Duke Pitchforks concert to benefit HALOS

Image by The Pitchforks of Duke University

Duke University’s premier all male a cappella group, the Pitchforks, are travelling to Charleston to perform in concert to benefit local children.

The performance will be held on Saturday, February 5th at 7:30 p.m. at the Charleston Jewish Community Center, and proceeds will support HALOS, a local nonprofit organization that works in partnership with the Charleston County Department of Social Services and local faith, civic and business groups to target resources and services to child victims of abuse and neglect. A light reception featuring wine and hors d'oeuvres will immediately follow the concert.

Tickets are $25 per person in advance and $30 at the door. Students can purchase tickets at a discounted rate of $10 each.

Founded in 1979, The Pitchforks are the oldest a cappella group at Duke University. They perform across campus and North Carolina throughout the academic year, appearing in venues ranging from dorm common rooms to professional sports arenas. The Pitchforks have sung the national anthem at Chicago Bulls and Duke Basketball games, showcased themselves before the Queen of Jordan, and even performed in events as wild as Duke's LDOC, when they opened for Ben Folds in the spring of 2009. Their past two albums, Bring It Back (2006) and Disconcert (2008), have each won the CARA Award for Best Male Collegiate Album in the nation, and they hope for even greater success with their newest release, All In (2010). 

HALOS is a nonprofit organization that provides resources and special opportunities to abused and neglected children through partnerships with faith-based and other community organizations. Founded in 1997 by Dr. Eve Spratt, a child psychiatrist and pediatrician at MUSC, HALOS helps over 2000 children annually.