Thanks to a generous donation last season, the Bel Air Community Chorus was able to purchase a portable keyboard, amp, bench, keyboard stand, pedal and necessary cords. The chorus will use this instrument at various performances, including our summer bandshell concert and festivals.
Treasurer, Ted McCadden remarked, “There’s always a fundraising challenge in volunteer organizations…Without the generosity of benefactors like this we would not be able to grow our organization in the way that we can now.”
Director Jay Althouse expressed his gratitude for the gift saying, “We are so fortunate to have received such a generous donation that we could use to make such a needed capital investment such as our new keyboard! Items like this will allow us to continue growing, providing quality choral performances throughout the community.”
The keyboard was used during our spring concert, “I Dream a World: Anthems of Social Justice.” Accompanist Sandra Files played the keyboard for “21 Guns.” It was also the primary instrument she played during our summer bandshell concert.
The donor chooses to remain anonymous. The Bel Air Community Chorus is deeply grateful for this gift and for our devoted patrons. President, Chris Depkin observed, “ What really makes this gift special is the proviso that the money be used for something creative. We’ve been given a rare opportunity to splurge on something that will improve our mobility and musicality.”