August 12, 2015

TCNJ Hosts Concert to Benefit DRC Charities

Congo Concert

Four-time Grammy nominated jazz vocalist Karrin Allyson will appear in concert at The College of New Jersey on September 20 to benefit charities that are performing humanitarian work in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The concert “Chanson pour le Congo III” will be held at the Mildred and Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall, 2000 Pennington Road in Ewing at 3 p.m. with doors opening at 2:15 p.m. The event is presented by TCNJ’s Women and Gender Studies Program, Women in Learning and Leadership, and the Office of the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences. 

This will be the third concert that Allyson, a regular at New York’s Birdland and a four-time Grammy nominee, has given benefits for two Congo-based charities — Woman, Cradle of Abundance, and the United Front Against Riverblindness (UFAR).

“Women of the Congo have amazing strength,” says Allyson, “and I only want to help with their goals of a safe and healthy society, freed from diseases like AIDS and riverblindness, and to help the world see that they are first class citizens.”

Allyson will be accompanied by bass guitarist Ed Howard.

A reception to meet the artists will follow the performance.

Tickets are available online at or