Harmony for Haiti this past Thursday night (2/11) was a huge success! The concert was completely sold out, raising over $3,000. This money will be split equally between two charities, Partners in Health and Save the Children. Organized and hosted by Anni Satinover ('11), Harmony for Haiti featured all Skidmore a capella groups, several Skidmore bands, the Skidmore gospel choir Lift Every Voice, and even a faculty quartet.
Three days after Satinover first heard about the earthquake in Haiti, she was on the internet, e-mailing her a capella group, the Accents, trying to put together some kind of student benefit. She managed to organize over a dozen performances and book the Zankel Music Center (almost an impossible task!).
"Last night was an incredible night," she says, "It was amazing to see so many students in the audience, because they are the ones who donated-- this is money that the students raised for Haiti. Organizing a concert does nothing without support and I was blown away by how much support there's been from the student body throughout the process and at the show that night. I think it's great that even though all of our lives are so removed from what's happening in Haiti, students still have perspective and are remembering that the world is a lot bigger than our daily lives at Skidmore."
Satinover rocked out the finale, starting off "Imagine" by the Beatles, with the entire cast of performers behind her, singing along. The performance as a whole was incredibly inspiring; Satinover deserves a huge round of applause.