Dear Friends of the Cape Cod Chorale,
I cannot believe it is my fourth season already! We have performed a wide variety of music together, from Bach to Britten, from Handel to Haydn, from Mozart to Mendelssohn, and a lot of other composers and styles in between those well-known fellows.
Highlights from last season included our spectacular Christmas concert, Viva Vivaldi with our first “Pop-Up Hallelujah” from Messiah. About 25 people came-up from the audience to sing this famous piece with the Chorale and chamber ensemble. Our friend at WFCC filmed it and put it on their Facebook page, where it rapidly became the most frequently seen video! In spring, we delighted audiences with a concert full of ebullient, vivacious music from Vienna. Haydn’s Te Deum and others were very well received. We presented our second annual Cabaret au Chocolat, a fundraiser for our scholarship and for the work of the Chorale. We had a huge crowd happily eating chocolate, listening to our concert, and bidding on wonderful silent auction items. We presented our scholarship winner, Hannah Wolfe, senior at Barnstable High School, with a $1000 check to help her expenses at Carnegie Mellon, where she is majoring in Vocal Performance. We have heard that she loves her school and singing every day, learning more and more repertoire.
Since 1982 the Cape Cod Chorale has delighted audiences with a wide range of classical and contemporary choral works, performing 5-6 times a year in mid-Cape venues. This year, we are pleased to perform all of our December and April concerts at First Church Sandwich. We hope you can help us continue to bring great music to our communities.
Our concerts are well attended, and many local businesses advertise in our program booklet, but ticket sales & advertising do not cover all the costs of running a chorus (or any arts organization), so to provide choral excellence in this 35th season and beyond, we ask for your donation to Friends of the Cape Cod Chorale.
Music is vital in communities, and I believe in this community chorus; it is not just a job for me; bringing people together to rehearse each week is an honor, and I therefore personally contribute each year to the Friends campaign. I so look forward to Monday evening rehearsals and to our concerts!
Your contribution at any level of giving helps support our scholarship and performances.
Checks in any amount, from $10-$10,000, can be made payable to Cape Cod Chorale (a 501c3 organization). Please see more information here, or donate online today. I hope to meet you at our concerts! Follow us on Facebook, too!
Danica A. Buckley, Artistic Director and Conductor