Boys Choir of Harlem to Headline Fundraiser for UN Organization

World Culture Open to Donate Nearly $50,000 to UN FAO at the

3rd New York International Choral Festival at

Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall

Jun 24, 2005, 01:00 ET from World Culture Open

    NEW YORK, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, June 28th at 8 p.m. at
 Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, the Boys Choir of Harlem headlines a
 benefit concert for the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization
 (FAO).  Sponsored by international nonprofit World Culture Open, the Festival
 is raising nearly $50,000 for UN FAO's efforts to build a world without
 hunger.  The Boys Choir will be preceded on stage by the following choral
 powerhouses: Young People's Chorus of New York City, Jewish People's
 Philharmonic Chorus, Pyongtaek University Chorus, and the Hai-tien Chorus --
 all recognized for their superior presence within the international choir
     The 3rd New York International Choral Festival will feature a musically
 rich and culturally diverse repertoire, from traditional Korean to
 contemporary Gershwin to classical Handel to soulful Gospel.  Tickets are $30,
 $50, and $100 and can be purchased at Alice Tully Hall's box office at
 212-875-5050 or from World Culture Open's headquarters at 212-244-7200.
     Over 100 UN Ambassadors & Staff, US Congresspersons, and other dignitaries
 will attend World Culture Open's fundraiser at Alice Tully Hall on June 28th.
 All monies raised for FAO will go directly to FAO's TeleFood program, which
 pays for small, sustainable projects that help small-scale farmers produce
 more food for their families and communities.  To find out more about UN FAO's
 Telefood projects, go to
     This is World Culture Open's second appearance at Lincoln Center, having
 hosted the World Culture Open Awards Ceremony at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher
 Hall in 2004 to celebrate the inaugural awarding of three $100,000 Peace
 Prizes for Arts and Culture.  The 2004 Awards Ceremony featured renowned
 artists Youssou N'Dour from Senegal, Yair Dalal from Israel, Misia from
 Portugal and Wyclef Jean from Haiti/U.S.
     World Culture Open is a nonprofit organization celebrating and utilizing
 humanity's artistic and cultural resources to promote peaceful coexistence
 between diverse cultures.  For more information on World Culture Open's
 programs, visit or call 212-244-7200.

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