The students were given a direct invitation by Whitacre, who has performed around the world, to join in a choir residence program, followed by a performance with him at Carnegie Hall.
On Friday, Jan. 11, students in the O’Neill chamber choir, faculty and parents will be hosting a coffee house where there will be music, dancing, poetry, and much more.
The coffee house will take place at O’Neill CVI, 301 Simcoe Street North, admission is $5, and doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The event itself will begin at 7 p.m.
Beverages and baked goods will be available for purchase, and there will also be a raffle for gift baskets. All proceeds are in support of the choir’s performance at Carnegie Hall.
There has also been a GoFundMe set up for the students to aide in their fundraising. To donate visit https://www.gofundme.com/3u6an7-occ-sings-at-carnegie-hall