WELLAND – Chorus Niagara, Niagara’s premier 100-voice choral ensemble, conducted by Artistic Director Robert Cooper, will hold its 7th Annual Singathon Fundraiser at the Seaway Mall, Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Seaway Mall was the location for the Chorus’ 2010 YouTube viral flash mob, produced by Alphabet Photography, viewed more than 41 million times.
The Singathon is a free concert.
The Chorus performs a variety of works from their popular and classical repertoire, including the famed Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah.
Local community leaders have been invited as guest conductors and will lead the choir with assistance from artistic director Robert Cooper, who will tutor them in the basic methods of conducting.
Also joining Chorus Niagara are members of The Chorus Niagara Side By Side High School Chorale.
The Chorus Niagara Children’s Choir, with artistic director Amanda Nelli will perform at 11:30 a.m.
The Singathon is Chorus Niagara’s major annual fundraiser. The financial goal this year is to raise $50,000.00 in support of its 50th Anniversary Season. Funds are used to produce and promote the ensembles’ annual season of four choral concerts, each featuring classical, avant-garde and contemporary choral music.
The funds are also used to support the Side By Side High School Chorale as well as The Chorus Niagara Children’s Choir.
Donations can be made in person at the Singathon, by sponsoring a Chorus member or online at www.canadahelps.org
For more information contact Claudia Meyer at 905-988-9175 or visit the Chorus Niagara website at www.chorusniagara.ca.
(Submitted by Chorus Niagara)