On June 6th, over 175 guests gathered at the Hanesbrands Theater for The Mad Hatter Arts 4 Arts Gala. The 10th-annual fundraiser benefits the Winston-Salem Youth Chorus (WSYC).
Guests enjoyed an evening in a whimsical wonderland filled with live music, themed hors d’oeuvres & cocktails, magical characters, an exciting silent auction, the beautiful voices of the Winston-Salem Youth Chorus and other professional arts entertainers connected with the chorus. The Camel City Jazz performed in the lobby before and after the show, as guests enjoyed their food & cocktails,
Barbara Beattie, Founding Artistic Director of the WSYC, directed nearly 90 youth from ages 8–18, singing in four unique ensembles. Other talented performers were members of the WSYC board of directors, staff and alumni.
The WSYC recently celebrated its 20th anniversary with a performance at the Stevens Center. The mission of the chorus is to engage and develop youth from diverse backgrounds and help enrich their lives by inspiring excellence in choral music. Their vision is to be the premiere youth choral organization in our region—where all interested youth have the opportunity to engage.
The WSYC is a non-profit organization, and is a funded partner of the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, relying on support from businesses and individual donations to continue their mission. The WSYC would like to say thank you to their 2013–2014 Season Sponsors: VSI, Reynolds American, BB&T, Flow Cadillac, Salem Academy and College, Womble Carlyle, Berkshire Hathaway, Robinhood Pharmacy, Kilpatrick Stockton and Goslen Printing.
Lori Prescott, Executive Director of the W-S Youth Chorus, says, “The quality vocal training, discipline, teamwork and confidence these youth receive from their experiences with the chorus help them to succeed in all areas of their life. This organization is a gem to the community.”
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