HUNTERSVILLE – Music students from Lake Norman-area schools and the Montagnard Children’s Choir will present a recital to benefit the opening of a school in Liberia.

Charity recitals take place at 4 and 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at Meadowlake Presbyterian Church, 6501 Gilead Road. Students will perform classical and popular pieces on a variety of instruments.

Donations collected will help Citiimpact, an international Christian ministry, and Cornelius resident and Liberia native Rosetta Goweh Woods open Rosetta Goweh Woods Christian Academy in Liberia. Many schools have been destroyed through two civil wars and the Liberian government has no funding for education.

Woods moved to U.S. in the 1990s with  her two sons and has since served as an advocate for education in her native country.

Students participating include Teddy Chaffman, Hannah Duke, Kylee Gomilla, Calli Holshouser, Chase Loomer, Katarina Schuette, Justice Woods, Courtney Wright on piano; Stephen Naas on drums; Hannah Duke, Alli Duke, Calli Holshouser, Sonia Sriniwass, Justice Woods and Mercy Woods performing dance; Emmy Beloni, Libby Drum, Brooke Carwell, Maiia Ellington, Cayla Metzger and Katarina Scbuette on flute; and the Montagnard Children’s Choir performing vocals.

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