Correction: ‘The Voice’ contender Michelle Chamuel to speak at local benefit for Voices from Inside
Michelle Chamuel cheers with her friends and fans in front of Woodstar Cafe in Northampton during an interview. Chamuel returned to Northampton for a visit on June 6, 2013. She is a finalist on the television singing competition, The Voice. GAZETTE FILE PHOTO Purchase photo reprints »
Northampton — Fans of NBC’s hit show “The Voice” will have a chance to see singer Michelle Chamuel live Sept. 21 in support of the local organization aptly named Voices From Inside.
Chamuel, an Amherst resident and former barista at Woodstar Cafe in Northampton, made it to the finale of “The Voice,” before finishing second last spring. But her journey on the show gained her a loyal local following.
She will talk about self-expression through art, and her creative process as a musician and artist. “Being able to express myself in writing and art is a very large part of who I am,” Chamuel said in a press release for the event. “Voices From Inside helps others find the tools that I am so grateful to have found.”
The organization provides writing groups and leadership training for women and teens who are or have been incarcerated.
The fundraising event will be held at 7:30 p.m. at First Churches on Main Street in Northampton. In addition to Chamuel’s performance, participants of the writing groups will read from their works. The event will be hosted by Executive Director Cathy McNally.
Tickets are available at Cooper’s Corner in Florence, Serio’s Market in Northampton, and online at voicesfrominside.org.
Chamuel’s new album, “All I Want,” will be available in a limited-edition format with the purchase of higher priced tickets to the event.
Tickets are $15 to $25 or $30 to $50 for the tickets accompanied by her new album. For more information, visit the organization’s website.