New Jersey arts and leisure information, options, and occasion previews.


initially revealed: 11/09/2022

(PRINCETON, NJ) — Princeton Girlchoir will host its fifteenth annual Kids Making a Distinction profit live performance at Princeton’s stunning Nassau Presbyterian Church on November 19 at 7:00pm. This 12 months, these younger musicians have chosen to provide the proceeds of their live performance to help kids affected by the struggle in Ukraine by way of a donation to the Ukrainian Federation of America (UFA).

Based on the United Nations, over 5 million kids want humanitarian help due to the struggle in Ukraine, with “penalties for youngsters at a scale and pace not seen since World Battle II.” Two-thirds of Ukrainian kids have been displaced, and roughly 8,000 have been discovered separated from their dad and mom.

The Kids Making a Distinction profit live performance empowers singers to make a distinction by utilizing their time and abilities to assist others. Every year, the profit live performance raises cash for a charitable group in our group and educates audiences in regards to the providers the nonprofit gives. Over the previous 15 years, the occasion has raised almost $40,000 in help of causes like Trenton Meals Pantry, RWJ Kids’s Most cancers Unit, Make a Want New Jersey, and Homefront. Donations might be accepted on the door in lieu of tickets. This particular live performance might be led by PGC Affiliate Director Tom Shelton and Inventive Director Dr. Lynnel Pleasure Jenkins. 

The ladies of PGC vary in age from 8 to 18. Chosen by audition, they arrive from quite a few colleges in central New Jersey and jap Pennsylvania. They attend weekly rehearsals the place they discover their voices, construct confidence, and construct a life-long love of singing collectively. 

UFA is a nonprofit group primarily based in Philadelphia that has aided Ukrainians for 30 years in Ukraine and the US. Funds raised on the live performance will assist present medical care, provides, and disaster response for youngsters affected by the struggle in Ukraine.


Promote with New Jersey Stage for $50-$100 monthly, click here for info

By the help of UFA member Dr. Zenia Chernyk, a nephrologist in Philadelphia, UFA volunteer efforts have included:

* medical provides and gear collected and airlifted to hospitals in Ukraine

recruitment of 36 volunteer trauma surgeons and ER physicians to go to Ukraine to deal with the wounded and sick, together with a UFA member who’s a pediatric plastic surgeon at CHOP

* sponsorship of a fleet of ambulances on the Anna Mazurenko Kids’s Well being Middle to move injured kids to hospitals in Ukraine and different international locations. The Mazurenko Middle employs pediatric psychologists to deal with traumatized kids and their households

* sponsorship a Okay-9 remedy program

Princeton Girlchoir is a program of Westrick Music Academy, a 501(c)3 nonprofit group. Extra info and the live performance and Westrick Music Academy’s different packages might be discovered at

Princeton Girlchoir hopes you will be a part of them in making a distinction for others!

Westrick Music Academy gives alternatives to develop in a supportive, inclusive, and joyous atmosphere by way of the expertise of musical excellence. Previously referred to as Princeton Girlchoir, Westrick Music Academy (WMA) is the umbrella group that homes: Princeton Girlchoir, Princeton Boychoir, and Music Schooling Packages.

Fueled by the facility of a lady’s voice, Princeton Girlchoir performs at dwelling right here in Princeton and all through the world. By music schooling and efficiency, women develop their voice, construct confidence, and sometimes uncover a lifelong love of singing collectively. Based in 1989 as an after-school exercise for 27 women all for singing, Princeton Girlchoir has grown to 300 choristers collaborating every year. Princeton Girlchoir has seven ensembles, comprising women in third by way of twelfth grade. After auditioning, women are positioned by age and skill. Every choir sings music from varied genres, conductors, and composers. Whereas honing their musicianship, choristers start life-long friendships, get pleasure from skilled efficiency alternatives, and journey the world to carry out.

Leave a Comment