When our beautiful music was silenced this spring by the COVID 19 pandemic, 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 having to cancel our last two concerts this spring.
Now we are now faced with the difficult challenge of planning for the coming 2020-2021 season, our 40th anniversary. Sadly, we have no clear idea of when it will be safe to gather to rehearse and when we will be allowed to present public concerts again. Most professional choral experts talk about how it won’t really be safe for adult choirs to gather until a vaccine is readily available for all.
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 2020-2021 — 40th Anniversary Season
March 13, 2021: Harmony Sweepstakes
April 10, 2021: Mozart’s Choral Masterpiece—The Requiem (with orchestra)
May 15, 2021: Youth Music Competition
June 12, 2021: 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