Beautiful Vocal Music Will Support Pediatric Cancer Research

Palisades High School singers are sponsoring a “Broken Hearts Concert!” at 8 p.m. on Friday, February 24, in Mercer Hall, 15777 Bowdoin Street. Residents who purchase a ticket to the concert will support Noah Federman’s Research for Pediatric Cancer at UCLA.

Vocalists, representing freshman through seniors, will sing a variety of “breakup” songs. Some of the students will accompany themselves on guitar. Performer Chantal Trent said, songs range form throwbacks such as “Carlie Simon’s You’re So Vain, to more recent hits like Carrie Underwood’s Before He Cheats.”

Trent described the program as a “set list full of bad-ass break-up songs.”

The music for this concert was selected by the students, who searched to find break-up songs that inspired them.

“We tried to keep it mostly upbeat and empowered breakup songs,” Trent said.

Those residents that were lucky enough to attend PaliHi’s October production of “Mamma Mia” heard Annika Johansson, with her incredible voice.

Circling the News wrote in a review, “It is clear why director Nancy Fracchiolla cast Johansson in the lead, because how many exceptional voices can one high school have?

“It turns out many. With the introduction of Sophie’s mother Donna (River Tharae), the audience realizes there is another fantastic singer in a main role—and then her two best friends, Rosie (Carlie Given), and Tanya (Chantal Trent) are superb, too.”

Johansson, Tharae, Given and Trent will perform at this concert, giving residents a chance to hear some extraordinary performances.

All proceeds from the concert, organized by student Tharae will go directly for Pediatric Cancer Research at UCLA.

Chords2Cure is a student-centric organization dedicated to raising funds for groundbreaking Pediatric Cancer research through a shared passion for music. Visit:

To purchase a ticket, ($10 for general admission) or $5 (students) use the QR code on the poster or visit: (


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