Nanaimo Youth Choir members have been working hard raising money for their trip to perform at Carnegie Hall on June 12.
Thanks to generous donations from the community during the groups fundraising events, the choir member’s families contributing $10,000 and the Nanaimo Conservatory of Music bequesting $10,000, the choir has raised about $40,000.
The youths’ goal is $60,000 for the trip.
The choir still needs to raise the remaining $20,000.
Members are making another big push and hope to raise the remainder.
“Our goal was to raise the money by Christmas, so the choir could concentrate on learning the music to perform at Carnegie Hall … obviously we want to be performing at our very best once we hit that stage,” said Marian Smith, choir director in a press release.
For more information about the Nanaimo Conservatory of Music’s Youth Choir or to donate, please go to www.nanaimoyouthchoir.ca or call 250-754-4611.