The 2015 Hilde Girls & Drumsistas Benefit Concert, Seeding Our Wild, will begin at 7 p.m., April 18 at Unity Church of the Hills. This year, the concert will benefit the Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center, a local nonprofit organization whose mission is to connect children and their families with nature through their Children in Nature Collaborative.
Hilde Girls, founded in 1999 under the direction of founder Susan Lincoln, is a unique community of women who sing from their hearts, grow and learn together and share through service. They sing songs from all over the world, but their roots are from the teachings and music of 12th-century abbess and mystic, Hildegard of Bingen. Each year, the women come together at their annual benefit concert to share the songs of Hildegard and others, as well as to raise funds for local nonprofits.
The Drumsistas are a local group of Austin drummers and singers from Sherry Gingras’ performance class at DRUMZ Percussion Paradise. They will join the Hilde Girls during the second half of the annual concert and bring lively, African rhythms to sing and dance to.
The Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center began in 1976 as the nonprofit Westcave Preserve Corporation, established to clean up and restore the spectacular Hill Country grotto. Since that time, they have grown in mission and vision to encompass a state-of-the-art Environmental Learning Center and environmental education curriculum that supports statemandated learning objectives (TEKS), hosting nearly 8,000 school children in 2012.