Where We Sing

We sing for audiences large and small:

  • feature concerts
  • schools and universities
  • community centers and town halls
  • benefits
  • nursing homes
  • prisons and jails
  • soup kitchens and shelters
  • public rallies

Benefit Concert for Sgt. Jacob Garmalo Memorial Fund

In April 2024, Fiery Hope and The Uncles performed to support the Sgt. Jacob Garmalo Memorial Fund, which honors a young officer’s memory by raising money to help the formerly incarcerated to overcome financial obstacles and re-enter society. It was created shortly after the 21-year-old Leyden resident was killed when his motorcycle collided with a vehicle in 2016, but it has been dormant since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The memorial fund helps departing inmates obtain a driver’s license, birth certificate or other documents needed to open a bank account, apply for a job or get an apartment.

TO DONATE AT ANY TIME: We invite you to mail a check to AMANDLA, INC, P.O. Box 223, Greenfield MA 01302. Please put “Garmalo” in the memo line. Thank you for your support!

Benefit Concert for Movement Voter Project

In March 2024, Fiery Hope performed as the second act of an afternoon concert to support the Movement Voter Project. Annie Patterson, joined by Peter Blood, led the first half. MVP is an organization commited to turning out voters who often don’t vote by supporting grassroots groups who are trusted in their communities; when they knock on doors, people listen. In addition to our in-person audience at the Unitarian Society of Northampton & Florence, others enjoyed the concert via Youtube stream.

December 2023 Performances

November 2023 Stone Soup Benefit Concert

In mid-December, Fiery Hope singers brought our music & hearts into the Franklin County Jail, something we've done many times over the last 25 years; these visits were the first time we've been back inside since the pandemic.

Also, a few of us were part of a concert on Sat. Dec. 16th at 7pm as part of the Mt. Toby Concert Series in Leverett.

A few of us participated in a Solstice / Holiday service on Sun. Dec. 24th at 7pm at All Souls Church in Greenfield, MA. 399 Main St.

Benefit Concert for Stone Soup Cafe

Sunday, Nov. 12, 3pm, All Souls Church, 399 Main St., Greenfield MA.

Fiery Hope opening for Forest Avenue String Band in a benefit concert in support of Stone Soup Cafe community meal program. Tickets available at the door, suggested donation $5 - $25.

Fiery Hope's 35th Anniversary Concert

Amandla Hands Quilt

Sat., April 29, All Souls Church, Greenfield, 7:00 pm

After three years of singing almost exclusively outdoors, we celebrated 3.5 decades and supported Stone Soup Café (the weekly pay-what-you-can community meal--gourmet lunch!--served by volunteers) with new material & time-honored international favs.

Special guests, Forest Avenue (string band), opened for Fiery Hope.

Since not everyone enjoys financial security, we offered sliding scale admission:

35¢ to $35 dollars / suggested donation $15.00.