'The 5 Browns' hold concert to help victims of child abuse

Posted at 10:40 PM, Dec 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 00:40:28-05

OREM, Utah — They're known for their beautiful piano renditions of classical music, and on Giving Tuesday, Utah's well-known sibling music group The 5 Browns hosted a concert at Utah Valley University to raise money for a cause close to their hearts.

Playing songs from their new album, "The Little Tin Box," which the two brothers and three sisters said is about childhood memories, the group performed together on stage together in what they said was the first time in 10 months.

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The Browns shared messages and reflections on the past in between the music, and expressed they wanted to bring healing during the pandemic.

"We hope that it will bring families together, especially this time of year when a lot of families are struggling in different ways," Deondra Brown said, during an interview with Fox 13 before the concert.

The Browns said 100% of the ticket sales from the concert will benefit the National Children's Alliance, an organization they said helps each of the more than 20 Children's Justice Centers across Utah.

Deondra, Desirae, Melody, Gregory and Ryan Brown have been public about their own childhood trauma and abuse.

"As individuals ourselves who have dealt with childhood abuse, we feel like there are so many people out there who can relate to the mixture of emotions that you feel as you're digging through your childhood and your memories," Deondra said.

She said the wanted to use Tuesday night as an opportunity to give back and celebrate the people across the country who work to help childhood abuse victims.

"For the five of us, being able to perform together, being able to pour our emotions and our souls and our deepest thoughts and desires into the music, has been healing in so many ways," she said. "And so because of that, we want to everything that we can to share that love with everyone who listens."