From: Margaret Cassidy
As 2009 comes to a close, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks, on behalf of the Board of Directors of Winona Oratorio Chorus, to everyone who helped make our “Concert to St. Cecilia” in November such a beautiful event. It was our hope to show to the Winona community talented young people who were mentored by music educators in our public, parochial, and home schools in the Winona area. The results far exceeded our dreams, as five young musicians took the stage with the Oratorio and WSU Concert Choirs, delivering performances that deeply moved and uplifted audience members and performers alike. Maria Kujawa, Brian Mechell, Kyle Ellinghuysen, Rachel Ryan and Christopher Mechell brought the audience to their feet with their musical skill and passion. We are grateful to our financial backers, our tireless director, Dr. Harry Mechell, the orchestra, and all those who contributed to this effort- thank you!
We hope everyone will join us for our next concert, “An Evening at the Opera”, on Saturday, March 20, 2010, at 7:30 p.m., Winona State University Performing Arts Center Main Stage.