Letter from Italy, 1944

$4,562 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 51 people in 24 months
GM Chorale
on behalf of Walter Ryan
22 Veterans with PTSD commit suicide each day in the US.  Hundreds of thousands more are struggling with this terrible aftermath of war.  PTSD grievously affects too many of our nation’s heroic veterans, their families and ultimately all of us.

Is there anything we can do?   One effective answer is Letter from Italy, 1944, an amazing, healing musical drama about such a veteran – a World War II doctor who served with the medics of the fabled 10th Mountain Division.

This new American music is now helping those suffering from PTSD and deserves to be heard by people everywhere.    Through the magic of music, drama and historic projections, it opens the conversation about PTSD and healing begins.

You can help bring Letter from Italy, 1944 to the stage for its second performance this May with your tax-deductible donation.  Join the 200 choral voices of the GMChorale and Hartford Chorale, professional soloists, and the Hartford Symphony with your support of this brilliant response to the national crisis of PTSD. 

The collaborating 501(c)(3) non-profit producers, GMChorale and Hartford Chorale, need to raise $50,000 to support the $150,000 production costs associated with this performance.  Your donation will partially support free tickets for veterans and their families, a Military Service Honor Roll Book for each attendee, and a series of Community Conversations centering on PTSD in addition to the profoundly poignant two-hour musical.  

Even a $5 donation greatly helps fund this project. The synergy of generosity combines your gift with other contributions, allowing us to offer even more complimentary tickets to worthy veterans!

Honor those who have given so much of themselves to protect our freedoms – please support Letter from Italy, 1944 so that it may also come to your hometown.

Visit gmchorale.org for more information about Letter from Italy, 1944, or bushnell.org to purchase tickets.
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$4,562 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 51 people in 24 months
Created February 20, 2017
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Greg Van Deusen
21 months ago

What a great cause!

Richard Pugliese
22 months ago

Truly an honor to support this important endeavor and help bring our veterans and men in service to the performance! Thank you Sarah and Nan for sharing the story of your dad in "Letter from Italy, 1944", both the oratorio and the book. Being a part of this has been one of the most important experiences of my life! Love you both!

Joanne Coghill
22 months ago

Glad to support this outstanding production!!

22 months ago
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