A school choir from Manchester has been asked to perform with Ariana Grande at this Sundays benefit concert when they are recorded a covering of Grandes song, My Everything, as a tribute/ fundraiser for the victims of the attack.
Daily Mail reports2 4Parrs Wood High Schools Harmony Choir students have been selected for the performance, some of which were actually at the Ariana Grande concert when the bomb went off, killing 22 people.
The choir recorded their covering of the anthem to go along with a Just Dedicating fundraising page for the victims and their families, a page that has now raised over $4,000 out of itsoriginal $2,000 goal.
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The kids in the choir said they want to pay their respects to the victims and their families through music.
Their teacher, Daniel McDwyer, is gratified theyve been chosen to perform, saying to The Times, So so proud! Love you Manchester. Moving to be such a beautiful tribute.
Shauna Burns, a 17 -year-old member of the choir who was at the Grande concert, said to The Times, Its so surreal. You do not envision one second you are going to see a musician and then the next be on stage with her. She added,
Weve had a different look upon everything now because we fortunately did get by safe and unharmed and we want to do as much as we can for people that didnt. Its made more motive merely to help.
Burns had reportedly won tickets to the concert and took three of her friends, one of whom was fellow choir member Adam Khan, 17.
Some of the families of the injured victims still in the hospital, nonetheless, dont believe the concert is a good suggestion. Theyre saying they believe the concert itself is great, but the timing of it just twoweeks after the attack is insensitive.
Freya Lewis, 14, was left with smolders, fractures, and lacerations from shrapnel inthe blast and is still in research hospitals. Her father-god, Nick, said ina post on Freyas schools blog,
Freya caught a little bit of Tv this morning, Weve been attaining sure she doesnt see the news.
Unfortunately, we didnt manage to stop her hearing mention of the[ Ariana] charity concert on Sunday night, which she found very distressing.
The concert is a great idea and the support of the artists is fantastic, but the timing so soon after the bombing, in our opinion, is insensitive at best.
The performers at the concert will reportedly be Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Take That, and Niall Horan. All of the proceeds of the implementation of its will go to the victims and their families.
Tickets went on sale this morning and reportedly sold out in only six minutes.People who were at the Ariana Grande on May 22, nonetheless, are receiving free tickets as long as they can substantiate their attendance at the original concert.
Some concertgoers have opted out of attending because their family members are still in research hospitals following the blast, according to Daily Mail.