Voices of Hope Humanitarian Choir and Instrumentalists
- To raise funds and awareness for people under-served in our community including homeless, immigrants and refugees
- To volunteer time and talent
- To collaborate and partner with churches and charitable organizations
Meet HENRY MOLLICONE
As a commitment to social justice, San Francisco Bay Area composer Henry Mollicone assembled local musicians to give free community concerts to raise funds for homeless in our community. Voices of Hope (VOH) Humanitarian Choir and Instrumentalists, perform Mollicone’s powerful works including the Beatitude Mass: for the Homeless, Missa Brevis for the Refugees of War, and Misa de los Inmigrantes which make statements for social justice causes such as homelessness, immigration, and the plight of refugees.
From Serious Illness to Non-Profit
In 2016, Henry was diagnosed with a life-threatening disease. Coming to terms with a devastating illness, he contemplated next steps and asked himself what he wanted to accomplish with the rest of his life.
For many years Henry donated his time to the homeless programs and ministries at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph’s in San Jose, California. In 2006 he composed Beatitude Mass asking the choirs who performed this work, to donate a portion of the concert proceeds to homelessness. The answer to his question of what to do with the rest of his life became clear. Create a way, through the power of music, to benefit organizations who provide services and support to the ever-increasing homeless population.
With the support of his friends, music directors Leroy Kromm and Barbara Day Turner, Henry formed Voices of Hope Humanitarian Choir and Instrumentalists with a vision to bring together volunteer musicians who believe they can make a difference.
A Message from Henry Mollicone
Dear Friends –
I am so proud of Voices of Hope, Humanitarian Choir and Instrumentalists. As a volunteer organization, we have raised funds and awareness for people underserved in our local communities through free concerts performed in partnering churches with selected charities.
Through free-will donations, we have given over $15,000 to charities including Village House, Sunnyvale Community Services, Dignity on Wheels, Cathedral Social Ministries, Blue Tarp, Rotating Car Park Program, San Jose Family Shelter and St. Vincent de Paul.
Like all groups, VOH has postponed its upcoming concerts. We remain committed to helping people including homeless, immigrants and refugees in our community through the Power of Music.
We hope to resume performances this summer. I will share out our next concert dates as soon as we know what is possible.
We look forward to connecting with you soon.
As we won’t be performing for the foreseeable future, please consider a donation to help our causes.