Annual Fundraiser raises $7200!

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On February 2nd, the Safe Harbour Chamber Choir performed A Slant of Light.  The annual fundraising concert for Sounds of the Next Generation (SONG) has come to be known for showcasing some of our community’s finest musicians, as well as offering delicious treats to enjoy and incredible raffle prizes to be won.

This year’s offering was intimate and lovely, taking place in Cobourg’s beautifully cozy Market Building.  There was something for everyone; many children were in attendance at the 2pm show, while ticketholders for the 7:30pm show were delighted by the twinkling candlelit ambiance of the evening performance.

Highlights of the evening included the jaw-dropping rendition of Over the Rainbow by new Safe Harbour member Jessica Outram, the heartbreaking but hopeful choral version of Leonard Cohen’s Anthem, and the much-anticipated raffle draw, which saw long-time SONG supporter Bob Clark walk away with the grand prize Toronto theatre getaway package valued at $650.

In total, the event raised $7,200 for SONG.  This brings the total raised by these annual Safe Harbour fundraisers to just shy of $34,000.  Every dollar has been donated directly to SONG to help offer free, socially-inclusive music programming to children in Northumberland County.

We are so happy to be able to raise money for children to have the opportunity to do what we in Safe Harbour all cherish – making music together.  Thank you to everyone who came out to A Slant of Light, bought a raffle ticket, or donated to SONG.

Congratulations to all our raffle winners:
1st Prize of a weekend Toronto theatre package:  Bob Clark of Cobourg
2nd Prize of a Ste. Anne’s Spa Day:  Kathleen Barnard-Thompson of Cobourg
3rd Prize of a case of wine:  Jaine Jeninga of Baltimore


Who We Are

Sounds of the Next Generation (SONG) is a free, socially inclusive choral and orchestral after-school music program for under-served children and youth in Northumberland County. Inspired by El Sistema, SONG promotes social development through the pursuit of musical excellence.

What We Do

SONG is a musical community where kids can learn, create, and be part of a team. Students sing in choir and play in a strings ensemble three times a week. All instruments, music, uniforms, and healthy snacks are provided for free thanks to the generosity of our donors, sponsors, and volunteers. All the kids need to bring is their enthusiasm and curiosity!

Kids learn transferable skills, including social engagement, inclusiveness, and leadership, which opens doors and helps them achieve brighter futures.

For More Info

For information on how to sing, play, or volunteer with SONG, email Derrick at info@songprogram.org