On Friday December 12
th, there was an a cappella night that help to support the fight against Ebola and Doctors Without Borders. All the donated money went towards dealing with this epidemic and DWB. Several groups from all over Massachusetts performed such as Witch Pitch from Salem High School; the SoundWaves from MERHS; the Nightingales from Metro Boston; the Treblemakers from Georgetown High School, and many more.
The program contained important information regarding the show. As people walked in they were suggested to donate $20 per person that would go towards supporting Doctors Without Borders fight Ebola. Credit: Phebe Biggar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The show began with Dr. Carl A. Soderland, MD/MPH, from Lahey Clinic talking about the Ebola epidemic and Doctors without Borders. One of the facts mentioned was that the Ebola virus originally came from animals. Credit: Phebe Biggar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The venue for the event took place at the First Church UCC of Ipswich. The event raised over $2000 that would go all to Doctors Without Borders. Photo Courtesy: Donna O’Neill
The SoundWaves were the second group to perform and brought tons of energy during their performance. They sang a selections of several songs including some holiday classics like “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of Year.” Credit: Phebe Biggar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The a cappella group from Georgetown high school performed as well and sang several songs like “Walking On Sunshine” and “Tonight We are Young.” There were a variety of a cappella group present two professional groups from Boston, two college groups and four high school groups. Credit: Phebe Biggar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
At the end of the concert, all the groups and audience came together to sing ““Ooh Child, things are going to get easier…” The groups practiced this before the concert and were a part of performance that helped benefit a great cause. Photo Courtesy: Donna O’Neill