A Benefit for The People's Homesteading Group:

Free Concert on Jan. 19 Features Daniel Olson, Baritone

On Sunday, January 19 at 3 p.m., baritone Daniel Olson will present a free concert of American and British songs at The First English Lutheran Church, at the corner of Charles and 39th Streets. The event is free and open to the public.

Mr. Olson was recently chosen by the Shoshana Foundation as one of the most promising young singers in the US. The Shoshana Foundation, dedicated to helping establish young singers, has awarded Mr. Olson their highest prize: The Richard F. Gold Career Grant. The program features selections from some of the most beloved composers of the past 100 years: Aaron Coplan, Ralph Vaughn Willimas and Ned Rorem. Mr. Olson will be accompanied on the piano by Diane Stletz.

Also featured on the afternoon’s program will be music by Gerald Finzi and John Alden Carpenter.

A free-will offering will be collected at the concert to benefit The People's Homesteading Group, a non-profit dedicated to providing low- and moderate-income familes with decent, affordable housing in safe neighborhoods. This organization offers a hand up—not a hand out. More information on People's Homesteading Group can be found at their website.

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This story was published on January 8, 2003.