The Twenty-ninth Season of Musical Benefits for the Geauga Hunger Task Force

January 17, 2018

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”  ― Margaret Mead 

            It was for this purpose, the Good Tidings Benefit choir was formed 28 years ago. The caring and talented people of this community could see the need of the Hunger Task Force and found a creative way to help. This volunteer group performs this challenging music to raise monies for the area’s people in need. The talented, all volunteer Choir has raised the spirits of so many over the past 28 years either through song or through financial support. You only need a willing spirit to join. Choir members should be High school age and above. HS students receive community service hours for their work. You may bring your own copy of the Messiah, purchase through our local music stores, or copies will be available at the practices for approx. $8. The practices will be at Notre Dame Chapel at 13000 Auburn Center Road in Munson, Ohio on Sundays from 2 – 4 pm starting on February 4th and continue until the performance on March 18th  and 25th. Soloists are chosen from the choir members through auditions.

            This benefit mimics Handel’s efforts to care for the poor. The monies from the performances of his oratorio, Messiah freed people from debtor’s prisons, built orphanages and hospitals. We don’t have debtor’s prisons today but the grip of poverty is agonizing and we work as a community to free people from their shackles. The gift of food becomes far more than just a meal. What you do today, will make a difference now and in the future for your neighbors in need.    

            The Geauga Hunger Task Force was established in 1977 to serve the emergency food needs of Geauga County. The need will not decrease during the winter. Please consider lending a voice to help this community.

Sue Juhasz

Project Coordinator  

President Geauga Hunger Task Force