Melville, NY - April 21st, 2015 - On April, 23rd, 2015, the Long Island Children’s Choir (LICC), Long Island’s Choir for a Cause, is honored to present a joint choral performance with the Bach Children’s Chorus (BCC) of Toronto, Canada at South Huntington Jewish Center, 2600 New York Avenue, Melville, NY at 6:15 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online for a suggested minimum donation of $15.00.
“The Bach Children's Chorus, under the direction of renowned children's choir conductor, Linda Beaupre and accompanied by famed choral composer, Eleanor Daley, has a wonderful reputation throughout Toronto for their beautiful, musical sound and professional approach of its four choirs, “ stated Colleen Regan, Artistic Director for the Long Island Children’s Choir.
“By providing our singers with the opportunity to interact with members of BCC's senior treble ensemble as well as work with Ms. Beaupre in preparation for the joint performance, they will be exposed to an incredible collaborative, inspiring experience.”
Proceeds from this performance will benefit LICC’s grant recipient, The Book Fairies, whose mission of fostering literacy and helping bring books to children in underserved communities truly resonated with LICC members. In addition, new and gently used books will be collected at the door.
“The Book Fairies is thrilled to be the recipient of the Choir for a Cause grant. The money raised will go directly toward running free book fairs for students in school districts in need on Long Island,” shared Amy Zaslansky, founder of The Book Fairies (Video below).
About Long Island Children’s Choir (LICC)
Long Island Children’s Choir provides music-loving children of all ages the opportunity to sing. A non-profit corporation, LICC is designed to enhance the musical education of students of all socioeconomic backgrounds at a time when diminishing school budgets have put music and arts education at risk. Learn more by visiting their official website.
About Bach Children’s Chorus (BCC)
The Bach Children's Chorus is a "Company in Residence" at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. With conductor Linda Beaupré and accompanist Eleanor Daley, the choir is known throughout Toronto and across Canada. The Choir has six solo recordings, performs in concerts and other events around Toronto, and tours frequently. The organization has longstanding ties to the Amadeus Choir and its conductor Lydia Adams and has been active since 1987 in the musical life of the city of Toronto. For more information, please click here.
About The Book Fairies
The Book Fairies is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that collects reading materials for people in need throughout metropolitan New York. The reading materials foster literacy and academic success, provide a respite from personal struggles, and nurture a love of reading across age groups. For more information, please click here.