Shining Light Project

Connecting across our community

In 2012, Pan Harmonia launched Shining Light Project to bring music to underserved people in Western North Carolina. Beyond the world of traditional concerts and performances, this venture provides free programs to those often forgotten in our community: our neighbors in nursing homes, homeless shelters, prisons and other facilities. We believe music’s enlightening and healing power should transcend boundaries of access.

A lovely time at Haywood Vocational Opportunities

Pan Harmonia artists connect with all facets of our community and bring music to those who may be struggling or are disadvantaged.

Shining Light Project is completely supported by private individuals.

If you would like to participate in this initiative, please consider making a gift to Pan Harmonia. All donations are tax-deductible. Donate here. Also, if you would like to recommend a facility for us to serve, please write us to share your ideas.

2018-2019

December 11 – Performance at Craggy Correctional Center, Minimum Security Facility

December 19 – Performance at Craggy Correctional Center, Medium Security Facility

Entrance to Craggy Prison

March 10 – Performance at Craggy Correctional Center, Medium Security Facility

April 18 – performance for seniors at the Jewish Family Services Day Club, Asheville

2017-2018

September 19 – Performance at Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy, Forest City, NC

November 9 – Performance at Craggy Correctional Center, Minimum Security Facility

April 26 – Performance at Craggy Correctional Center, Minimum Security Facility

May 3 – Performance at Craggy Correctional Center, Medium Security Facility

Asheville Flute Choir

2016-2017

August 25 – Performance at Craggy Correctional Center, Minimum Security Facility

February 24 – Performance at Craggy Correctional Center, Minimum Security Facility

March 9 – Mozart performance for homeless men at Western Carolina Rescue Ministry, Asheville

2015-2016

October 30 – performance for inmates at Craggy Correctional Center, Asheville

November 9 – performances for seniors at the Battery Park Apartments, Asheville

January 29 – performance for homeless men at Western Carolina Rescue Ministry, Asheville

Western Carolina Rescue Ministry, Asheville
Western Carolina Rescue Ministry, Asheville

2014-2015

November 21 – performance for adults with developmental disabilities, at Haywood Vocational Occupation Center

November 23 – performance for inmates at Craggy Correctional Center, Asheville READ MORE HERE

March 12 – performance for homeless men at Western Carolina Rescue Ministry, Asheville

March 29  – performance for homeless community at Church of the Advocate, Asheville

2013-2014

Theresa is deaf but loves feeling the vibrations from Amy’s guitar, HVO

October 24 – performance for homeless men at Western Carolina Rescue Ministry, Asheville

November 7 – performances for seniors at the Battery Park Apartments, Asheville

January 15 – performance for homeless at The Haywood Street Congregation, Asheville

January 21 – Craggy Correctional Center – rescheduled to Nov. 2014, due to a prisoner escape

March 10 – performance for adults at Haywood Vocational Occupation Center

July 1 – performance for seniors at the Jewish Family Services Day Club, Asheville

2012-2013

December 6 – performances for seniors at the Jewish Community Center’s Day Club and the Battery Park Apartments

January 24  – performance for homeless men, Western Carolina Rescue Ministry

February 1 – performances for adults with developmental disabilities, Haywood Vocational Opportunities in Haywood County

February 5 – performance for Swannanoa Women’s Correction Center

February 19 – performance for 3-5 year-olds at Asheville Montessori School