Cuatro Puntos is dedicated to intercultural dialogue and universal access through the performance, writing, and teaching of music. We partner with Christ Church Cathedral for a program called Music Moves Hartford. Since 2018 Music Moves Hartford has served those who face homelessness in downtown Hartford by building a permanent and safe community for self expression. We make music together, and we spread joy by performing publicly. The Music Moves Hartford Street Choir performed 19 public concerts in 2019. Participants are able to succeed at something everyone can do with a little practice: making music. We serve 50 homeless adults in Hartford. Through our safe and happy community we are also able to help connect them with other services they need. Each participants gets a bus pass as a thank you after each rehearsal. We have been on hiatus since mid March 2019, but are starting again soon.
We'll be doing bucket drumming in smaller groups of 10 max. We have plenty of PPE that has been donated, and all volunteers and participants will wear PPE and practice social distancing guidelines. We need volunteers for any or all of these areas: - take attendance - drum with the participants - help clean between sessions - get to know the participants and learn about their lives - put together care packages from donations given - connect participants with other social services - be involved in planning events and lessons
There is no experience required in any particular field to be a very influential volunteer. If you have experience in health care, behavioral health, homeless services, or music we can definitely use your specialized advise and assistance.
Right now we plan to meet again on Wednesday mornings, though the schedule may change again. Ideally we are looking for volunteers who wish to become embedded in this rewarding community on a weekly basis over a long period. It is very rewarding! Please reach out and we'll keep you up to date!
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Wednesdays in Downtown Hartford
NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
Cuatro Puntos is dedicated to intercultural dialogue and universal access through the performance, writing, and teaching of music.
"Cuatro Puntos" means "four points" in Spanish and is a multi-faceted, arts non-profit organization that uses music for social change and empowerment of the underserved. We have host a multi-cultural concert series in Connecticut, the Music Moves Hartford Street Choir for homeless and food/housing insecure residents, and Music/Curriculum Alignment programs in school classrooms. Our roster of professional, resident musicians collaborate with local, national, and international guest artists to produce genre-defying and culturally significant concert programing and album recordings. Our street choir fills the city with song. Here music is not a museum- it is a living, breathing part of society and a relevant vehicle for addressing social issues. Our ongoing programming takes place in Connecticut in Hartford, Glastonbury, and Norwich- however we do frequent concerts, school visits, and collaborations around the country and the world.
Arts & Culture
Homeless & Housing
We'll work with your schedule.
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