Holly Near

Benefit Concert for Habitat for Humanity

Friday, February 27 – Concert at 8:00 p.m.

**Pre-Concert Talk by Holly Near: 7:15 p.m.

What better way to raise money for an important cause than by enjoying a concert with activist Holly Near! Everyone wins: Habitat for Humanity gets a few steps closer to being able to build a home in Hudson, and you get the opportunity to hear Holly Near, who is a powerful and consistent voice for change. For nearly 40 years she has been “singing for our lives”. Not only has she continued to develop her vocal instrument, she has become a teacher for peace in the most complex sense of the word. She does not settle for simplistic we-can-all-get-along songs but digs deep down to find the difficult and spectacular path to change. Working first as a film actor, Near’s voice took her to the concert stage. However, it was her heart and her curiosity that drew her into social change activism.

Holly Near tells and sings her story. It is the story of an artist studying her craft, making her way through Hollywood and the bright lights of Broadway, embracing unusual opportunities, traveling from Viet Nam to Botswana and becoming one of the most experienced social change activists/artists of our time. Social change movements were the “university” where Holly Near studied issues of race, gender, class, and culture. She brings vibrancy to historic and current events with great charm and humor.

** The Sanctuary of the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson offers magnificent acoustics in a lovely setting. During an informal pre-concert talk, Holly Near will share her philosophy of social change with an intimate group.

Ticket Information for Holly Near Concert –to Benefit Habitat for Humanity’s House in Hudson, Friday, February 27 at 8:00 p.m., Pre-Concert Talk at 7:15 p.m.:

Tickets go on sale Dec. 1 and can be reserved by sending your payment to the church, attention Holly Near Benefit Concert. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. We expect a sell-out, so make your reservations ASAP.

Pre-Concert Talk at 7:15 and Concert: $35 (only 100 seats)
Advanced Purchase, Concert Only: $25.00 general seating
At the door, Concert only: $30.00 general seating

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