-- Proceeds to benefit underinsured and uninsured North Carolinians with breast cancer --
February 26, 2010 (RALEIGH, NC) -- “Harmony, Hope & Healing” is the theme for The General Assembly Chorus’ spring benefit concert to be held on Saturday, April 24, to support the Pretty In Pink Foundation. The concert will take place in the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Meymandi Concert Hall, in downtown Raleigh. WRAL-TV news anchor Debra Morgan will serve as emcee.
The General Assembly Chorus is the southeast’s premier men’s chorus and a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society. For the spring benefit concert, five other men’s chorus will join The General Assembly Chorus for both a matinee performance at 2 p.m. and an evening performance at 7:30. Proceeds raised through tickets sales and corporate sponsorships will benefit the Pretty In Pink Foundation, a North Carolina 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides financial assistance, resources and support to underinsured/uninsured people diagnosed with breast cancer.
"For years our focus has been purely on making great music,” said General Assembly President Warren Fuson. “But when the economic downturn hit last year we started asking ourselves, ‘How can we help?’ That started our charity search and we are thrilled to be supporting the Pretty In Pink Foundation. Our repertoire is full of emotional and heartfelt songs, but helping to save a cancer victim's life is really something worth singing about.”
Currently, sponsors for the spring concert include Wake Radiology, BD Technologies, Waverly Hematology/Oncology, First Citizens Bank, Wells Fargo Reserve Mortgage, WRAL, Itron, and The Brickyard Foundation.
Reserved tickets are $25; $20 general admission. Tickets for children under 12 are $15 reserved, $10 general admission. A $2 Senior Discount is available for those 55 and over. Tickets may be ordered by calling 919-741-6582 or by going online at www.generalassemblychorus.org.
For more information on Pretty In Pink Foundation, visit www.prettyinpinkfoundation.org.
About Pretty In Pink Foundation
Pretty In Pink Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides financial resources for uninsured and underinsured North Carolinians who are diagnosed with breast cancer and have limited financial means. Founded in 2004 by Dr. Lisa Tolnitch, a breast cancer surgeon, Pretty In Pink Foundation is positioned to have a point of presence in every state by 2020. Committed to providing hope, health and healing, Pretty In Pink Foundation has a growing network of healthcare professionals and quality of life partners. For more information on fundraising events, ways to help and how to become a volunteer, visit the website at www.PrettyInPinkFoundation.org, or join the Pretty In Pink Foundation Fan page on Facebook.
About The General Assembly Chorus:
The General Assembly Chorus formed in 1975 and is a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society. The chorus actively supports musical education through their Youth In Harmony outreach program, providing educational support, printed music and live demonstrations to local elementary schools. The Chorus also sponsors and funds HS quartet competitions along with scholarships for High School singers and music educators to attend advanced vocal music programs hosted by the Society. . For further information, including sponsorships, contact by Email: interest@GeneralAssemblyChorus.org, or Andre Lesperance by Phone: 919-303-0284.
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