From soup kitchen to stage: Northeast's first "Street Choir" joins notable R&B singer on tour

The Music Moves Hartford Street Choir defies stereotypes of homelessness as it goes on tour in Connecticut.
HARTFORD, Conn. - Sept. 12, 2019 - PRLog -- For the past year and a half, 35 residents who are homeless or housing/food insecure have come together to make music at "Cleo's Place" (the street name for the MANNA Community Meals soup kitchen at Christ Church Cathedral). They have sung all around Hartford for various concerts and community events.

This group, the Music Moves Hartford Street Choir, is joining Connecticut born-and-raised singer, songwriter, and pianist Orice Jenkins. Jenkins recently hit #11 on the international iTunes Jazz Chart. The title of the concert is Centennial Cole: 100 Years of Nat King Cole.  Cole was most famous for songs like Unforgettable and The Christmas Song, but Jenkins will perform his own soulful arrangements of the less popular but nevertheless timeless tunes released on his Centennial Cole album.

Orice Jenkins and the Music Moves Hartford Street Choir will be joined by a live band and string quartet, making for a beautiful and intimate night of music in Norwich on October 4, Glastonbury on October 5, and Hartford on October 6

The Music Moves Hartford Street Choir, founded by Cuatro Puntos and Christ Church Cathedral Hartford, meets weekly in two Hartford locations and is led by music director Kevin Bishop. They are visiting Norwich as plans are solidified for a similar Music Moves Norwich program, the next branch in the Music Moves movement.

Details for all three concerts are below. The Music Moves Hartford Street Choir will appear on Friday, October 4 in Norwich and Sunday, October 6 in Hartford. Saturday, October 5 in Glastonbury will be a more intimate performance of the same show with Orice, string quartet, and the band.

For more information:, or call/text 860-949-5609.

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