Raising Voices to Raise Money for Chardon

The Chardon Healing Fund is proud to announce that The Singing Angels will be bringing their talents to the Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center at Lakeland Community College for a benefit concert on Sunday, July 22 at 4 p.m. The Singing Angels are a non-profit performing youth chorus with over 250 members in three choruses.

Founded in 1964, the Angels are publicly auditioned, and members aged 6-18 come from seven counties across Northeast Ohio, including Geauga and Lake. Their mission is, “To encourage, foster and cultivate positive youth development by engaging youth from all communities in quality music and performing arts education that teaches discipline, builds confidence, and provides a foundation for life — Making Music, Making Friends, Making a Difference.”

Singing Angels Battle Hymm
The Singing Angels

Lakeland Community College also has a philanthropic history of giving back to the community. Building on this proud history, two years ago a group of students were determined to create a group that would focus solely on fundraising and important causes that they or other students were passionate about. Once they heard about the tragedy at Chardon High School, they decided to step in and help. Combining the college’s outstanding performing arts theater and The Singing Angels is a natural fit. In addition, both groups immediately determined that 100% of proceeds would benefit the Chardon Healing Fund. “This will give Lakeland an opportunity to do something and make a difference in the Chardon community,” said Bob Cahen, Executive Director of The Lakeland Foundation.

The Angels feel a strong connection with Chardon students with some of their own performers being a part of the Chardon community. “As a youth chorus, including high-school aged singers, we felt a strong desire to reach out to the Chardon community. In fact, one of our current singers is at the middle school in Chardon, and many tears and hugs were shared with him after the devastating tragedy,” says Charles Eversole, artistic director of The Singing Angels.

With all profits going to the Chardon Healing Fund, their concert will include family-friendly music, ranging from inspirational to upbeat, from light classical to pop to Barbershop Harmony. The hope for the concert is to bring the community together and continue the healing process through uplifting music.

“Hopefully, the Angels can help to raise spirits, and to raise money to aid in the ongoing healing process”

For more information about The Singing Angels and a schedule of events, please visit The Singing Angels.

To purchase tickets at $20 each for the event click here.
Tickets must be purchased in advance and can be picked up at the will call window upon arrival. Tickets  will NOT be sold at the door.    

Kimm Leininger
Author: Kimm Leininger

Kimm Leininger has served as the Executive Director of United Way Services of Geauga County since 2003. Prior to this, she served as the Executive Director of WomenSafe for five years and as a hospital social worker for three years. Kimm has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University and a Master of Social Work degree from The Ohio State University. She is also an alumnus of Leadership Geauga County, 2002. Kimm currently serves on the boards of the Geauga County P-16 Initiative, Northeast Ohio Regional P-16 Council, Chardon Healing Fund and Chardon Rotary Club. Kimm lives in Geauga County with her husband and three children. She enjoys spending her free time with her family, as well as coaching her children in various sporting activities.