Kids choir asking for help representing the U.S. in Australia
Marie Estrada , Zach Wonderlie
10:49 PM, Jun 30, 2017
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Kids from a local choir are headed to Australia, to represent the United States in a competition at the Sydney Opera House.
Chamber Bravura is an extra-curricular vocal performance organization comprised of 30 vocalists from various middle and high schools in the San Diego area. The students perform rigorous choral music through a program of regular rehearsals and concerts.
The group will continue their annual tour schedule this year in Australia and New Zealand from July 7 through July 20.
The Australian International Music Festival is one of our most popular and best-attended events in Sydney. With an average of 1,100 participants each year. Groups regularly attending from Australia, China, New Zealand, Japan and the U.S.
“I never dreamed that a group of kids could meet great heights with only one rehearsal each week," said Chamber Bravura director Katherine Girvins. "To be invited to sing in the Sydney Opera House is a dream in itself, but to compete in worlds in almost unimaginable, I’m so thrilled for them."
To attend, the cost per student is $4,600. This includes airfare from Los Angeles, meals, coach transportation from city to city, and hotel costs. There are 25 students selected to go but a few are in desperate need of financial support. If you would like to help, you can contribute to the group's GoFundMe page.