Cibola concerts to raise money for tour
To raise funds for their 10-day performance tour in the Midwest, Cibola High School choir students are holding concerts Tuesday and Wednesday.
Their fall concert, entitled “We Sing,” will include a range of different pieces such as “Bonse Aba,” a Zambian folk song; “My America,” a medley of patriotic music; “Duermete Nino,” a Spanish lullaby; and “The Battle of Jericho,” a traditional spiritual.
Papa Murphy's Pizza will have free samples before Tuesday's concert. Both concerts will begin at 7 p.m. in the Cibola auditorium, 4100 W. 20th St. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door.
From May 25 to June 3, the choir “will sing in many historic churches, work with two internationally renowned choral directors, see the many sites in the area and perform for a Memorial Day service, as well as experience many other great activities,” said Brandon Stroup, choir director at Cibola High School. “To raise funds for the 65-member Performing Choir, students are completing many fundraisers, getting part-time jobs and saving money to ensure they get to attend. The students are very excited about this trip and appreciate the support of the community.”
In addition to the funds raised from the Tuesday and Wednesday concerts, students will be selling Papa Murphy's Pizza cards.
Tickets for concerts can purchased from current choir members, at the Cibola Bookstore and at the Gila Mountain United Methodist Church, 12716 North Frontage Road. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Ericka Nelson at 580-1849.
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