Remembering the homeless and Steve O'Neil in song in Duluth

By KBJR News 1

April 27, 2014 Updated Apr 27, 2014 at 10:43 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com)

"This is the sound of one voice." sang the kids of a choir.

These children are raising their voices and singing their hearts out at Sacred Heart Music Center in Duluth.
They're members of Kako's Choir.

"This is a children's choir from Meyers Wilkinson Community School Collaborative." said Kathy Bogen of Meyers Wilkinson Collaborative.

The children collaborated with the Echoes of Peace Choir, plus musicians Rachel Kilgour and Charlie Parr at a performance Sunday to end homelessness.
The show was called, "A Place to Call Home".
It was also a tribute to the late St. Louis County Commissioner Steve O'Neill who was a tireless champion for the homeless.
Former Duluth community activist Debbie Isabel Nelson drove up from her new home in Chaska to honor the man's memory.

"I have so much respect for Steve O'Neill and the work he did for our city for all of us in the city that I wanted to be a part of this event." said Isabel Nelson.

Part of the event urged people to contact Duluth's mayor and city council to remind them to follow up on promises to help homeless people.
The concert's pianist, UMD music professor Ryan Frane, says that makes the day's music into a tangible solution to the problem.

"You're going to have a pretty good shot at people learning what they can do to make a difference." said Frane.

"This is the sound of one voice." sang the kids again as they finished their song.

In Duluth, Dave Anderson, KBJR 6 and Range 11.

Other people taking part in "A Place To Call Home" included Steve O'Neill's wife, Angie Miller.

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