PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale's annual holiday concert is always a highly anticipated event and a memorable occasion, but this year will be special in a new way. When the Choir takes the stage for their series of three "Sing, Choirs of Angels" concerts they will be performing for more than their usual audience. This year, a portion of the proceeds from the holiday concert ticket sales will go to HELP USA which, together with the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA), is converting the former Spring Garden School into 37 units of affordable housing for low-income seniors and veterans – twelve of which will be occupied by homeless veterans.
Said PBCC's executive director Stephan Stoeckl, "This project is something that hits home for us on so many levels. As an organization based on Spring Garden street, they are our neighbors. But more than that, those that will be helped by this initiative are the veterans that put their lives in danger every day, keeping America safe for all of us. How could we NOT help them out?"
Vacant for four decades, the Spring Garden School conversion will be HELP USA's fifth site in Philadelphia. The organization has been working in the region for more than 20 years. Stated Senior Vice President of Real Estate Development at HELP, David Cleghorn,
"We are proud to be renovating this beautiful historic building. It has been an eyesore and a drag on the area for too many years. This project represents the best of what we and our partners do – creating affordable apartments for homeless veterans and low-income seniors while preserving a landmark and helping a neighborhood."
The Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale presents their annual holiday concert series Sing, Choirs of Angels! December 9, 10 and 18, featuring classic and contemporary carols and songs to put everyone in the spirit of the holiday season:
Dec. 9 at 8pm, at St. Katharine of Siena Church, 104 S Aberdeen Ave. in Wayne, PA
Dec. 10 at 8pm at the Church of the Holy Trinity, 1904 Walnut St (right off Rittenhouse Square) in Philadelphia, PA
Dec. 18 at 2:30pm at St. Rose of Lima Church, 300 E Kings Hwy, Haddon Heights, NJ
Tickets to the PBCC Holiday Concerts are $25 and can be purchased from the choir's online store at www.phillyboyschoir.org.
In addition, the Philadelphia Girls Choir presents their annual holiday concert on December 10, at 3pm at the Church of the Holy Trinity, 1904 Walnut St (right off Rittenhouse Square) in Philadelphia, PA. Tickets are $20 each for General Admission. Premium Seating, at $35 is already sold out. The concert begins at 3 pm promptly, Doors open at 2:30 pm.
Tickets will not be mailed. Tickets will be held at the venue and can be picked up beginning an hour prior to the performance. Tickets may not be returned for refund or exchange; however, if they are returned an hour before the performance begins, a tax receipt for their cash value may be requested.
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About HELP USA
HELP USA is one of the nation's largest homeless service providers and low-income housing developers serving at-risk populations including families, veterans, and victims of domestic violence. HELP USA currently serves more than 8,000 people every day at over 50 programs and residences across five states. Founded in 1986, HELP USA has served more than 375,000 men, women, and children and provides over 3,500 units of permanent and transitional housing. www.helpusa.org
About The Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale
Renowned for its commanding musicianship, knowledge and discipline and interpretive abilities, the Emmy-winning and Grammy-nominated Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale has cultivated a devoted following worldwide for its highly acclaimed concerts and performances. Established in 1968, the choir's achievements include world tours, recordings with internationally renowned orchestras and soloists such as Luciano Pavarotti, national television appearances including Good Morning America, Saturday Night Live and The Today Show, performances for such luminaries as President Obama and Pope Francis, and praise from critics and audiences across the globe. PBCC has also collaborated with such ensembles as the Mendelssohn Club, Vox Ama Deus and the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra.
Recent touring performances include the Grand Teton Festival in 2011 and the Pazaislis Music Festival in Lithuania in 2012. The 2013 tour took the boys in red to France with appearances at Notre Dame and the D-Day Beaches in Normandy, and the following year the choir traveled to England and Wales with appearances at Kings College and at the Millennium Center in Cardiff. A three week performance tour to China followed in 2015. Engagements both recent and still to come include New York's Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, and locally, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Mann Center for Performing Arts and the Academy of Music.
For more information about the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale, visit www.phillyboyschoir.org or call 215.222.3500.
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