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Stephanie Leonardos on Honorary Committee for Girls Choral Academy Benefit- November 11th
Posted on October 16, 2014

Please join us in supporting the Girls Choral Academy at this year’s Let Their Voice Be Heard Benefit on Tuesday, November 11th. Jeanne Englehart will receive the 2014 Giving Girls A Voice Award at the event.  Jeanne has been an important supporter of the organization, and we are delighted to recognize her contributions this year.

Founded in 1997, the Girls Choral Academy enriches the lives of West Michigan girls through a program for those who love to sing and wish to grow their musical skills, and personal self-esteem and leadership skills.

Girls Choral Academy performs three major concerts each year involving girls in nine choirs. These girls come from all over West Michigan with a wide variety of ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. They attend public, private, charter, parochial schools, or home-school, and they are all united by their excitement about singing, about choir, and about being a girl. The organization is firmly committed to diversity in membership and repertoire.

Three of the choirs are located in southwest, urban Grand Rapids near Grandville Avenue. These choirs operate in cooperation with the Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS), including Southwest Community Campus School, Buchanan Elementary, and Cesar Chavez Elementary.