Pete Seeger Tribute at Chilliwack United Saturday

Chilliwack United Church hosts The Power of Song, May 23, with proceeds to Orchestra of Recycled Instruments in Cateura, Paraguay.

The Power of Song on May 23 at 7 p.m. at Chilliwack United Church is a musical tribute to the late Pete Seeger

The Power of Song on May 23 at 7 p.m. at Chilliwack United Church is a musical tribute to the late Pete Seeger

The Power of Song on May 23 in Chilliwack is a musical tribute to the late Pete Seeger, singer, songwriter and lifelong social activist.

Chilliwack United Church is hosting the concert and proceeds will go to The Orchestra of Recycled Instruments in Cateura, Paraguay.

The concert will feature Arnt Arntzen on vocals and banjo, his father, Tom Arntzen on piano and vocals, Will Sparks on guitar and vocals and Harold Lange on upright bass and vocals.

Seeger was known for raising the profile of political and social justice issues, including, civil rights, worker rights and environmental protection.

He used his voice and banjo to sound the alarm from the 1940s right up to his last days. Some of his more popular songs include, “If I Had a Hammer,” “Where Have all the Flowers Gone” and “Turn, Turn, Turn.”

“Bring your singing voices along because as with Pete’s concerts, this tribute will allow for much audience participation.”

The Orchestra of Recycled Instruments was founded by a musician who wanted to do something for the children who lived in a village that had grown up around a garbage dump. They now perform publicly and have begun a music school for these children.

Two sets of music are planned with an intermission for refreshments. The concert is at 7 p.m.

Tickets for The Power of Song, at Chilliwack United or through any of the other United Churches in Chilliwack and Agassiz, adults $20, children $10.

Chilliwack United is on 45835 Spadina Ave. Chilliwack, B.C.