Groton Board of Trade Discusses the Groton Dunstable Regional High School Chamber Choir
On Wednesday, Feb. 15, Groton Board of Trade welcomed a conversation about the Groton Dunstable Regional High School Chamber Choir. They were interested to learn more about the need to raise funds to help this group of 30 students to perform at the London Olympics in 2012. I really appreciated the opportunity to share that the Chamber has been placing first in every category in every music competition it has entered. This exceptional achievement came to the attention of organizers working on musical events for the London Olympics and the chorus was one in 15 choirs to be invited, and five groups will actually participate. The groups will represent the United States and perform in several venues for as many as 70,000 spectators.
This opportunity of a lifetime, however, was not an easy one to seize. It will cost just over $130,000 for flights, accommodations and meals and the music director, Mr. Tim Savoy, and the students have agreed that either everyone goes or no one goes. As each member's harmony is essential to the overall sound, the Chamber will travel as a team or not at all. The dedication of the group is phenomenal.
I want to thank the GBOT on behalf of the Chamber for their generous contribution. I would also like to thank Steve Lane, a GBOT Board member, for agreeing to match the contribution. Every contribution to this effort is extremely helpful.
Beaming Chamber Member Parent and fan