Come Together: World AIDS Day Concert
sponsored by Boulder County AIDS Project
Sunday, December 3, 2017
2:00-3:30, no intermission
Tickets are $15 general admission
available at brownpapertickets.com
Concert location: First United Methodist Church
1421 Spruce St., Boulder
a duo of Sandra Wong, violin/nyckelharpa and Bill Douglas, piano
performing a uniquely Boulder celebration of rich and joyful music
ranging from Celtic, African, Swedish, and Indian music to classical,
jazz, and original compositions.
Caitlin Strickland, piano, and Elle Wells, cello
Resonance Women's Chorus
This concert, including a performance of Bill Douglas’ iconic “Deep Peace," has been designed by the musicians to offer “rich, deep beauty, that holds the weights of the world, but holds them in beauty.” Resonance Women’s Chorus Artistic Director Sue Coffee says that Resonance “welcomes the opportunity to partner with BCAP and the other musicians in the privilege of offering beauty on this day and in this time.”
World AIDS Day takes place in early December each year as an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first globally recognized health day. Now in its 29th year, people in the Boulder region will join together with hundreds of other World AIDS Day events across the globe.
Globally, there are an estimated 36.7 million people who have the virus. In 2017, one million people in the US are living with HIV, and 1 in 7 of them don't know it. In Colorado, there are over 15,000 people living with HIV with over 600 people in the Boulder region known to be living with HIV. Despite the medical community knowing more than ever about HIV, almost 40,000 people in the US are diagnosed with HIV each year. There is still a basic lack of knowledge about HIV for many, and associated stigma and discrimination remains a reality for many people living with HIV.
WHY IS WORLD AIDS DAY IMPORTANT?
Given the current political climate in the US, this year’s World AIDS Day program is particularly poignant. “As access to health care is attacked on a daily basis, it is important for us to show solidarity with and compassion for those who are living with HIV. Community support is needed now more than ever,” says BCAP’s Executive Director Ana Hopperstad. “People living with HIV must know they can access medical care without fear of attack. We must not turn our backs on those who are impacted by HIV today.”
Parking at First United Methodist Church: The church lot may or may not be available; it will be closed completely during construction of thge new Attention Homes building, and the starting date for that project is soon-but-not-definite. If the lot is unavailable, there is free parking on Sundays in the parking garage across the street from the church. The entrance to the garage is on the one-way 15th St., accessible from Pearl. Additional parking can be found on nearby streets and in parking garages in the downtown Boulder area. Cost for on-street and public garage parking varies depending on concert time and day; things are free on Sundays. Please plan to arrive early, as nearby parking can be difficult to find.
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 7:00 pm
Hope Lights the Night: This event is a non-denominational program of remembrance to honor those who have died of suicide and those who are bereaved. The program includes: music, responsive readings, a symbolic lighting of candles, and brief comments about how suicide affects us all. This free program, organized by the HOPE Coalition and sponsored by many community partners, is open to all who have been touched by suicide in some way. Community United Church of Christ, 2650 Table Mesa Dr. in Boulder. For more information, see www.hopecoalitionboulder.org
Saturday, Nov. 11, 3:00 pm: SOLD OUT
An Afternoon with Holly Near
John Bucchino, piano
hosted by Resonance Women's Chorus
Sunday, December 3, 2017, 2:00 pm
World AIDS Day Concert, First United Methodist Church, 1421 Spruce St., produced by BCAP (Boulder County AIDS Project).
Sunday, March 11, 2017, 10:30 am
First United Methodist Church service; anniversary of open and affirming status.
Sat., April 21, 2017: 5:00 pm
Sun., April 22, 2017: 3:00 pm
Sat., April 28, 2017: 5:00 pm
Click here to read about our past performances.
Photo credit Jack Greene Photography