When our beautiful music was silenced by the COVID 19 pandemic in March 2020, we felt that silence deeply. We haven’t been silent since we started singing together in 1981. Our mission of Music, Community and Education (MCE) reflects our name Masterworks Choral Ensemble (MCE). Our members have formed a welcoming community among themselves and brought their joy of music to the South Sound for thirty nine years. We are still that community despite being on hiatus since the pandemic began.
THE GOOD NEWS
We are beginning to plan for our return! If all continues to go well we hope to start rehearsals in October 2021 and have our annual Christmas concert on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Olympia.
We are sure that you understand how the uncertain future presents huge financial challenges for our nonprofit. We are very grateful for your ongoing support as we still have costs to cover without the sale of concert tickets. Your gifts ensure that we can maintain our organization until such time as we are allowed to perform again. Please consider donating.
So what does our 40th anniversary season look like? Here is our hopeful forecast, based on the assumption that things will continue to improve:
MCE’s 2021-2022 — 40th Anniversary Season
December 4, 2021: Ring in the Holidays – a Christmas Concert
March 12, 2022: Harmony Sweepstakes
April 4, 2022: Mozart’s Choral Masterpiece—The Requiem (with orchestra)
May 14, 2022: Youth Music Competition
June 4, 2022: Disney: A Wonderful World of Music
Again, we thank you for being part of the MCE community, and supporting us through your donations. We can’t wait for the day we can sing for you in person again. Stay safe. Stay well.
– Tim Horine, President of the Board of Directors
– Gary Witley, Artistic Director and Conductor