George Washington High School choir hopes to perform at National Cathedral, only funds stand in the way

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DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7) One hometown high school choir is working hard preparing to perform at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

George Washington High School auditioned and earned a spot to perform with schools from all over the country.

The choir at GW has their sights set on singing at the Cathedral in April.

"A life-changing experience for these young people to be able to sit under world class conductors, to sing with hundreds of other people from around the country, the friendships, the contacts they'll make," says choir teacher, Lee Ann Sheridan.

There's 36 students in the choir, and each one has to raise $739 to go.
So far, only 13 are on track to go on the trip, but they're all working as if it's a guarantee, because they aren't giving up yet.

"A big choir with different sounds and different ethics of people and races. I think it's gonna be good," says student, Decaria Clayborne.

The students say going to D.C. to perform would shine a positive light on the school that they don't get that often.

"I think that going to D.C. and performing at the National Cathedral is a huge deal and it's gonna put a spotlight on us for once," says student, Hannah Dow.

The teacher says she's doing everything she can to help the students raise the money because she wants all 36 to have the experience of a lifetime.

"There are many people that would love to support young people in positive endeavors and this is a really positive endeavor, I think," says Sheridan.

If you want to help out the choir, you can email Sheridan at or call George Washington High School.