Our annual Serenade gala is the flagship event of The Choir School’s annual calendar, and has become a favorite tradition for our MasterSingers and patrons for more than 15 years. This year, we’re taking Serenade online and expanding it with three unique events.
Test your knowledge
It all starts on Wednesday, March 10 with our Trivia Night. Our executive director Davis Tapp hosts this casual evening that will be a great way to see some familiar faces and put your knowledge to the test. Put your feet up and bring your smarts. We’ll have special guest captains and you’ll be facing off with other Choir School fans for bragging rights and prizes from Charlotte-area breweries. Plus, every correct answer helps support The Choir School — and that’s a no brainer.
Excite your palate
On Sunday, March 21, you can learn from some of Charlotte’s finest gourmet purveyors in an exclusive tasting class. Our neighbors at Seventh Street Market Rachel Klebaur of Ormann’s Cheese Shop and Josh Villapando of The Assorted Table Wine Shoppe host this exclusive and interactive wine and cheese seminar. You’ll learn from the best as you try great cheeses and exciting wines. The happy hour event is capped off with a tasting of chocolates from local artisans Pott’s Chocolate.
Friend of the Choir School Adam Santalla Pierce hosts this interactive class where we’ll toast to the future of The Choir School.
Delight in the music
The celebrations conclude with a special live broadcast Serenade Concert featuring The Bechtler Ensemble String Quartet and performances from The MasterSingers. Grab a seat on your couch for an intimate evening full of music. Tanja Bechtler and the Bechtler Ensemble join The Choir School for a special live performance from Uptown Charlotte in support of our mission.
You’ll start your evening with our “Bites Box” featuring small bites and great wine from long-time Choir School supporters La-tea-da’s Catering. The night continues with virtual choir performances from The MasterSingers, and opportunities to support the Choir’s mission of accessible, excellent music education.
The patron Pass
The best way to experience it all is with our Patron Pass. With this special pass, you get access to all three events at a special price. Each pass includes live-stream access to every event and all event boxes for two guests. And you save a bundle — more than $100!
Start your journey
There are lots of ways to support The Choir School this year at Serenade. You can make a gift below right now, for instance. And you can join us for any or all of the three Serenade events. You can read more about the events and get the details or you can go ahead and buy tickets today.