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Kicking off Ferndale Community Choir’s 50th Anniversary Year with Video of Carnegie Hall Performance

Haven’t seen our ads or posters? You can still join us TONIGHT at 7:00 p.m. as we watch a video of the Handel’s Messiah performance at Carnegie Hall and thank the amazing town of Ferndale, and all those who helped us to sing in New York City.

Hear parts 2 and 3 of the Messiah, and see photos from fundraising to rehearsals to performance.

Special thanks to Paul Beatie – Ferndale Music Company and The Old Steeple – for hosting us this evening!

Spring Concerts Begin this Weekend!

Spring concerts begin in just a couple of days! Join us in Ferndale and Eureka this weekend and the next for choral music to inspire and uplift the soul.

Stay tuned for a couple of clips of Dana Christen and Sharon Welton performing four-handed piano. They’re just fabulous.

Rehearsing at the Catholic Church in Ferndale

New York City . . . and Upcoming Concerts

The Trip!

It was just a year ago that we received an invitation to sing with Distinguished Concerts International New York at Carnegie Hall.  In a couple of weeks we’ll join with about 350 other singers from around the world to sing Handel’s Messiah on the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

55 singers and another 30 friends and family will travel to NYC and begin a rigorous rehearsal schedule the day after Thanksgiving.  We have been rehearsing throughout late spring and summer, preparing to sing with a symphony orchestra under a world renowned director.  It will be interesting to see Betty singing alto instead of directing!

The support of our community has been absolutely amazing.  From a large matching donation to individual donations and community grants, we have seen a large amount of our performance and travel costs covered.  We especially thank Caroline Titus of the Ferndale Enterprise for keeping the choir on the front cover of the paper, promoting our trip, and helping us raise the funds we need.

We’ll be updating our website as frequently as we can, and posting to Facebook while we’re on our trip, so keep an eye out!

Carnegie Hall

Upcoming Concerts!

Our first concert is the Saturday after we return from New York, so we’ve been doubling up on Christmas rehearsals and  “New York” rehearsals.  We’ve got a great set of music, including a lovely piece with handbells, and piano music for four hands . . .  Dana Christen and Sharon Welton will play before and after the concerts, and a fabulous Angels We Have Heard on High with the choir.

So we hope we’ll see you at one or all of our concerts, and we thank you for your support!

2017 Christmas Celebration in Song

Spring Training and Fundraising

Rehearsals have begun!  and our Director is pretty happy.

First Rehearsal 2017

Tenors! First Rehearsal of 2017

Fundraising for our trip to Carnegie Hall in New York City is in full swing!

Check out the amazing and ever so generous work of Lucy and Ethel in the Ferndale Enterprise!  They are helping us get so close to getting matching funds up to $25,000 from an anonymous donor!

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We have a number of ways to help choir members with the costs of underwriting and travel to sing Handel’s Messiah – see our Crowdrise site by clicking here . . .  watch for auction items in The Ferndale Enterprise . . . watch for events to be held at The Steeple in Ferndale in August and October.  And you can always send a check to the Ferndale Community Choir, P O Box 67, Ferndale CA 95536.

The Choir is a non-profit 501(c)(3) so your contributions are tax deductible.  Look for updates on our website, and like us for updates from Facebook.  Thank you for all your help!