‘Exquisite Music and Fine Dining’ Fundraiser
Dinner and a show takes on a new meaning when the ArMack Orchestra and Arcata High Madrigal Choir present their spring gala, Sunday in the Park. An evening of exquisite music and fine dining is in store Sunday, May 21 at the Arcata Community Center.
This annual fundraising event kicks off at 4:30 p.m. with spirits and seasonal plated hors d’oeuvres, followed by dinner, silent and live auctions and the show. The orchestra, made up of musicians from Arcata and McKinleyville high schools, will play selections chosen from the Romantic Period, 20th Century and today. The full Madrigal Choir performs selections from across genres, with the group breaking into men’s and women’s ensembles for several songs. Music Director Cassandra Moulton conducts.
Following the Sunday in the Park theme, the dinner entrée features barbecued tri-tip or vegetarian ratatouille with herbed potatoes, a spring salad and dessert.
Proceeds from the event help support orchestra and choir travel as well as miscellaneous expenses not supported by school funding.
Tickets are $35 and available from orchestra and choir members, at the Wildberries Market outlet or by phone, (707) 599-5414.
The ensembles exchange travel years and in the past have visited Amsterdam, Italy, New York and Seattle, for competitions and the opportunity to study with renowned musicians.