Help Mt. Rainier Choir go to Carnegie Hall

information from Mt. Rainier High School

The Mt. Rainier HS Choir is thrilled to announce its invitation to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City on April 13, 2014! We are one out of only 10 choirs in the nation to be chosen to join in singing Christopher Tin’s Grammy Award-winning piece “Calling All Dawns” under the direction of the composer himself.

In addition to the performance, we will visit historic and iconic landmarks including the Statue of Liberty, Empire State building, 9/11 Memorial, Central Park, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. We also will be attending the Broadway show “Wicked” and a Yankees vs. Red Sox baseball game.

Students and families are actively and enthusiastically fundraising to ensure that each of our 74 students (nearly 50% of whom are eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch) is able to participate in this once in a lifetime opportunity. Cost per student / chaperone will be approximately $1500 for a trip total of $120,000. We are facing an urgent challenge in meeting our next installment payment to the tour company on time, and need to raise $25,000 by 02/05/2014.

We are grateful to the many generous individuals and businesses who have shown their support already. Our upcoming Spaghetti Dinner is another opportunity for community members to help support the MRHS Choir. Please join us for dinner, dessert auction and LIVE ENTERTAINMENT!

Friday 02/28/2014 $12 per person in advance ($15 at the door) 6:00 pm at MRHS

Donations are welcome in any amount and are tax deductible. Checks to MRHS may be directed either to a specific student or to the general fund (please note CHOIR in the subject line). If you have any questions, please contact our director Sara Stricherz by phone (206) 631-7104 or email


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