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.
AUGUST 27, 2021 UDATE
We had begun planning for a restart and a holiday concert in December. Alas, this was not to be. The current rise in Covid levels nationwide and in our community have caused us to move our restart to early in 2022. We hope to restart in January/February.
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 season look like in 2022? Here is our hopeful forecast, based on the assumption that things will improve in 2022.
MCE’s 2021-2022 — 40th Anniversary Season
March 12, 2022: Harmony Sweepstakes
April 2, 2022: Mozart’s Choral Masterpiece—The Requiem (with orchestra)
May 14, 2022: Youth Music Competition
June 25, 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
A Cappella Festival
World of Music
Masterworks Choral Ensemble is an adult Southwest Washington chorus dedicated to performance, community service, music education, and leadership in the arts.
The mission is to perform sacred and secular choral, orchestral, and new commissioned works; to collaborate with other arts groups; to participate in community service activities; and to provide a leadership in developing, sponsoring, and broadening the vocal arts.