On Saturday, the SU Concert Choir held a cabaret to raise money for their upcoming trip abroad. The musical acts included students from SU’s Concert Choir and Marching Band.
Being able to participate in the cabaret and fundraise for the trip gave students the opportunity to share their talents in a platform that is not always available.
“I enjoy singing, but choir music isn’t my particular style. I really wanted to showcase my talent, so by doing cabaret I could have more freedom with what I sing, and I could also play my guitar,” first-year Abbey Hawk said.
In May, the SU Concert Choir will embark on a 10-day trip to the Baltics. They will be performing and exploring Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. All the proceeds from the cabaret are going towards the trip.
“For me it’s about sharing our cultures. As Americans, we don’t really think of ourselves having a specific culture — at least in comparison to other nations — but we actually have a very distinct style of music when it comes to marching bands and such, so it’s always a treat getting to share that,” Concert Choir and Marching Band member Sydnie Simmons said.
The trip to the Baltics will be the farthest east any SU music ensemble has traveled. Getting the opportunity to share music with people from around the world is a once in a lifetime experience. The SU Concert Choir looks forward to sharing their music with the Baltic people.
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