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Benefit concert featuring the Cardinal Shehan School Choir on March 2

Posted at 1:46 PM, Mar 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-02 08:03:03-05

The Cardinal Shehan School Choir is among the groups set to perform at a benefit concert on Friday March 2.

The concert is raising money for the Faye Wilkes Perry scholarship, which is given to a handful of eighth graders to help cover tuition costs.

"All of the songs are praising God and praising the peaceful environment that we have here," said Fametta Jackson, principal at Cardinal Shehan School. "And just showing people the wonderful things we have to offer."

The school's drama and dancing clubs will also be performing at the benefit concert.

It's been a whirlwind these past six months for the students in the Cardinal Shehan Choir, ever since their rendition of Andra Day's "Rise Up" went viral. The choir has been featured in numerous publications and on national TV shows, including ABC's Good Morning America and The View.

Dhane Chapman, a recipient of the Perry scholarship and member of the choir, says she was happy to see how much their video moved people.

"When I heard how we touched a lot of people, that's when it really got to me because we're touching people that we didn't even know saw it," Chapman said.

"After awhile I actually understood the words (to Rise Up) and then I understood how others felt because of it," said Nadirah Miller, a choir member and recipient of the Perry scholarship. "I was going through a rough time too and I understood how we helped others."

The benefit concert begins at 7 p.m. at Calvert Hall College. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online. Click here to buy a ticket online.