On March 16, 2018, Cantus Youth Choirs traveled to Salem, Oregon to put on a collaborative concert with Whiteacre Middle School, McNary High School and Salem High School choirs benefitting The Liberty House, a non-profit whose mission is to assess, counsel, and support children and families facing concerns of abuse, neglect, trauma, or grief.
This collaborative concert event was designed as a benefit fundraiser for Liberty House. “We are so grateful to the outstanding choral directors at Whiteacre, Sprague and McNary who came together to make this night such a success,” said Erika McCauley. “Not only was it an evening of choral excellence, it was an evening of giving.”
Between ticket sales to the events and frequent encouragements to contribute throughout the evening, the You Will Be Found benefit concert was able to present $5,862.00 to Liberty House!
“Just amazing and we are truly thankful,” said Kelley Parosa, director of Liberty House. “The whole event from the planning stage to execution was just top notch,” said “All feedback has been that it was a phenomenal evening. The audience felt it and I’m hopeful the positive energy was reflected back to your choirs.”
Cantus Youth Choirs performed a number of heartfelt selections: Wanting Memories, directed by Krista Carroll, Be Like The Bird, directed by Brandi Cook, Bridge Over Troubled Water, directed by Keith McCauley, and all choirs combined to perform You Will Be Found, directed by Josh Rist.