The talented vocalists of the Ridgefield Chorale welcomed the young singers from the Ridgefield Boys and Girls Club on the stage at their "Holiday Pops Concert."

The concert magically enhanced the holiday spirit in the community, as well as the children's confidence in performing. The Ridgefield Chorale continued to create holiday magic, as they generously donated all proceeds of the concert to The Ridgefield Boys and Girls Club.

"We cannot thank the Chorale enough. Singing with the Chorale was such a meaningful experience for our kids and a unique opportunity for them to perform on the big stage," explained Mike Flynn, the Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club.

Daniela Sikora, Artistic Director of the Ridgefield Chorale, continued, "What the Ridgefield Boys and Girls club does for all children, being an inclusive place where they can be themselves, is an incredible asset to our community."

Central to the mission of the Chorale is their commitment to serving not only the members, but the community. Every year, singers meet with the Board of Directors to advocate for an organization that is meaningful to them.  Then, in the spirit of the season, the Chorale donates all the proceeds from the concert to that organization. Annetta Hewko spoke passionately about the Club and it was chosen as this year’s recipient. The Chorale is grateful to the generous sponsors of the concert, Allison Stockel, Patti Ross and Blandine Lewine.

Daniela Sikora, Annette Hewko, and Amy Y. Day, the President of the Ridgefield Chorale, were delighted to present Mike Flynn, Tauna Idone, the Direct of Development, and Jess Murphy, the Program Director, all of the Ridgefield Boys and Girls Club with a check for $5,538.60.

Mike said, "To start the year with a donation like this, it's incredible. It will go a long way."

To learn more about the Ridgefield Chorale, please visit www.ridgefieldchorale.org or find us on Facebook. The Chorale’s next concert, 21st Broadway, featuring the music of Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Wicked and other 21st century musicals, will be presented with full orchestra on April 27th, at Ridgefield High School. If you are interested in singing this great music, there is still time to join the Chorale!

The Ridgefield Chorale, whose 70+ members hail from Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York, is known for its vocal excellence. Dedicated to the performance of contemporary choral music, from a cappella to Broadway, the standards, jazz and world music, the Chorale presents today’s finest choral composers and arrangers, accompanied by some of our area’s best musicians. www.ridgefieldchorale.org