MCS’ Fall Serenade: When the Bel Canto Choir really shines

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

Twice a year, the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint’s (MCS) accomplished instructors give a recital performance that rivals those showcased at the finest concert halls in the world. It’s now time for MCS’ 8th Annual Fall Serenade to be held on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Heartwood Center, 615 Oak Street, Sandpoint.

Pictured are members of the Music Conservatory of Sandpoint’s Bel Canto Opera. This year’s Fall Serenade will feature instrumental and vocal performers and is set for November 19 at 6 p.m. at the Heartwood Center, 615 Oak Street, Sandpoint. Courtesy photo.

The concert will feature works by great masters and proceeds will benefit MCS’ scholarship and tuition assistance programs. The evening begins with an appetizer reception that includes a no-host wine bar and silent auction for outrageous desserts donated by local restaurant and pastry chefs. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for MCS students.

“This particular event is great because it demonstrates the unique relationship between MCS, our instructors, and our students,” MCS board secretary Natasha Ford said. “We really want our students to succeed, but we understand that developing a skill can take years with a lot of investment from families.

“We aim to keep music accessible for all,” she continued, “and this is one way the community can not only come and enjoy our talented musicians, but also join with us in support of music for Sandpoint’s budding young musicians.”

The gourmet desserts are coming in from all around town, including the Pie Hut, Spuds, DiLuna’s, Winter Ridge and more. There will also be a raffle to win a pie a month from Panhandler Pies, or concertgoers may bid on a healthier and timely Thanksgiving centerpiece.

For more information about this event or to make a donation to Music Conservatory of Sandpoint, call (208) 265-4444 or go to their website: www.sandpointconservatory.org, or email staff at [email protected] Tickets are available at the Conservatory, online at www.browpapertickets.com, or at the door.

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