Local high school choir meets fundraising goal, will perform at Carnegie Hall thanks to Chris Tucker

Ola High School Choir is making their way to the Big Apple thanks to a nice donation from actor and Atlanta native, Chris Tucker.

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The choir director, Mindy Forehand, shared a video on Facebook that showed Chris Tucker walking in and greeting students. She said in her post the Chris Tucker Foundation saw them on Channel 2 Action News and brought the choir a check to cover the rest of their Carnegie Hall performance balance.

Last week, the choir was $16,000 short of their goal, with only a few days to raise the money. On Wednesday, April 13, Tucker surprised the members at school and paid the remaining balance for their New York City performance.

CHRIS TUCKER FOUNDATION saw us on the news and brought my kids a check for the Carnegie Hall BALANCE!!! GOD IS GOOD!

Posted by Mindy Forehand on Wednesday, April 13, 2022


The school also posted a video on Facebook of Tucker coloring in the rest of the choir’s goal poster.

Ola High Chorus is Carnegie Hall & NYC bound! Thank you to the Chris Tucker Foundation to their donation to complete the fundraising needed for a special opportunity for our Mustangs!

Posted by Ola High School on Wednesday, April 13, 2022

The choir’s performance is set for June, and they have spent the last two years rehearsing and raising money to pay for the trip.

Now, thanks to Tucker, the full balance is paid and the kids are New York City bound!

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