CHRIS DINGMAN AND IKE STURM PREMIER NEW CHAMBER WORKS
Awaken your spirit of service with a concert and call to action. Internationally celebrated vibraphonist Chris Dingman and bassist Ike Sturm present new chamber works to support the vital interfaith mission of Habitat for Humanity NYC.
Suggested donation - $25/$15 seniors and students
Chris Dingman was recognized as the Rising Star Vibraphonist of 2012 in the Downbeat Magazine Critics Poll. A superbly lyrical composer and improviser, Dingman’s five-part suite The Subliminal and the Sublime was funded with support from the Doris Duke Foundation. An accomplished bassist and leading composer of sacred jazz works, Ike Sturm designs and curates innovative programs at Saint Peter’s Church. As Music Director for the Jazz Ministry, Sturm composes music for weekly liturgies and has toured the U.S., Denmark, Sweden, Germany and Norway with his band, Evergreen. His Jazz Mass was awarded 4 1/2 stars by Downbeat and was named one of the “Best CDs of the Year.” Dingman and Sturm have collaborated on numerous projects, including Sturms's 2015 album Shelter of Trees, which Downbeat magazine described as “undeniably beautiful.”
SAINT PETER'S CHURCH - BUILDING HOUSES FOR ALL TO DWELL AND SAFELY LIVE
Anyone walking the streets or riding the subway cars of New York City will encounter the City’s most-frequently ignored population, its homeless citizens. Women, men, young adults, children, seniors who by night sleep in the shadows and by day many wish to hide form view.
Saint Peter’s Church is committed to giving voice to the homeless population, advocating for their needs and concerns, and providing basic necessities until every person enjoys the safety and shelter of a home.
Saint Peter’s Church partners with various agencies to help obtain transitional and permanent housing for persons in need. Chief among these partners is Common Ground, a not-for-profit organization that creates and manages affordable, supportive housing and employment programs for homeless, disabled, elderly and low income persons. Additionally, Saint Peter’s Church partners with Habitat for Humanity to build affordable housing, educate people about the scope of homelessness, and advocate for local, state and federal funding for vital programs and equitable housing laws.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY NYC - A BRIEF HISTORY
Founded in 1984 as an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, Habitat NYC builds in the five boroughs of New York City, building homes for ownership by families and individuals in need.
Habitat for Humanity NYC builds the homes with the "sweat equity" of their family partner homeowners who work side-by-side with volunteers. Professional contractors build the exterior shells to code, and the volunteers do the interior construction. Each year thousands of New Yorkers from faith institutions, corporations, schools and civic groups come to build with Habitat For Humanity NYC and learn more about how to help solve New York's affordable housing crisis.
In addition to building homes, Habitat NYC is a leading advocate for affordable housing. Their goal is to ensure that every New Yorker has a decent, affordable home, by creating a social movement to end the housing crisis plaguing New York City and by calling on elected officials to make affordable housing a priority.
With the help of thousands of volunteers every year, Habitat NYC has served more than 380 families in the five boroughs of New York City with their permanent housing needs. Habitat NYC's first project in New York City began with President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter's visit and build in the Lower East Side.