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Date(s) - 11/14/2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Midnight Mission


WHAT:                 Music With A Mission (MWAM) – Street Symphony’s Messiah Project Workshop


WHEN:                 Thursday – November 14, 2019 – 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm


WHERE:               The Midnight Mission, 601 S. San Pedro St., LA, CA 90014


WHO:                   STREET SYMPHONY

The Midnight is thrilled to welcome Street Symphony back for their 67nd visit. This special workshop is to prepare our community for the 5th Annual Messiah Project (set for December 13, 2019) and will feature a singalong workshop of Handel’s beloved “Hallelujah” Chorus presented by world-class vocalists from the Los Angeles Master Chorale.

The 5th Annual Messiah Project will be held on Friday, December 13, 2019 and is designed for our homeless and near-homeless community. The VIPs for this event will be members of the Skid Row community, including clients and residents from our partner organizations. Residents of the Skid Row community have been invited to sing alongside the Street Symphony Chamber Singers, comprised of members of the LA Master Chorale and Urban Voices Project – a Skid Row singing project.  Featured musicians from the Skid Row community will include Street Symphony fellows Gerald Alexander and Linda Lea.

Street Symphony, directed by LA Philharmonic Violinist Vijay Gupta, brings live musical outreach and educational workshops to audiences without access to the arts, throughout Southern California. Street Symphony ensembles performat LA County Jails and homeless shelters in downtown Los Angeles, as well as public events for the community-at-large, aimed to raise awareness for issues of mental health, incarceration, and homelessness. Their mission at large is to bring music to the most underserved communities throughout L.A.


WHY: The Midnight hosts Music With a Mission (MWAM) to entertain and inspire those living on Skid Row. Music is a survival tactic for many people in dealing with life’s difficulties. MWAM is aimed at bringing our community together through music. MWAM is quite simple. Musicians bring their instruments and play for our homeless and near-homeless guests. It is an intimate setting, so musicians have the opportunity to interact with our guests, answer questions and/or talk about music and its history. We encourage musicians to invite their fan base so they can engage and enjoy music with individuals they would not normally encounter in their daily lives. We are currently looking for sponsors for this ever-growing community event.  If you are interested, please contact Georgia Berkovich at 213-624-4588 or

Tags: Gerald Alexander, LA Philharmonic, Linda Lea, Music With A Mission (MWAM), Street Symphony’s Messiah Project Workshop, Vijay Gupta

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