• We are entering our 10th year as a community nonprofit, with a performance history going back to 1979
  • We are entering our 10th year as a community nonprofit, with a performance history going back to 1979
  • Our programs have brought hours of joy to thousands in Napa Valley audiences

This is an exciting watershed year for the St Helena Choral Society, and we have you, our ongoing supporters to thank! We are entering our 10th year as a community nonprofit, with a performance history going back  to 1979. Our programs have brought hours of joy to thousands in Napa Valley audiences and taught singers of all ages and abilities love of music, confidence in performing, and the rewards of teamwork through listening and harmonization.

 

Over  more  than  four  decades, this  vision  has  been  energetically  led  by a  local  hero—our  beloved  musical director, Craig Bond. Since his official school district retirement, “Mr. Bond” never stopped. Instead he redoubled his efforts to bring choral music to an ever-wider array of singers and audiences under the auspices of our Choral Society.

 

Year after year we have come to you with an annual appeal for support of each season’s programs—to keep ticket prices free or family-friendly, buy music, offer scholarships, and pay for orchestras and soloists (ticket sales and choir dues cover just 42% of our budget)—and every year you’ve come through with your generous gifts.  This year we humbly request anew your financial support for a very special focus on our future: the Craig Bond Legacy Choral Fund.

 

The Craig Bond Legacy Choral Fund celebrates past accomplishments and honors the leadership of Craig Bond. But this fund goes far beyond making it through one season at a time. We seek your help to build a truly sustainable future for musical education in our community. Over the coming years,  this  fund will finance our ongoing programs and scholarships and allow us to better plan and expand future programming and creative collaborations.

 

Our SHCS board has set an ambitious target of $200,000. We feel so strongly that this Legacy Fund is critical to our future that we have contributed $20,000 from our own pockets to kick off the fund.  We hope you will join us with your big-hearted donation,  and  tell  your  friends about  this  fundraising  effort too.

 

IMPORTANT DATES AND EVENTS

First Rehearsal of the Spring Semester 2018

for the  SH Children's Chorus is  Thursday , January 18th, 3:30

Grace Church.

 

First Rehearsal of the Spring Semester 2018 for the Teen Choir is Wednesday, January 17th, 6:00 p,m. Grace Church

 

First Rehearsal of the Spring Semester 2018 for the  SH Chamber Choir  is Monday, February 12th, 7:00 p.m.

Grace Church

 

New singers interested in joining any of these groups must call Director Craig Bond at 963-7712

 

Spring Concert Dates

Children's Chorus & Teen Choir Spring Choral Concert

Sunday,  May 6th at 4PM

SH Performing Arts Center

 

Chamber Choir  Spring Concert

Saturday, April 14th at 4PM

Lincoln Theater in Yountville, Ca.

 

Festival Dates  for the Children's Chorus & Teen Choir TBA

 

Members of the Choral Society will sing the National Anthem for the SF Giants on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018, 7:00 pm. Tickets are available from director  Craig Bond at 963-7712.

 

A percentage of every ticket sold through the Choral Society goes into the society's account.  Be sure to purchase your tickets to the game from us!!!!!

 

©2016 St. Helena Choral Society      Phone: 707-963-7712       support@sthelenachoralsociety.com       P.O. Box 164     St. Helena, CA 94574