It is with great pleasure that we announce our third biennial gala, Bella Voce.
We hope you will join us for this premier event to benefit the North Carolina Master Chorale.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Carolina Country Club
Welcome to Bella Voce – a gala celebration to benefit the North Carolina Master Chorale. Like the powerful performances offered by the Chorale, this year’s Bella Voce promises something magical for all who attend.
Have you ever felt the magical power of a moonlit sky filled with stars? There is an element of surprise to it – a moment that takes your breath away.
This year’s theme is inspired by the notion of starlit nights. There is an awe-inspiring quality to a starlit night. We experience that same feeling of magic as singers, orchestra members and audience members when beautiful voices come together in powerful musical performance like we have come to expect from the Master Chorale.
As supporters of the Master Chorale, you are the stars of Bella Voce. We look forward to enjoying the magic of Bella Voce’s starlit night with you.
The elegance of Carolina Country Club provides a beautiful backdrop for our 2014 gala which promises, once again, to be one of Raleigh’s premier events.
This year’s special features include: dancing with music provided by Bull City Syndicate and delectable hors d’oeuvres and desserts prepared by the master chefs at Carolina Country Club. You will enjoy the encore of our “Wall of Wine” and our new “Chair-ity” Auction as well as our fabulous Silent Auction! And…you will be delighted at the transformation of our venue as we recreate a beautiful starlit night.
We have added a number of new benefits to thank our event sponsors for their financial support. Have you ever dreamed of conducting a chorus of 180 singers on the stage at Meymandi Hall? At the $5000 level, you will enjoy a number of exclusive benefits including the opportunity to share the baton of Maestro Sturgis as you conduct a piece at our “Joy of the Season” concert. In addition, for all our sponsors at the $1,000 level and above, we are offering an exclusive pre-gala champagne reception where you will have an opportunity to relax and enjoy some gentle music and laughter with our conductor before joining the gala for dancing, libations, food and more fun!
This year we also have a special treat for our gala sponsors who commit before June: we are having an “Early Sponsorship Party” on June 7 that you won’t want to miss! Master Chorale parties are known for engaging conversations, interesting people and lots of fun (inspired by our beloved conductor). You won’t want to miss it! Visit our sponsor page for more details on our 2014 sponsorship levels and benefits.
For years, we envisioned an event that would celebrate the music and magic of the Chorale and in 2010, the first Bella Voce gala was born.
Bella Voce is Italian for “beautiful voice” and it was chosen to honor all the voices that comprise the North Carolina Master Chorale. This year we celebrate our third biennial gala event and it continues to be an evening that helps ensure continued funding of first-rate choral music in the Raleigh area.
With each gala, new ideas are introduced to enhance the guest experience so that the event is always fresh, exciting and fun. The gala has steadily grown in popularity, having a greater number of supporters and donors with each new celebration. With only 250 gala event tickets available, it has become one of the premier arts events of the season.
We look forward to seeing you at Bella Voce!
When the Master Chorale comes together, magical things happen.