Lighthouse Chorus to host benefit concert for local food pantries

Published 9:13 am Tuesday, October 16, 2018

NILES — Members of the Michiana Metro Lighthouse Chorus are working to erase the fingerprints of hunger by hosting a fundraiser for area food banks at 6:59 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 302 Cedar St., Niles.

The chorus will present Music with a Mission. Net proceeds from the performance will be donated to food banks in Niles, Buchanan, Berrien Springs, Edwardsburg and Benton Harbor. Attendees are also encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to a food drive that evening.

Music with a Mission will include a variety of music that will seek to appeal to all ages, including several patriotic pieces in honor of Veterans Day. General admission tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door and senior/student tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Admission is free for children under age 12. Advance tickets can be purchased by calling (269) 471-4559 or (219) 362-5141.

The Lighthouse Chorus is a local, non profit a cappella chorus that gathers weekly to share their love of singing. The chorus performs primarily in the four-part harmony of the barbershop style, and their repertoire includes everything from jazz to doo wop.

“Our chorus members love performing and bringing our communities together through singing,” said Chorus President Era Snyder.

Chorus members come from a variety of backgrounds and from multiple counties throughout the area, including Berrien and Cass County in Michigan and LaPorte County in Indiana. Some members have more than 50 years of barbershop singing and others have less than a year. All the members share one thing — the joy of singing.

The Lighthouse Chorus has performed through southwest Michigan and northwest Indiana, singing in a variety of venues. The chorus is always looking for new members and welcomes any male who loves to sing to visit chorus practice at 7 p.m. Thursday evenings, at the Grace United Methodist Church in Niles. More information on the chorus is available at