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More musicians are still needed - and invited- to create (and perform in) their own Notes for Nourishment events in ANY location in ANY country on ANY date ANY time of the year!
Why not??  

Contact Erin Nolan, project director: [email protected]
Note: the material below refers to concert tours that have recently taken place. It will be archived in due course.

Sunday May 22nd, 2011 at 3pm
First United Methodist Church
600 State Street, Salem OR 97301  [map]
[more info]

Tuesday May 24th, 2011 at 7pm
Riverside Community Church
4th and State Streets, Hood River, OR 97031  [map]
[more info]

"Spring Reverie"

Sunday May 15th, 2011 at 7pm

Calvary By the Sea Lutheran Church
5339 Kalanianaole Highway
Honolulu, Hawaii 96821  [map]
Donna Stoering [piano], and Erin Nolan [viola]
Music by Faure, J.S. Bach, and others.

Admission is FREE, but a donation will be taken up to benefit local and worldwide charities.
Additional events at noon and at 7pm, Monday May 15th.
Full details on the Listen for Life Blog page HERE.
San Jose, California
[Rose Garden District]
Wed April 20th, 2011, 7pm
  • - Donna Stoering, piano
  •  - Three cellists from the SJCO
  •  - Listen for Life Chorale
  • FREE Admission, Donations accepted to benefit local 
  • St. Vincent de Paul projects.

Full details are here.
St Louis, Missouri
[Sunset Hills, MO 63126]
Sat April 30th, 2011, 7pm
  - Donna Stoering, piano
  - Erin Nolan, viola

Full details are on the LFL Blog.
Concert Poster here.

Notes for Nourishment
Washington DC area tour
ember 2010

A series of Listen for Life Notes for Nourishment concerts took place recently in the Washington DC area, featuring internationally-renowned musicians violist Erin Nolan and pianist Donna Stoering performing a mix of classical works and Christmas carol medleys. All concerts were free to the public, but free-will donations were collected at each event to benefit a variety of causes.

Thursday, December 2nd at 3pm
Our Lady of the Angels Chapel
711 Maiden Choice Lane [map]
Catonsville, MD 21228  

Thursday, December 2nd at 7pm
Little Sisters of the Poor
St. Martin’s Home
601 Maiden Choice Lane [map]
Catonsville, MD 21228

Saturday, December 4th at 7pm
In the Basilica at the
National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
333 South Seton Street [map]
Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727
for info please call 301-447-7124
or visit website at
Concert to benefit the
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Monday, December 6th at 7.30pm
St. Mary's Lyceum in Old Town Alexandria, VA
313 Duke St [map]
Alexandria, VA 22314

Notes for Nourishment
Hawaii tour in November 2010

Tuesday November 16th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  "Notes for Nourishment" concert, to benefit
Hawaii's Sounding Joy Music Therapy at:
Maui Music Conservatory [map]
275 W. Kaahumanu Ave, Suite C23
(in the Queen Kaahumanu Mall)
Kahului, HI 96732 (Maui)

Thursday November 18th, 6-8pm 
  "Notes for Nourishment" concert, to benefit
Hawaii's Sounding Joy Music Therapy, at:
 East Hawaii Cultural Center [map]
141 Kalakaua Street
Hilo, HI 96720 (Big Island)

Saturday November 20th, 6-8pm 
  "Notes for Nourishment" concert, to benefit
Hawaii's Sounding Joy Music Therapy, at:
Central Union Church [map]
1660 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96826 (Oahu)

Sunday November 21st, 1:30-3:30pm  
"Notes for Nourishment" concert
 featuring Donna Stoering, Andy Anderson,
 and a special guest artist, at:
Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace [map]
1184 Bishop Street
Honolulu, HI 96813 (Oahu)
Refreshments will follow in Kamiano Center.
[See the PDF flyer.]

