Atlantic Canadians came together at Confederation Centre of the Arts on October 17 for a community-centric night of music with the national phenomenon Choir! Choir! Choir! to raise funds for Hurricane Fiona relief.
Sweet Relief: A Fiona Fundraiser Sing-Along featured performances from Poet Laureate of Prince Edward Island Julie Pellissier-Lush, Island musician Joce Reyome, and singer-songwriter Joel Plaskett. Other East Coasters tuned in via video message, including Tara MacLean, Jenn Grant, Jonathan Torrens, and Alan Doyle.
“We are very grateful to everyone who came out or donated from afar, and to the people behind the scenes who made this fundraiser happen so quickly and smoothly,” says Choir! Choir! Choir! creative directors Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman. “Thank you for welcoming us into your amazing community at such a tender time.”
Adilman and Goldman led the audience in rousing performances of classic songs, like “Here Comes the Sun,” “Lean on Me,” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”
The event, and its accompanying online auction, raised $14,600 for the United Way of Prince Edward Island. The funds will be distributed to United Way chapters across Atlantic Canada.