Free Concert on Sunday for a Good Cause!

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Last year I hosted the first SF house party for the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity which over the years raised millions for children’s health care and has introduced Polish people to charitable giving.
This year the Polish Club of San Francisco opened its doors to the event and we invite all those who are in the are to come, enjoy the free concert, the food and drink, meet lots of cool people and bid on attractive auction items!

Admission is free, you donate by buying food, bidding on auction items and throwing cash into the boxes. No checks this year, but credit cards are welcome.

Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity

Here’s an English language Facebook video describing the history of the Orchestra. It’s been playing for 26 years now and this year it got nominated to Nobel Peace Prize.

If you cannot make it consider donating online using the link on the SF Committee website. 

We enjoy the support of many local businesses – donation boxes can be found all over Bay Area including Seakor Polish Deli, Polam Federal Credit Union, Union Square Salon

Bernal Opera will be there at 6.40 PM with a mix of musical theatre and opera favorites.

Where: Polish Club of San Francisco, 3040 22nd St, San Francisco, CA 94110

When: Sunday January 14th 4-9 PM

Performers include:

David Dobrzynski, 13-year old rock guitarist – a prodigy1

Voice of Poland star Magdalena Bałdych!

Street folk band Kuzyni

The Slavic Strutter Duo – Dance

Kids folk ensembles Orliki and Sokoly:

See you there!

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The Fundraiser was fun!

I don’t know which was the best part – the auction of donations (books by me and Bay Area author Marta Zucker), the dancing or the food… A few people got introduced to opera and seemed to like it! Sang the usual suspects (Queen of the Night) plus my beloved La danza by Rossini. All for a good cause! (Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity)

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The costume is always popular

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Sebastian was the highest bidder on “Hela”!

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Divine poppyseed cheesecake brought by Gregory.

 

A night to remember and to revisit next year!

House Concert – Fundraiser tomorrow!

Let’s support the good people – this Sunday is the 25th Finale of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity – a wonderful event initiated by a rock-and-roll enthusiast where bands play free concerts all over Poland and volunteers collect donation for life saving children hospital equipment and programs for seniors. Lives get saved, community spirit gets built, culture of sharing is introduced especially to young people.  The Orchestra plays mostly in Poland, but begins to spread world wide. Last year the Chicago group collected over 100K in donations!

Tomorrow’s concert is a 4 pm potluck party at the Bernal Opera headquarters in San Francisco, with some arias, show tunes  and dancing to the music of recently deceased greats: George Michael, Prince, Bowie and Leonard Cohen. A last minute idea but good for a start. Let me know if you want to stop by!

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