Denná Good-Mojab appeared in concert on April 10, 2010 at 7:00 pm at the HART Theatre in Hillsboro, Oregon. All profits from this fundraising event were donated to support Mercy Corps' work in Haiti. Her goal is to raise at least $5,000 through ticket sales for her concert, additional donations at the concert, and donations via this fundraising page, The program included classical songs, operatic arias, and other works in English, Italian, German, and Farsi. A representative from Mercy Corps was at the concert to talk about the organization's work in Haiti and to accept additional donations.
Mercy Corps' mission is "to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities." As international relief efforts continue in Haiti, a Mercy Corps earthquake response team is in Port-au-Prince responding to urgent needs. By purchasing a ticket to attend "Singing for Hait—An Evening of Classical Music with Denná Good-Mojab" or by making a donation here on her Mercy Corps fundraising page, supporters are helping families in Haiti recover from the most powerful earthquake to hit the country in more than 200 years. The needs in Haiti are immense. Its capital lies in ruins, as many as 200,000 may be dead, and survivors are increasingly desperate for food, clean water and shelter. Although the concert has already taken place, this fundraising page is still accepting donations. Please give what you can to help families recover. No donation is too small. Follow Mercy Corps' latest updates at mercycorps.org/haiti, on Facebook, and on Twitter.
Denná Good-Mojab organized and performed in this concert for her senior capstone project at her high school, Estacada AllPrep Early College. In June 2010, she will graduate from high school at the age of thirteen, having taken only 1.5 years to complete high school graduation requirements through being a full-time college student. She has studied voice with Christine Meadows, Director of Opera at Portland State University. Denná will attend Portland State University in the fall of 2010 where she will double major in English and music with an emphasis on voice. In 2007, Denná debuted with the Portland Opera as the Second Spirit in Mozart's "The Magic Flute." She was ten years old. She sang again with the Opera in its 2009 production of "La Bohème."
“Denná Good-Mojab is a talented and brilliant young singer. At age 13, she possesses an innate and mature understanding of music and performing. One can only imagine how far she will go!” — Christine Meadows, Director of Opera, Portland State University
Classic Pianos of Portland sponsored Singing for Haiti. Because of their generosity, concert goers enjoyed the rich, expressive voice of a full-sized upright piano to accompany Denná Good-Mojab's beautiful voice.
Jon Nutting was also a sponsor of Singing for Haiti. He very kindly donated his time and talent to create the graphic design of the concert poster and the tickets.
Thank you, sponsors!