The Harmony for the Homeless benefit concert was a great success. More than $11,000 was raised for Joshua’s House.

The first hour of the concert featured the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band playing Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin selections.The second half of the program began with the Camerata California Chamber Choir and University of California Davis Band performing Ralph Vaughn Williams’ “Toward an Unknown Region.” Award-winning pianist Richard Glazier, backed by the UC Davis Band, played a moving rendition of Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” Peter Nowlen did an outstanding job as the master of ceremonies, artistic director and conductor for the program.

The highlight of the Harmony Benefit was a presentation by William Foster of his new film “Giving Dignity to the Forgotten,” wherein Joshua’s House founder Marlene von Friederichs-Fitzwater provides a powerful and moving narration on the urgent need for a homeless hospice in Sacramento.

Watch “Giving Dignity to the Forgotten.”

View behind-the-scenes photos of the concert.

A special thanks to Mia Goldman, Pete Nowlen, Richard Glazier and all performers and donors who came out to support Joshua’s House.