(Northland’s NewsCenter) --- The Duluth music community has come together to help support people living in poverty this holiday season.
Choirs from four congregations along with a Festival Orchestra made up of DSSO members came together to perform Mozart's Requiem.
All proceeds from today's two performances will be donated to Chum, a social service agency that provides food and shelter to people who are homeless or living in poverty.
A Chum spokesperson says Chum has seen a dramatic increase in the need for its services.
"In the last quarter, we have seen more people, different people staying in our emergency shelters that we have had in our history,” Mary Schmitz said. “We are also seeing more families with very young children than we have ever seen before. And, the need for food for our food shelf has also increased."
Another Holiday concert to raise money for Chum will take place on Dec. 1 at the College of St. Scholastica.