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Having raised more than 80 per cent of a $50,000 fund raising goal, over 50 members of the North Peace Community Choir are leaving this city this week, — for New York City.

They’re now less than a week away from taking part in a Carnegie Hall performance of Handel’s Messiah — first performed in Dublin, Ireland on April 13 of 1742, nearly a year before its much anticipated premiere in London, which had become the home city of the German born composer.

This Sunday’s performance at the venerable concert venue in Midtown Manhattan will feature fifteen choirs from five different continents and at last report the local group had received monetary, and donations in kind, from close to one hundred corporate, business, and individual sponsors.

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So all that’s left to do now is wish them well, and send them off with a couple of the Big Apple’s most recognizable entertainers of all time.

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