Concerts are Over, and Carnegie Hall Fundraising Begins

Christmas rapidly approaches . . . our concerts are over and we look forward to relaxing over the holiday, and beginning fundraising in earnest in January.

If you didn’t have a chance to be at a concert, we’ll be posting videos shortly (as soon as I finish making Christmas gifts!) on Facebook and YouTube.  We had the opportunity to sing at Christ Episcopal this year instead of the Fortuna Christmas Music Festival, and though we missed the Festival vibe, it was fabulous –  as always – to sing in the amazing Christ Episcopal venue.  Thanks to all who attended – we hope your holidays were enlarged by our music.

We have about 50 people signed up to sing next year in New York at Carnegie Hall, and more than 30 family members and friends who are coming with us.  All I can say is:  Wow.  Just wow.

We have begun fundraising for our trip – all told, we will need over $120,000 for travel, hotel, and concert underwriting fees.  Our singers, family , and friends are committed to paying all we need to, but we are also committed to raising as much as we can to defray costs.  We received donations at our concerts, and the Times Standard did a nice piece from which we hope to raise more funds.  We have a number of ideas and some great support from Ferndale business people.  And amazingly, an anonymous donor will match all donations up to $25,000.

The reason we’re talking about this now is that now is a great time to make a donation – since the Choir is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, all donations are tax deductible.  So we encourage you to donate now!  Donations can be mailed to:

The Ferndale Community Choir

P O Box 67

Ferndale CA 95536

A receipt for your donation will be sent you you.

After the holidays we’ll put together a donation site.  You’ll want to stay tuned for some exciting events . . . and we’ll be sure to keep you posted as to what’s coming up next.

Merry Christmas!

Marvelous art created by Jimmy Fay Beal, a former alto, for the choir's CD
Marvelous art created by Jimmy Fay Beal, a former alto, for the choir’s CD

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