Help Mallory Get To Italy 2015!
Organized by: Suzanne Hagen
My daughter Mallory basically came out of the womb singing. It is her passion, and she is fortunate enough to have been given the opportunity to attend a public high school that offers her an extra curricular program to share that talent with the world... literally, in this case.
As a sophomore at Lakeland Regional High School, Mallory is a 15 year old Soprano with the Lakeland Chorale and Chamber Singers. This is an auditioned choir group with approximately 50 members. The Chorale is admired for their excellence under the leadership of director James E. Weber, Jr. and previously, Mr. Edward J. (Chip) Dalton, Jr. The group has performed internationally and throughout the United States, including a yearly invitation to sing at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Additionally, they have been given a great honor in having renowned British composer and conductor John Rutter write works specifically for the Lakeland Chorale to perform.
In celebrating their 40th anniversary, the Lakeland Chorale has planned a tour to Italy in the summer of 2015, with performances at cathedrals in Rome, Venice and Florence, among other places. While the Chorale is offering many fundraising opportunites for its members locally, it will still not be enough to meet the financial burden to attend. Our goal here is to reach out to friends, family and the community to raise enough funds for Mallory and a chaperone (either her father or myself) to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime event.
We would be eternally grateful of any donation you can give to help make Mallory's dream come true. With your support, I know we can reach that goal!
(The video attached is an impromptu performance of "Danny Boy" the kids sang this past March while stopping under the Portal Bridge at Point State Park in Pittsburgh, PA. Brought tears to my eyes, how about yours?)