Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Our Summer Gala, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough!" will take place on Friday, August 13 at the Ambassador Banquet & Conference Center, located at 7792 Peach Street in Erie. The Gala is YPC's largest fundraiser of the year, generating income to support tuition scholarships, purchase uniforms, support performance and travel costs, and many other expenses YPC incurs throughout the year to maintain a high-quality choral program. This year, nearly 100 singers who are joining us for our 2nd Annual Choir Camp in residence at Penn State Behrend will spend the week preparing to perform for our guests at the Gala. The event will feature a feast of international foods from various mountain regions - the Himalayas, the Alps, the Appalachians, and the Sierra Madre - with great choral music that corresponds to each region performed throughout the evening. Additional music will provided throughout the evening by the Steve Trohoske Jazz Trio. We will have silent & live auction items donated by a wide variety of businesses from around the community and region, as well as raffle items, and an after party that will feature a karaoke bidding contest!
Tickets to the Gala & After Party are available by contacting the YPC office at (814) 898-6789.
Our 2nd Annual Choir Camp will take place August 9-14 on the campus of Penn State Behrend. This year, we have 96 campers who will be participating in this climactic event of the year - a 50% increase over last year's enrollment! We have some very exciting events planned for the week, but our main focus will be on preparing for a sensational Gala performance Friday night. We will close the camp with a family concert at 12:30PM on Saturday, August 14 that will be free & open to the public. The family concert will take place in Bruno's Cafe, in the Reed Union Building at Penn State Behrend.
Parents, friends, and family should check this blog throughout the week for updates from our campers, and photos of our camp activities!
You can also read more about YPC events on our website at ypcerie.org, and on Facebook!