the future of the country.”

Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy entered into a “school to school” partnership with the Episcopal St. Sacrement following the devastating earthquake of 2010, which displaced Haitians in earthquake ravaged areas to towns like Fond Parisiens. The Haitian school is in need of funding for its teachers.

Tickets for the concert are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.

For more information, call 321-723-8323, ext. 330.


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