Schola Cantorum Auctions the Opportunity to Conduct Hundreds of Voices
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
Music Director Gregory Wait will hand over the baton to the highest bidder of Schola Cantorum Silicon Valley’s fundraising prize, during the choir’s annual Messiah Sing on Monday, December 18, at 7:30 pm at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. After a brief lesson, the maestro for a day will step up to the podium to conduct hundreds of voices in Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus of the popular Messiah sing-along, where the audience becomes the choir.
The guest conductor will also receive a golden baton, four complimentary tickets to the Messiah Sing, and a photo with Maestro Wait.
Funds raised by this conductor’s package help support the mission of the 75-voice choir, connecting the Silicon Valley community with the wonders of choral music through outstanding live performances, educational outreach programs, and collaborations with local artists.
To place a bid to conduct, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, bid amount, and a contact phone number. Current high bid is $100. Bids must be increased in $25 increments. Bidding closes on Friday, December 15 at 2:00 pm. The daily highest bid will be posted on the Schola Cantorum website at ScholaCantorum.org.
Admission price for the Messiah Sing is $26 adults, $18 students (under 21), $20 for groups of 10 or more.Tickets may be purchased at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts Ticket Office at 500 Castro Street, at 650-903-6000, or www.MVCPA.com.