[Donna Stoering]
U.S. Pacific Coast
 Concert Tour

August 14-26, 2010
[Erin Nolan]
Internationally-renowned musicians
 Donna Stoering (piano) and Erin Nolan (viola)
 performed a highly successful series of Notes for Nourishment concerts in California, Oregon, and Washington.
[see concert program and musician bios below]

Saturday August 14th, 6pm - 7:30pm
[light supper at 6pm, concert at 6:30pm]
Oakland, California
St Paschal Baylon Church [map]
3700 Dorisa Ave, Oakland CA 94605
[ near Golf Links Rd exit off hwy 580]
FREE CONCERT -- donations encouraged
View or download the Concert Program! (PDF)

Friday August 20th, 7:30pm - 9pm
Longview, Washington
St Rose Catholic Church [map]
2571 Nichols Blvd, Longview, WA 98632

[Cheese & Wine Reception to follow performance
At St Rose Parish Center, 701 26th Ave, Longview]

Monday August 23rd, 7pm
Mount Angel, Oregon
St Mary Catholic Church [map]
575 E. College Street, Mount Angel, OR 97362

Tuesday August 24th, 7pm
Salem, Oregon
Jason Lee United Methodist Church [map]
820 Jefferson Street NE, Salem, OR 97301

Thursday August 26th, 7:30pm
Saratoga, California
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church [map]
12770 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070
[corner of Saratoga Ave and Cox Ave]

The concert will be followed by
 a bit of bubbly and a bite of dessert.

Donations, to benefit the San José Chamber Orchestra Youth Programs, accepted but not required. 

Concert Program:

The Notes for Nourishment concert will consist of classical and cross-cultural spiritual melodies, including works by Chopin, Rachmaninov, Fauré, Schubert and others.

Musician biographies:

[Donna Stoering]Donna Stoering is an internationally known concert pianist and singer, Grammy award nominee, Artistic Ambassador for the USA and Britain, former Marshall Scholar and Artist in Residence at Oxford University and a television producer/presenter of programs about music and arts that are currently shown on the BBC. Donna is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Listen for Life Foundation.

[Erin Nolan]An avid chamber musician and orchestral player, Erin splits her time between the USA and England. Her love of ethnic music has led her to performances in Carnegie Hall with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Project, and also with Boris Grebenshikov as part of an international touring group. Most recently Erin has spent the last four years touring as part of the English Chamber Orchestra, the BBC Symphony, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Erin is the Founder of the Notes for Nourishment program.
Please visit the Notes for Nourishment Blog, maintained by Notes for Nourishment founder Erin Nolan.

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The Vision behind
Notes for Nourishment

The idea behind Notes for Nourishment is to bring about good music for a good cause. A few years ago I found out about an amazing charity called Mary’s Meals and I wanted to help in some way. As a musician I am always trying to think of ways of using music for a deeper purpose. Music in itself nourishes the soul and can be a source of peace, joy, comfort, life, healing, and even simply rest to the listener. In turn, through the donations and ticket purchases of the listeners we can help to nourish the bodies of those in need.

Being a lover of ethnic music and intercultural dialogue I thought that it would be wonderful if the culture of the people we are aiding could be incorporated in to the concert program. For example if the charity of choice for a particular concert were based in Tanzania, it would be extra nourishing to have some ethnic Tanzanian musicians perform some of their traditional music as part of the concert program so that the audience might learn a bit about the culture they are aiding. Having said this, my greatest wish is to provide a stage where great music can serve a great cause and I am open to any and all ideas that you concert organisers, hosts, listeners, and musicians may have. Any good cause no matter how small or great is welcome, from supporting your local soup kitchen or parish to aiding refugees in Haiti. Whoever hosts the concert gets to pick the cause, so start organizing and enjoy a wonderful evening of camaraderie, art, goodness, and rich nourishment!

Ways you can help:

- Organize a concert in your local church, community center, school, art gallery, home….ANYWHERE!
[Note: If you do decide to organize a concert don’t forget to let us know so that we can post the event on our website.]

- If you don’t think that you have the time, or if the thought of organizing a concert is just too daunting please consider making a small donation to help with the travel and organizational costs of setting up a concert. This is equally important and will help to spread the nourishment!

- If both of the above are not possible can you please just spread the idea. Brainstorming doesn’t cost a penny and the more brains we have behind this, the more notes and nourishment we can spread. So PLEASE let us know any and all of your ideas. We would love to hear them and incorporate them.

Thank you for your help and your interest!

Erin Nolan
Founder, Notes for Nourishment