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  • Houston, TX, 77004
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The St. Paul’s Choral Scholars will present a benefit recital on Sunday,  November 8, on  behalf of the Emergency Aid Coalition (EAC).

In the Sanctuary at 4 p.m., the recital will feature  soloists singing  works  ranging from Schumann to Sondheim. A dessert reception will follow.

Admission is free of charge with donations appreciated for the EAC.

“Choral Scholars would like to give back to the St. Paul’s community,” said Eddie Quaid, the director of this choir comprised of auditioned high ­school vocalists.

The concert is being organized by four-year Choral Scholar Andrew White  who, after the tremendous success of the prior year’s benefit concert, was inspired to continue the tradition. “This concert not only gives us the opportunity to support this valuable charity,” said White, “it provides a valuable performance opportunity for fellow musicians.”

The Choral Scholars are in its 11th year of leading St. Paul’s 9:45 worship  service during the school year. The 2013 Choral Scholars were a demonstration  choir at the American Choral Directors Association national conference  for a presentation by Quaid and Mark Edenfield, then­ St. Paul’s Choirmaster/Organist. The title of the interest session presentation  was “Promoting Choral  Art in the Worship Community of Tomorrow: Providing Opportunities for High School Age Singers to Sing Quality Sacred Literature.”

The EAC is an interfaith association of 16 midtown congregations covenanted to promote the self­ sufficiency of its clients by assisting them with basic needs.