Boston musicians to perform for refugee relief at MemChurch

October 8, 2015
Journey Towards a Home

A unique coalition of Boston-area musicians has been formed to sing and play for victims of the current crisis in Syria and Iraq. 

The October 23 concert,  “Journey Towards A Home: Boston Musicians Perform for Syrian and Iraqi Refugee Relief” will feature many area performers from a wide variety of musical traditions:  American, Caribbean, western European, Greek, Turkish, Syrian, and Lebanese. 

“We musicians want to do our part to make this tragic situation a little better,” says concert producer/organizer Joel Cohen. “Our way of helping is to raise some money for humanitarian relief by singing and playing, as beautifully as we possibly can, each of us from his or her own musical roots.”

The 8 P.M. concert, to be held at Harvard University's Memorial Church in Cambridge, will be free and open to the public. Freewill donations will be requested, the funds to be administered by the Memorial Church and distributed among accredited charities.

Performing ensemble will include (provisional list): Blue Heron, Beth Bahia Cohen and Friends, The Boston Camerata, DooZhen Music Academy, Dünya, Les Fleurs des Caraïbes, The Choral Fellows of Harvard University, and others. 

“Journey Towards A Home” is presented jointly by Camerata Mediterranea, an intercultural musical institute (, and by the Memorial Church of Harvard University ( Further information is available at the Camerata Mediterranea website ( or by writing to (

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