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Convent girls seek $1m to attend World Choir Games
Tickets are out for We Sing In Riga! a fundraising concert hosted by the St Joseph’s Convent, Port of Spain, Choir.
Earlier this year, the school announced the choir’s participation in the World Choir Games 2014 in Riga, Latvia.
The World Choir games is known as the Olympics of choral festivals.
The choir will be the first from the Caribbean to be accepted to perform at the World Choir Games.
According to a release from the school, the adjudicators were so impressed with the choir’s track record at international festivals that they invited them to enter the prestigious Championship competition.
At the media conference it was also revealed that the choir needed to raise approximately $1 million to cover the cost of the trip.
The concert which takes place at Queen’s Hall on April 6 will feature Eddie Cumberbatch, Andre Mangatal, Renee Solomon, The Symphony of Saints Steel Orchestra, Latin dancers, the 2Cent Movement, Rhythmika (rhythmic gymnastics) and St Joseph’s Convent, Port-of-Spain, Choir.
Corporate sponsors like Nestlé, Media21 and Imagine Media have already joined the effort to make the concert a success.
Tickets may be purchased from the school and members of the choir and from April 1 at the Queen’s Hall Box Office.
For more information call the school at 625-4502.