National Chorale’s 50th Anniversary Online Auction

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National Chorale's 50th Anniversary Online Auction is live now through April 12, 2018, with new items added weekly! Bidding is now open at www.nationalchorale50thanniversary.org.

Some highlights from the auction include:

Private Lodge for one week in the Poconos (sleeps up to 14)
1914 Adirondack style house with six bedrooms and a sleeping porch that sleeps 14 on the three mile long Pocono Lake located in a private community. Accommodations include week long stay between Labor Day and June 15, and use of private boat located on private dock. Children and pets welcome.
Value $3,000

Six ON STAGE Tickets to Handel's Messiah Sing-In on December 15, 2017
This is a once-in-a -lifetime "bucket list" experience! You and five lucky friends will get Stage Seating at National Chorale's 50th Annual Handel's Messiah Sing-In David Geffen Hall Lincoln Center as you attend the National Chorale's Holiday Season event on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm. These tickets will provide seating for you and 5 of your guests ON STAGE at Lincoln Center to sing in a chorus of almost 3,000 voices. Sit with Sing-In conductors and professional singers to celebrate the Chorale's 50th Anniversary and celebrate choral music!
Value $1,200

Cooperstown Weekend Excursion
Lovely Cooperstown, NY is best known as the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame, and it is also the home of the Glimmerglass Opera Company. The donors write: "Be our guests for an amazing weekend in the Mohawk Valley. We will provide accommodations for four (one double and two single beds) in our Victorian home in historic Richfield Springs, New York. Package includes four tickets to any Glimmerglass Festival production on the weekends of 7/7,14, or 28, as well as free admission to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, NY." Alternatively, for devoted baseball junkies, the house is available for the Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, but you'll miss the Festival.
Value: $1,500-2,000

Four VIP Tickets to "Good Morning America"
Four lucky individuals will have the opportunity for special seating in the studio audience for ABC's "Good Morning America". The VIP tickets include a behind-the-scenes look into the production of the show. You pick the date and reserve your seats.
Value: Priceless
Among many other possibilities!

The National Chorale is devoted to inspiring diverse audiences through education and performance and increasing awareness of music's power to engage and inform through artistic expression. Celebrate excellence in music education and performance by supporting the Chorale.

For further information about National Chorale or on any of the lots, please email music@nationalchorale.org.


NATIONAL CHORALE'S 2017-2018 SEASON CONTINUES WITH:

December 15, 2017
Handel's Messiah Sing-In

March 16, 2018
Angela Rice - Thy Will Be Done, An Easter Oratorio
New York Premiere featuring tenor Gregory Turay

April 13, 2018
Beethoven's Symphony #9 and Ralph Vaughan Williams - Serenade to Music


ABOUT THE NATIONAL CHORALE
The National Chorale, New York's premier professional choral company, is celebrating its 50thLincoln Center Season at David Geffen Hall, previously Avery Fisher Hall, with its continuing series of choral orchestral masterworks and 20th century American Classics.

Founded in 1967, the National Chorale is the only professional choral company in the United States to have established and maintained an annual subscription season in the major New York City concert halls - 50 seasons in David Geffen Hall, with additional concerts at Carnegie Hall. It presents a broad repertory of choral-orchestral works; seldom-performed works from many stylistic periods; opera-in-concert; American music theatre; and contemporary works, including commissions by the Chorale for its Lincoln Center Season.

In addition to its David Geffen Hall series, the Chorale has toured nationally; presented 19 summer seasons of New York Festival of American Music Theater concerts in Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park and parks throughout the New York area; concert tours of New York State and New York City; vocal-instrumental chamber music series, and Concerts for Young People.

The National Chorale is a leader in the development of choral singing in the New York City area. The New York Times calls the National Chorale "one of the most firmly established professional choral groups in the country."

For 50 years, the Chorale has also presented vocal music education programs for NYC public schools, developing singing participation and future audiences for choral and vocal music. National Chorale's contracts with the NYC Department of Education provide year-long artist-in-residence programs for elementary, middle and high schools throughout the city. The Chorale regularly tours New York area schools, presenting concerts and choral workshops; and will present the popular 25th annual New York City High School Choral Festival, the 8th annual Elementary School Choral Festival and 5th annual Middle School Choral Festival in April and May 2018, with 36 participating high school, elementary and middle school choirs and more than 2,700 student singers from all five Boroughs of the City.

The Chorale also has a major Partnership with the NYC Professional Performing Arts High School in Manhattan, now in its 8th year, where a team of Chorale artist/teachers lead and develop the PPAS Vocal/Choral Program daily throughout the school year. The PPAS Choir will perform at Lincoln Center at each National Chorale performance during the 2017-2018 Season.

Everett McCorvey is in his fourth season as the Artistic Director of the National Chorale. Vocal Excellence is a hallmark of Dr. McCorvey's work with professional choirs and with professional singers in concerts, masterclasses and workshops throughout the world. Over a span of over 35 years, Dr. McCorvey has engaged choirs and audiences on 4 continents in moving and dynamic experiences with his unique and committed interpretation of choral music of all genres. Dr. McCorvey is also the founder and Music Director of the American Spiritual Ensemble, a group of 24 professional singers performing spirituals and other compositions of African-American composers. He is a frequent advisory panelist and on-site reviewer for the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C. and he has served on the Boards of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, National Opera Association and the Kentucky Arts Council. Dr. McCorvey has recently been invited to serve as a jurist on the Opera For All Voices initiative established by San Francisco Opera and Santa Fe Opera. The panel will review new operatic works for the industry with the goal of bringing new audiences to opera. On working with the National Chorale, Dr. McCorvey said "Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of great choral singing with the National Chorale is indeed an honor and a privilege. It is my fervent hope that we can continue to sing, share and experience the goodness of humanity through music and learn of each other better through sharing in the arts."

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