Davidson concert raises money, awareness for clean water abroad

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Davidson Middle School’s eighth grade, three-year chorus students take center stage during Tuesday night's "Sing for Life" concert at Crestview High School. Each student received a medal for three years of chorus participation. The concert raised more than $300 for World Vision, an organization providing clean water to an impoverished region in Africa.

MATTHEW BROWN / News Bulletin
Published: Friday, May 17, 2013 at 03:27 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Davidson Middle School’s final chorus concert of the year, titled "Sing for Life,” on Tuesday raised money and awareness for a water project underway in Africa.

The event raised nearly $300 for World Vision, an international organization that provides pipelines and clean water to Swaziland, Africa residents. The women and children currently must walk three to six hours to bring unclean water back to their village.

The chorus performed several water-themed numbers including Mary Lynn Lightfoot’s "How Beautiful is the Rain" and "Music of the Sea.”

The concert also featured sixth-graders’ piano compositions including Aaron Cunningham’s “Almost Over" and Landon White’s "Nirvana.”

All 24 eighth-graders were recognized for being chorus members for the past three years, when they each received a chorus medal toward the end of the concert. Many gave solo performances.

Catherine Stewart, 14, had mixed emotions about her final middle school performance.    

 "You’re happy because you’re moving on, but at the same time you don't want to leave," the Crestview High School-bound student said. 



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