Cocoa High School Chorus Set for Fundraising Concert on Saturday as Trip to Perform in New York awaits in October
By Chris Bonanno // August 5, 2019
Cocoa High School's chorus was the only one in the state invited to perform at Carnegie Hall
SPACE COAST DAILY TV: The Cocoa High School chorus is currently in the midst of fundraising in order to travel to New York City, where they’ll perform at the world-famous Carnegie Hall as part of the “National Fall Sing Remembering 9/11” held there on Oct. 12-15.
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – The Cocoa High School chorus will be holding an important and undoubtedly entertaining fundraising concert at the Cocoa Village Playhouse on Saturday at 2 p.m.
The chorus is holding the concert as part of efforts to raise enough money to be able to travel to New York City, where they’ll perform at Carnegie Hall as part of the “National Fall Sing Remembering 9/11” event being held there from Oct. 12-15.
Cocoa High School’s chorus will perform at Carnegie on Oct. 14.
They were the only chorus in the state invited to perform at the event, according to chorus director Misty Martinez.
Martinez added that the invitation came as a result of a great performance from the group that came at an opportune place and time.
“Our chorus qualified for state (for) the first time in 40 years two years ago and someone in the audience heard us sing and recommended us to the committee and they reached out to me, they sent a letter so I responded and they asked for a recording, so I sent them a recording, the committee voted us and we were selected,” Martinez said.
The cost to attend the fundraising concert is $25 with all of the proceeds being donated back to the chorus, Martinez said.
Those interested in purchasing tickets can do so online through cocoavillageplayhouse.com
Chorus members added that they’re looking forward to performing at the playhouse on Saturday.
“Our concert here on August 10th is our biggest fundraiser,” said Luis Merced, a senior at the school.
“It’s our gala, it’s everything we’ve ever done from the past four years all the time Dr. Martinez has been here. It’s all that music that she’s been really been pushing us, and pushing us and really got us to New York.”
“I’m really excited ’cause I’ve never been to the Cocoa (Village) Playhouse and I haven’t done anything like this before so it makes me really excited,” added sophomore Markeviah Robinson.
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