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Vocalists shine at the annual Holiday Soirée benefiting Houston Children's Charity

Vocalists shine at the annual Holiday Soirée

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Hosts Dr. Monica Patel, Trish Earles, Mike Chabala, and Linda Sirotka. Emily Jaschke
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American Idol Season 12 finalist Vincent Powell got the crowd up and going early.  Emily Jaschke
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Musicians Vincent Powell, Victor Suarez, Mary Griffin, Svet, and Brandon Nevarez kept the party in tune. Emily Jaschke
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Ginger Delance, event founder Robert King Levy, Sonya Delance, and Michael Delance.
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Tiffany Johnson and Irvin Randle at the VIP event. Emily Jaschke
Holiday Soiree - party pic - Patel - hosts
Holiday Soiree - singer
Holiday Soiree - party pic - musical guests
Holiday Soiree - party pic - guests
Holiday Soiree - party pic - guests

What: The Annual Holiday Soirée Benefiting Houston Children's Charity

Where: Market Square Tower Ballroom; Henke and Pillot

The scoop: A musical and stylish crowd gathered for spirited performances, and a chance to give back to local children affected by Hurricane Harvey, via the Soirée’s charitable partner, Houston Children’s Charity. This year marks a decade that Houston Children’s Charity and Toys for Tots Houston have teamed up to ensure Houston children in need have a special Christmas.

Making the season brighter: Guests Michael and Sonya Delance surprised the group with an additional substantial donation to the charity.

The VIP party took place at the home of Robert King Levy III, featuring entertainment from Terrell Carter of the Fox hit show Empire, and a live auction for a work of painter Edgar Medina, which raised thousands for the cause.

The main event kicked off with a red carpet happening at Henke and Pillot in downtown Houston, and included a cocktail reception, and silent auction. Guests were treated to the sounds of New York hip-hop violinist Svet Radoslavof, Grammy-nominated and platinum-selling recording artist Mary Griffin, and Vincent Powell American Idol finalist — who wowed the crowd with his just-released single, “Live Again.”

Who: Dr. Monica PatelTrish Earles, Mike ChabalaLinda Sirotka, Lauren KellyEdward Sanchez, ​Jonathan MartinAmeerah SaineElly Pourasef, Irvin Randle, Brittany Warren, and a host of other guests.