Friday, October 11, 2013

Moving Hearts Through Song

Our Friday posts are always fashion driven, but today the MDPR team wanted to share someone who we admire not only for their fashion sense, but the time and dedication they put towards making Chicago a better place.

As President and Artistic Director of the Chicago Children's Choir, Josephine Lee unites 3,500 young Chicagoans annually through the pursuit of musical excellence. In a city afflicted by violence, Josephine empowers children to bridge cultural divides and become agents of peace and leadership in their communities. The Choir's highest level concert choir has 100% graduation rate, a testament to Josephine's hard work.

Josephine always says "the fastest way to travel the world is through music," and we couldn't think of a better quote that fits the Choir's mission of intercultural understanding. Since joining the Choir in 1998, she has transformed it into a cultural institution through partnerships with nationally acclaimed arts organizations and yearly international tours. A few countries the Choir has visited include Italy, Africa, Canada, Russia and India.

We are looking forward to the Choir's biggest fundraising event, Red Jacket Optional, next Friday the 18th. The Choir hopes to raise 1 million dollars that will all be put towards continuing to offer music education to Chicago's youth.

The event will be preceded by a cocktail hour and conclude with the lively Champagne and Sweets after party. We can't wait to dance the night away to the jams of DJ Matt Roan, Ambassador Board Chair.

Want to join us? To purchase tickets to the gala email Emily Hallock at Tickets for Champagne and Sweets can be purchased here.

By Allison Sickert, MDPR Publicist

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