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Megan Davison is the Chicago Editor for Miss A. She is a 23 year old living on the south side of Chicago. Megan recently moved to Chicago from the East Coast after having graduated from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in May 2012. During her time in D.C. she received her bachelor’s in Anthropology and Women’s Studies. Megan is currently serving as a Lasallian Volunteer, working in fundraising and communications for the Christian Brothers of the Midwest. She lives in community with 8 Christian Brothers and two volunteers. Megan loves coaching and tutoring the students of San Miguel Middle School in Back of the Yards.

Currently, Megan writes and explores the city of Chicago as much as she can! She has found that the best way to do that is running! Whether it’s up Michigan Avenue towards the Loop, over to Bridgeport, or down to the lakefront; running is the best way to take in the city and get a little workout in. Megan loves thrift shopping all over the city and scoring new finds at unique stores. While she has enjoyed deep-dish pizza, she still loves her thin crust! She loves coffee, reading the personal journal section of The Wall Street Journal.

Recap: Red Jacket Optional To Benefit The Chicago Children’s Choir

On Friday, October 18th, at the Radisson Blu Aqua, the Chicago Children’s Choir wowed the attendees with musical performances ranging from Celebrate the World Mash Up  featuring songs such as  Where is the Love, We R Who We R, One Day, One, Imagine, and Let it Grow  to the beautiful, classic Ave Maria.  The program began with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and the various choirs performed, including the new Englewood Neighborhood Choir!

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(Photo Credit:Megan Davison)

After dinner, there was a tribute to Christina and John Hatherly from the choirs ranging from Voice of Chicago, Neighborhood Honors Choir, and DiMension. Christina Hatherly accepted a Red Jacket and eloquently said “the Chicago Children’s Choir Mission is my heart, we are more alike than different and best when we work together in harmony.There is tangible social impact from children that make the music and the adults who gather to  hear them”.

Josephine Lee, President and Artistic Director of the Choir, spoke about Christina and said “Christina is living proof that music can change the world”.  Attendees included Governor Pat Quinn, DJ Matt Roan, Azeeza Khan, and Alex Vasileski.  Live Auction items included a Mexican getaway trip and a privately cooked dinner with Stephanie Izard of Chicago’s gem, Girl & the Goat. Event partners were the Sun-Times Foundation, Splash , Peroni, Marguerite Gardens, and Sugar Hills Bakery just to name a few.

Josephine Lee, President and Artistic Director of the CCC conducting one of the many songs (Photo Credit: Megan Davison)

Josephine Lee, President and Artistic Director of the CCC conducting one of the many songs (Photo Credit: Megan Davison)

 

After the dinner and performance, from 9 p.m. to midnight, guests were able to enjoy the Champagne & Sweets post-event party. There were delicious pumpkin macaroons, little eclairs with musical notes, and guests were able to mingle and use the photo booth.

Be sure to check out the Chicago Children’s Choir upcoming performances here and like them on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Soloist at RJO Closing Performance (Photo Credit: Megan Davison)

Soloist at RJO Closing Performance (Photo Credit: Megan Davison)

Christina Hatherly, RJO 2013 Honoree (Photo Credit: Megan Davison)

Christina Hatherly, RJO 2013 Honoree (Photo Credit: Megan Davison)

Members of the Chicago Children's Choir before their performance (Photo Credit:Megan Davison)

Members of the Chicago Children’s Choir before their performance (Photo Credit:Megan Davison)

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